Without a doubt, summer is by far the season we thrive in. Brunch on a patio, wearing linen *everything* with a mimosa in hand? Sign us up 🙋♀ That being said, as skin health enthusiasts, we're in a bit of a tricky season. The thing we love most about the summertime happens to be the greatest contributor to skin damage and photoaging—the sun. And we can't ignore the heatwaves that accompany those rays of sunshine, which can also wreak all sorts of havoc. We are talking about an over-build-up of oil, sweat and dirt that may lead to unwanted acne breakouts, among other frustrations.
While summer may feel like a double-edged sword, we can all get through these warmer months by selecting the right products and treatments that best suit our skin needs. And how does one determine what gets the summer stamp of approval? Well, by talking to the trusted and knowledgeable doctors at The Plastic Surgery Clinic and MD Beauty Clinic, of course 😏
Doctor-approved summer treatments
The Formal Facial and the Miracle 10 Facial Peel
Glowing is the goal and the surgeons over at The Plastic Surgery Clinic just *get it*. When we asked them which treatment is their current favourite, we received a unanimous response: The Forma Facial. In fact, they often love to take a little break from their busy work schedules to pop-in for a Forma Facial themselves.
Forma is an excellent skin tightening and remodeling treatment for the summer but what exactly does it involve? First off, it takes no more than 30 minutes and requires zero downtime. By using radiofrequency (RF) heat, the Forma applicator glides over the skin while gently massaging it to stimulate collagen production, and improve the overall quality of the skin.
Looking to achieve that "snatched" glowy look this summer? Forma is your go-to treatment. And as Dr. Goyal from MD Beauty Clinic says, “The Forma Facial has minimal downtime and can get you ready for all of your summer events.”
The Miracle 10 Facial Peel is another cult favourite among the doctors. After your treatment, you'll leave feeling clean, fresh and revitalized. Your skin will continue to glow long after your treatment all while simultaneously keeping excess oil at bay. It's an excellent skin health treatment to incorporate into your regimen all year round. Not to mention, it's the perfect opportunity for some R&R 🙌
Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) Treatments
Remember Kim K and her love for the vampire facial? We certainly do! And when we sat down with Dr. Goyal to chat all things skin, we found out just how big a fan of it she is, too. Not yet convinced? Platelet-rich Plasma or PRP Treatments are comprised of the plasma and fibrin naturally found in our blood. During your appointment, a small amount of blood will be drawn, spun in a centrifuge and re-injected right into the skin. This is done like a simple filler treatment or via microneedling (aka the vampire facial) for a full facial rejuvenation. Going in for a PRP treatment can be an excellent way to improve on the overall quality of the skin by encouraging healthy skin cell turnover and collagen production. Dr. Goyal shared with us that PRP is a particularly “excellent choice for younger patients who are looking to start anti-aging treatments early.”
For all of our local glow getters, you can book a free consultation at one of two MD Beauty Clinic locations to get your summer glow on!
Doctor-approved summer skincare
Looking to dip your toes into skincare but don't know where to start? Dr. Chbat form the MD Beauty Clinic highly recommends selecting one of our pre-built Starter Collections. Our simple, high-quality routines contain everything you need for healthy skin. It hydrates and exfoliates the skin which is especially important during the warmer months, “We tend to build up a lot of dead skin cells over the summer so we always recommend to ensure exfoliation in the skin.”
And it goes without saying, but let’s not forget SPF! The docs recommend applying every 2-3 hours in the summer to adequately protect the skin when exposed to UV rays. Thankfully, all of our Starter Collections also include our Sunscreen Lotion SPF 45 for the ultimate skincare regimen.
Okay, so normally when we think Hand Repair, we think winter because who doesn’t experience dry hands during the bitterly cold, Canadian, snowy months. But our surgeons vote for Hand Repair all year round to keep their hands silky smooth and protected—they can't live without it! After numerous years of lockdown-living, it comes as no surprise the shift in human behaviour to wash and scrub our hands a little more than usual. And if you're a longtime glow getter of ours, you would know that the skin on our hands is one of the first areas on our body to show signs of ageing. By keeping our hands hydrated, we're ensuring a healthy barrier is maintained all year round. We've spotted a tube or two of Hand Repair in the offices at MD Beauty Clinic and always keep a tube by the sink in the Miracle 10 bathroom.
Night Repair & The Platinum Collection
We spoke to Dr. Lista to find out which Miracle 10 product he couldn't live without. His pick? Platinum Night Repair and especially so during the summer months. With Platinum Night Repair, all the benefits of our proprietary EMC 10™ complex, along with other premium ingredients, are jam-packed into a jar waiting for you to indulge. Dr. Lista is always searching for the best of the best and generally likes to reach for products from The Platinum Collection. It's advanced formulation is backed by the highest-quality ingredients on the market with results that speak for themselves.