Everything that feels amazing about summer...heat, sun, more time outdoors...can also damage your clients skin in a major way. How can something that feels so good, be so bad right? But as you know, it is possible for them to get through the summer with healthy, glowing skin. Read on for four of our favorite tips to take care of skin this summer.

1. Perform targeted treatments for dry skin

Professional treatments such as enzyme peels are great for dried out summer skin. Plant-based exfoliators are safe for even sensitive skin as they work to dissolve cells at the surface layer of skin to reveal a soft and hydrated layer below. We also love kaolin, which is an oil-absorbing clay, that corrects skin that over-produces oil. We want hydrated, not greasy!

2. Hydrate skin at home with antioxidants

Professional treatments are just one part of the solution to better summer skin. Clients have to be taking the time at home to care for their skin as well. Make sure they are using  powerful antioxidant-rich products to add an extra layer of protection that will help with keeping skin healthy longer. Start applying antioxidants early on in summer and use them often. Combined with SPF protection, your skin will thank you. Product tip: recommend C Power Vitamin C Serum for home use as it protects the skin while getting rid of dark spots and smoothing lines.

3. Repair and treat sun-damaged skin

Discoloration, aging, inflammation, and dullness are three of the most common concerns during summer, especially among clients who have mature skin. It seems that when summer hits, clients want that instant-fix from decades of too much sun exposure. Make sure to combine great professional treatments in the spa as well as a strong skin care regimen at home.

4. Recommend skin protection… daily!

Set the standard right there in your salon and spa. Before your client leaves, apply SPF to their skin and recommend (or slightly lecture) that they apply SPF 30 daily. There are other skin protection solutions as well...hats, sunglasses, clothing, etc. can all help to prevent premature aging caused from too much sun exposure.