After-summer skin care



The vacations and the excesses of sun and pools are over… and now that we finally feel so rested and with such a good face after the well-deserved summer rest…
…oh no! horror! Where did these spots come from? and why does my skin peel? why is it dry and at the same time shiny…? Do not despair girls, dermatologists and dermatologists are here to help you!!!!


I will explain what happens.

The sun has certain anti-inflammatory effects on the skin so that during the summer all dermatitis, acne and other inflammatory skin diseases improve and, therefore we look great skin (besides being tanned …).

However, two negative phenomena for the skin occur after the vacations: 1. The stress of returning to work 2. The withdrawal of the anti-inflammatory effect of the sun. These two factors, together with the appearance of spots due to exposure to the sun’s rays and the lack of hydration due to excessive tanning, result in an abrupt worsening of the skin.

I am going to give you some tricks to counteract all these negative effects and make your skin look wonderful again.

1. The first thing we must do: HYDRATE, HYDRATE, HYDRATE.

When moisturizing we must use the most suitable cosmetic for our skin type.

A good alternative for normal and dry skin are serums. Serums are products that can be formulated with a higher concentration of active ingredients, even up to 70%, much more than normal moisturizers. Ampoules are the single-dose format of serums and are best suited to formulating active ingredients that oxidize quickly, such as vitamin C. Oily creams, with a high oil content, can help excessively dry skin by applying them over the serum once it has been completely absorbed.

On the contrary, if your skin is combination skin, i.e. characterized by the presence of shine on the forehead, nose and chin together with dry skin in the cheek area, it is best to use cosmetics in the form of an emulsion or fluid cream. In a way that does not increase the amount of facial oil but provides the necessary hydration.

For oily skin the best presentations are those in gel or gel-cream, always oil-free. There are ampoules and serums designed for oily skin and they are a good option to reduce shine. (especially if they contain a small percentage of hydroxy acids such as glycolic or salicylic acid).

2. The second thing we will do: TRY, TRY, TRY.

Depending on your age and needs, dermo-cosmetic treatments are very varied. However, I will tell you about the latest development in the prevention of aging.

This fall we have seen the launch of new ampoules formulated with 20% vitamin C (the highest concentration on the market) together with 5% proteoglycans (glycoproteins that hydrate the skin and eliminate superficial wrinkles mechanically) and 20% SCA (an active ingredient for skin regeneration) that fulfill the triple objective of hydration, prevention of aging and an illuminating and unifying effect on skin tone. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that stimulates collagen formation and has a whitening and illuminating action, among other effects.

We also found renewed and improved formulas containing retinaldehyde (retinoic acid precursor), an anti-aging active, together with pretocopheryl (physiological precursor of vitamin E) which acts as a potent antioxidant.


Dermatologists are skin specialists and our job is not only to treat skin diseases but also to care for and beautify the skin.
We will advise you which cosmetics are the most suitable for you.
On the other hand, we must not forget the aesthetic dermatology treatments that are a quick and effective option for your skin’s needs.

In this sense, a great option after the summer to show off a renewed and luminous skin is the chemical peeling. Peels are controlled chemical exfoliations whose objective is to eliminate the most superficial layers of the skin and thus increase physiological cellular turnover. The type of peel will depend on the type of skin and the problem to be treated. A novelty are nanotechnological peels with liposome active ingredients to effectively treat different types of skin pigmentation. Therefore, once the summer is over, peeling is presented as an effective alternative to treat photoaging, superficial wrinkles or skin blemishes among other problems.

If we also want an extra contribution of hydration, we can resort to techniques such as mesotherapy. We call mesotherapy or “vitamins” the superficial infiltration of different active ingredients to improve the quality of the skin and stimulate the creation of new collagen. The objective is deep hydration of the skin, combating sagging of the lower third of the face. There are several products approved by the Spanish Agency of Medicines and Health Products (AEMPS) for injection in the form of facial mesotherapy as a treatment and prevention of aging. These products generally contain different combinations of vitamins, minerals and amino acids. For greater efficacy they usually incorporate non-cross-linked or minimally cross-linked hyaluronic acid. Depending on the type of skin and its needs, we recommend one product or another. It is important to keep in mind that new collagen takes one to two months to form, so 2 to 3 treatment sessions at 1 to 2 month intervals are recommended for optimal results.

4. Fourth and last, but not least…: USING SOLAR FILTERS

Photoprotection is a preventive and therapeutic activity against photoaging and skin cancer and we should use sunscreen all year round. New photoprotectors have recently come onto the market with broader coverage against all UVB, UVA, infrared-A and visible radiation and with molecules that neutralize free radicals such as antioxidant complexes and certain vitamins like C and E. Ideally, photoprotectors should protect against UVB and UVA radiation, be able to stimulate DNA repair systems and be safe for humans.
And I assure you that the filters we have today are getting better and better and with such improved cosmetics that they can be used as moisturizers or make-up.
So you know… GET FILTERED!!!!