Summer Skincare Routine

Summer is finally here!  Time to set aside those Retinols and refresh your summer skincare routine!

So let’s look at some recommended treatments and products to keep your skin looking healthy, fresh, and protected from skin damage and sun exposure.


Let’s start with our summer skincare lineup:

First up let’s get our skin ready!

Cleanse – Start each morning with a good cleanser.  Our office favorites are ZO Gentle Cleanser, Exfoliating Cleanser, or Hydrating Cleanser depending on your skin type.  Clean away oil & debris and make-up and leave your face clean and clear.  

Exfoliate – Dissolve excess oil and smooth skin.  Recommendations include ZO Exfoliating Polish, Dual Action Scrub, or Alumier Enzymatic Peel or Lotus Scrub

Tone  Minimize surface oils and exfoliates, prevent breakouts.  We love the ZO Acne Treatment Pads or the Complexion Renewal pads.  Many of our customers also swear by the ZO Calming Toner– love this on the legs post-shave, also great for sunburns or to reduce irritation.  You can put it all over for a nice glow.

In between, we usually pair in some Retinols or treatments for Melasma.  These are part of our fall protocols.  In the summer we like to focus on protecting and exfoliating the skin and keeping it strengthened and accentuating that summer glow!


ZO Daily Power Defense Great for all skin types, a gentle product with very minimal retinol, helps our skin to be strong, healthy, and function optimally.  This also helps to repair sunburnt cells, it hydrates from within and improves signs of lines, wrinkles, and dull skin.  A must-have all year long. 

ZO 10% Vitamin C Self-Activating – Potent anti-aging dose of vitamin C brightens and redefines skin, promoting a more even skin tone and minimizing fine lines and wrinkles for a smoother complexion

Growth Factor Serum – Lightweight Gel reduces the appearance of expression lines and wrinkles and protects against future signs of aging

Brightalive Skin Brightener – Non-retinol skin brightener is formulated to even skin tone, reduce dark spots, and restore hydration. 

Complexion Clearing Mask – Clay-based masque treats and prevents acne cleanses clogged pores and absorbs excess surface oil and hydrates skin

Eye Brightening Cream – This works amazingly to brighten under the eye and target dark circles, reduce puffiness, and minimize fine lines and wrinkles.  

Alumineye Luxurious peptide eye cream improves elasticity and firmness while diminishing the appearance of fine lines, dark circles, and puffiness. 

Now that we have our skin ready, finish it all off with sunscreen.  A must-have for daily use and re-application throughout the day.  CLICK HERE to shop for Products.



Physical and chemical filters provide barriers that either reflect UVA and UVB rays or heat to be released from the skin.  Go beyond conventional sunscreens with scientifically superior total skin defense.  

ZO Sunscreen & Primer– Dual-action physical screen featuring firming peptides to diminish fine lines, and a built-in primer with a universal tint

ZO Broad Spectrum – Perfect for the beach or post-procedure and acne-prone skin.  Soothes skin and minimizes irritation

ZO Powder Sunscreen– A game-changer when it comes to re-application.  Lightweight powder, ideal for on the go

Alumier – Sheer Hydration – Moisturizing facial sunscreen for all skin types (tinted or untinted)

ZO Hydrating Lotion or Alumier HydraCalm – Perfect for after sun or itchy skin. 

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So what treatments do we recommend for the summer months?


Microneedling Unlock your body’s healing power!  The idea of poking tiny needles into your skin might sound odd, but it can actually greatly improve the health and beauty of your skin (and it doesn’t hurt)!   Microneedling is a skincare trend that deserves all the hype. It’s a great option for improving fine lines and wrinkles, reducing the appearance of scars, and evening out your skin tone and texture with ease. Book multiple treatments for even more results.

Microdermabrasion Gentle Treatment – gorgeous glow!  A treatment that can instantly give you better skin.  This unique procedure scrapes away old skin cells using a special, diamond-tipped device, helping your skin look fresh and dewy. Bonus: treatment is comfortable, with most patients reporting that it feels like a cat licking your skin! It’s great for mild sun damage, acne, pigmentation, scarring, dull skin tone, and poor texture.

Customized Facial – A customized facial designed to treat your skincare needs is a no-brainer.  We have hydra light jelly masks, light therapy, or customized facials to brighten, deep clean, or provide anti-aging benefits. 

*New* Monthly Facial Club – Join our monthly facial club for $99.00/ month and come in each month for a specialized facial uniquely customized for your skin.  

Summer is also a perfect time to get Botox/ Dysport.  With little to no downtime, Botox/Dysport provides you with results that will help to keep summer squinting and wrinkles from sun exposure at bay.

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We hope we’ve helped provide you with a great start to getting your skin glowing this summer!  If you aren’t sure which products and services are right for you, come on into the clinic for a free consultation with one of our experienced practitioners.

See you soon!