top tips for protecting your skin this summer

top tips for protecting your skin this summer

Close up of a woman getting a hydrating skin care service.

at Spavia Springfield, we are here to help protect your skin from the sun so you can enjoy the summer season. we are ready to get outside and enjoy the warm weather, too!  follow our top tips for summer skincare by reading more below.


your body needs water to survive and so does your skin. in order to protect yourself from warmer temperatures, be sure to drink an adequate amount of water. the classic advice to drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day isn’t too far off: experts actually recommend 11.5 cups per day for women and 15.5 cups per day for men. your individual needs may vary depending on the environment you live in and your physical activity level. summer is also the ideal time to eat your water! lots of water-rich fresh fruits and vegetables, like cucumber and watermelon, are now in season.

keep your skin plump, hydrated and smooth with one of our nourishing skin care services. our facials are specifically designed to infuse your skin with moisture without causing clogged pores or breakouts. hydrated skin also minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles to give you that youthful glow. our age defense facial even includes a specially formulated mask with moisturizing enzymes and peptides to provide the ultimate hydrating experience.

sun protection

sun exposure can cause skin damage and cancer over time. harmful rays can even get through on cloudy days! this is why it is so important to think about protecting your skin all year round. follow our simple tips for a sun-safe summer:

  1. stay away from tanning beds. even though you aren’t outside, tanning beds still expose you to concentrated ultraviolet rays that increase your risk of skin cancer and harm your skin.
  2. when you are out in the sun, keep it safe and stylish with a wide brimmed hat, sunglasses and clothing. some items even have SPF built right in.
  3. choose the right sunscreen and reapply regularly. there are lots of options when it comes to sunscreen and it is important to choose a product that protects you from both UVA and UVB rays. mineral sunscreens that use zinc oxide and titanium dioxide are especially effective. we also recommend an SPF of at least 30. almost all our facials are finished with a skin cancer foundation-approved dry mineral sunscreen to keep your skin safe.

have fun enjoying the summer sun and the great outdoors while protecting your skin! contact us today to schedule your hydrating skin treatment from Spavia Springfield.