Overexposure to sunlight can wreak havoc on sensitive skin, especially on those scorching summer afternoons. At the Rittenhouse Spa & Club, our luxurious services center around the highest quality treatments to look and feel beautiful. We offer a full menu of facials and skincare treatments that will smooth, repair, and nourish your skin at the cellular level. After you treat yourself to this relaxing rejuvenation, you’ll want to maintain your healthy glow even during these hotter months. Here are some tips so you can enjoy fun in the sun without compromising your complexion.
Remember to check the labels on your sunscreens and moisturizers. Sulfate ingredients can do a lot of damage, including Ammonium Laureth Sulfate, Ammonium Lauyl Sulfate, and Sodium Lauyl Sulfate. Instead, opt for all-natural formulas with limited ingredients. For facial care regimens, the active ingredient is often Salicylic Acid—a potent agent that can cause dry skin and irritation. Salicylic Acid may be helpful for oily complexions, but those with dry skin should use sparingly, if at all. With sensitive skin, unscented soaps are going to be a better option than those with heavily-scented fragrances.
Other summer tips for skin sensitivity are:
- Avoid direct sunlight for long periods of time. Sit under the cool shade of the umbrella and be sure to give your skin a break from the rays.
- Stay hydrated by drinking lots of water, especially when the weather is warmer.
- Trade long, hot showers for shorter, cooler showers to maintain the natural balance of your skin.
- Use natural SPF makeup.
To book a spa appointment at our downtown Philadelphia spa, visit http://www.therittenhousespaclub.com/spa.aspx.