A Guide to Summer Skin Care and the Best Med Spa Treatments for Summer

A Guide to Summer Skin Care and the Best Med Spa Treatments for Summer

woman in a pool after visiting a med spa for summer skin care treatments

It turns out that your clothes, makeup shade, and decor aren’t the only things you should switch up when the seasons change; your skin requires some special attention, too. Especially coming out of the COVID-19 quarantine, we understand you might not have been as diligent as you should’ve been with your skincare routine and your skin probably requires some extra TLC

AESTHETICS 360° Face & Body Center in Milwaukee helps clients make sure their post-quarantine and summer skin care is in order with product recommendations, in-office aesthetic treatments, and general summer skin care tips to ensure a healthy, radiant glow all year long.

Keep reading for our guide to summer skin care plus the best med spa treatments at AESTHETICS 360° for summer.

What happens to skin in the summer?

Extra sunshine in the summer naturally causes the skin’s environment to change. This requires us to take extra measures to ensure we are protected. More hours spent in the sun make it absolutely crucial to apply (and re-apply) adequate UV protection to avoid skin cancer, brown spots, wrinkles, and sagging skin.

Thanks to summer heat and humidity, you may also feel more sweaty, oily, and shiny than you did during the drier winter. This requires you to switch up your skincare and makeup products to avoid meltdowns, breakouts, and adding any more unwanted oil—while also providing the beneficial moisturization your skin needs.

While many would describe tanned skin as a “healthy glow,” skin actually darkens when exposed to sunshine as a protective measure against UVA (aging) and UVB (burning) rays.

Skin cells begin to make themselves thicker with melanin (what we see as tan) to prevent UV radiation from penetrating deeper into the skin and harming your internal tissues and organs, where it can actually cause damage to the DNA in your cells

Other factors that affect the quality of your skin➝

So, what’s our number one summer skin care tip?

woman applying sunscreen

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, “UV exposure is the most preventable risk factor for skin cancer.” Additionally, most cases of melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer, are directly attributed to UV exposure.

The experienced skincare specialists at AESTHETICS 360°, alongside the AAD, encourage everyone to practice safe sun this summer, making the proper use of SPF protection our number one summer skin care tip.

Meet your new best friend…SPF 30+

You probably do not have fond memories of sunscreen from childhood. It was a greasy, messy hassle that could cause painful burning in and around your eyes (and likely kept you from maximum enjoyment of the pool and other outdoor activities).

The good news is, there are now sunscreen formulas in just about every texture and delivery method imaginable. If you need a tinted sunscreen that also protects the skin from free radical damage and gives you a dewy glow, you got it. If you have extra-oily skin in the summer and need a mattifying sunscreen mist, there are some out there! You can also find SPF protection in most makeup foundations and powders.

In 2020, there is no excuse for not wearing a minimum of SPF 30 daily on your face, neck, decolletage, and any other areas regularly exposed to the sun (and don’t be afraid to layer SPF products, too).

How does sunscreen work to block harmful rays from penetrating the skin?

Sunscreen works by using a combination of two main types of active ingredients: organic and inorganic. Inorganic molecules, like titanium dioxide or zinc oxide, form a physical barrier on the skin, reflecting or scattering UV waves trying to penetrate the skin. Organic components, like oxybenzone, absorb UV radiation and release the energy as heat.

Still insist on having a tan? Explore sunless options!

The only safe way to get bronzed skin is to opt for an out-of-the-bottle solution. Just as sunscreen has evolved tremendously, so too have self-tanning options. Gone are the days of looking unnaturally orange or blotchy after applying a self-tanning cream or gel.

Do your research, read lots of reviews, and go for products that offer a gradual or buildable tan to allow you more control over how dark you look.

Summer skin care in Milwaukee: Tips from the experts at AESTHETICS 360°

woman laughing in a pool

As we said earlier, changes to our Midwestern climate in the summer requires most of us to adjust our skincare regimen accordingly.

Here are a few expert tips from our specialists for summer skin care that will help you keep your skin healthy all summer:

Cleanse twice daily

Extra heat and humidity means it’s absolutely essential to cleanse away the harmful dirt and oils accumulated on the skin morning and night to keep summer skin looking matte and feeling clean.

Exfoliate weekly

Regular exfoliation is key to healthy-looking skin. Find a sugar or salt-based body scrub to slough away dead skin cells, excess oil, and harmful dirt and debris. Use chemical exfoliants on the face, like products with AHAs (e.g. glycolic or lactic acid), BHAs (e.g. salicylic acid), or retinol to keep bright, fresh skin shining at the surface.

Lighten up your regimen

Put away your rich, heavy creams and moisturizers along with your cashmere sweaters and winter blankets. Summer skin care is all about lightweight gels, nourishing serums, and hydrating body oils.

Add a Vitamin C boost

Extra UV radiation exposure in the summertime leads to more damaging ‘free radicals’ on the skin. Fight this damage with the antioxidants in Vitamin C serums and moisturizers (like Skinbetter Science Alto Defense Serum!) Plus, adding a boost of Vitamin C to your summer skin care regimen will help block the UV rays that aren’t fully blocked by your sunscreen.

Great summer med spa treatments in Milwaukee

woman receiving a salt facial from a med spa in milwaukee

There are also aesthetic treatments you can book at our Milwaukee office to ensure you are practicing the best summer skin care. The skin specialists at AESTHETICS 360° are here to keep you looking and feeling your best all year long, no matter your skin type or concerns.

Here are our suggestions for med spa treatments to book for the best summer skin care of your life!


Dermaplaning is an amazing start-of-summer skin resurfacing treatment. If you have dry, uneven, rough, or sensitive skin, dermaplaning offers gentle exfoliation to reveal smooth, radiant skin.

We gently glide a surgical blade over the skin to remove dead skin and vellus hairs (AKA “peach fuzz”) to give you touchably soft skin that’s ready for summer (and SPF 30+, of course). Makeup glides on beautifully!


Microneedling involves the use of a handheld device with a sterile cartridge tip made up of “micro” needles. The device is skillfully moved across the skin to evenly create hundreds of micro-channels. This triggers the body’s natural healing response, which in turn stimulates and creates new collagen growth. Plus, topical product penetration is increased.

Microneedling is a great summer treatment option for anti-aging or to address skin concerns that need correction such as sun damage, acne scars, fine lines & wrinkles, and enlarged pores..


The SaltFacial Skin Renewal Therapy Treatment is the ultimate summer skin pick-me-up. This treatment is a patient favorite and Milwaukee’s most requested skin treatment at our office. SaltFacial utilizes a three-step process to restore, replenish and rejuvenate all skin types, delivering amazing results after just one treatment, without any downtime or sun sensitivity

This is the perfect summer med spa treatment in Milwaukee to clear away dead skin and congestants to reveal perfectly clear and healthy skin. Get a summer glow without the downtime!

More details about this amazing exfoliation treatment➝

Clinical Facials

If you have oily skin, we’re willing to bet you dread summertime. The heat and humidity kicks the skin’s production of sebum into overdrive. Then you add sweat and makeup to the mix and you’ve got the perfect recipe for an acne breakout.

The clinical facials, especially our Signature 360° facial, at AESTHETICS 360° are specially formulated and designed to treat your unique skin concerns. Whether you experience acne, dull skin, rough texture, or a number of other issues, we can create a clinical facial that works for you!

Come to AESTHETICS 360° for the best summer med spa treatments in Milwaukee!

AESTHETICS 360° is proud to be the premier destination med spa in Milwaukee. When you come to our office for your summer skin care recommendations and treatments, you can rest assured knowing everything from your consultation to the procedure is performed by a highly trained specialist.

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We want you to look and feel confident in your skin this summer. If you need help achieving healthy, beautiful skin, we can help.

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