Summertime Dos and Don’ts

As the owner of Balanced Health & Beauty, I’ve had the privilege of educating, consulting, and treating many patients over the years. I pride our small business on the ability to get to know each and every one of our clients and see the subtle and sometimes drastic changes that our treatments deliver. Though patients want to dive in head-first, summertime isn’t always the best time to get treatments done. Below is a quick overview of tips for summertime dos and don'ts!

Laser Hair Removal: Many clients want to prioritize smooth underarms and legs for summer, and I don’t blame them. However, with excessive exposure to the sun, this is not the time to focus on these treatments. Sun exposure makes the skin more sensitive to heat, meaning the heat from the laser may cause hyperpigmentation, burns and in severe cases scarring. Direct, prolonged sun exposure should be avoided approximately one to two weeks prior and one to two weeks after treatment.

  1. Botox: One of my favorite sayings is that “an educated client is a great client.” Botox is one of the best preventative treatments patients can focus on during the hot summer months. Botox treatments can prevent the wrinkles that excessive sun exposure causes and also helps with hyperhidrosis which is extreme perspiration in the underarm area and soles of feet.In fact, we’re even focusing on Botox specials throughout the month of July. Check out our social media pages for more info Facebook and Instagram

  2. Sunscreen: Some of you are reading this thinking - DUH! But, you’d be shocked at how many people actually wear sunscreen every day, very very few. There are so many patients who prioritize fitness out in the summer sun; running, walking, riding a bike, swimming, yet they neglect the most important organ - their skin! This summer do make effort to get a great sunscreen, especially out in the Austin sun. Here is one of my favorite products! 

  3. Facials: Facials are one of the many skin care routines that are highly encouraged to be continued during the warm summer months! Facials are not “one size fits all” and can be customized to fit the needs of your skin. Facials help repair skin from a more active lifestyle and constant sun exposure, although, like most treatments- prolonged sun exposure should be avoided for about 48 hours and accompanied with the use of sunscreen. 

  4. Peels: Chemical peels should be a genuine staple in your skin care routine, however, during the summer months, it is critically important to be careful since peels leave the skin unprotected to damaging sun rays. UVA/UVB rays are more damaging during the summer months causing premature skin aging and wrinkles. Chemical peels work best while avoiding the sun, which is really hard to do when everyone is inviting you out to the lake! 

If you have any questions, please be sure to reach us on our social media pages or email me directly.