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Summer Time Skincare Routine Check

with Annie White, APRN, CRNA, co-owner of The Refinery: Medical Aesthetics and Wellness

Summertime is everyone’s favorite time of year! But before you soak up all of that sunshine, Annie White, APRN, CRNA, co-owner of The Refinery: Medical Aesthetics and Wellness in Lebanon has a few summer skin care tips that you can implement into your summer routine.

Summer skincare includes different products that help to protect and hydrate your skin. Annie says the most important product in your summer routine should be sunscreen. 

“You should wear sunscreen all day, every day. Even on cloudy days and days when you stay in the house. If you are in need of a good, protective sunscreen, swing by The Refinery and we can help find the perfect one for you!” she explained.

If you treat your skin well and give it what it needs, it may return the favor by staying radiant, youthful, and beautiful for years to come. The sun may feel amazing on your skin, but it can also come with serious health and aesthetic consequences if you spend too much time without protection on!

So how do you protect your skin? Annie gave us this must do and must void list to keep you glowing this summer and for years to come.

What are three must dos and three do not dos for taking care of your skin during the summer months?


  1. Use broad spectrum SPF daily.
  2. Include antioxidants (Vitamin C) in your skincare regimen.
  3. Wash your face two times a day to remove excess oil.

Do not:

  1. Forget to hydrate.
  2. Forget your lips.
  3. Forget to reapply your SPF every 2-3 hours.  

We know all sunscreen is not all created equal, can you tell readers what they should be using and maybe avoiding?

Three tips for choosing a good sunscreen:

  1. SPF 30 (or more)
  2. Make sure it's "Broad Spectrum" to that it protects against both UVA and UVB rays
  3. If you're outside or going to be in water, make sure it is a type that will hold up on contact with water and/or sweat. 

What is the best way to repair sun damage if you weren't great about preventing it when you were young?

Vitamin A, also known as Retinol, helps increase collagen production, facilitates cellular turnover, and can combat nearly all the signs of sun damaged skin. Retinol is like a “magic eraser” for the skin. It can help fade brown spots & hyperpigmentation and even smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. Laser treatments can also be really helpful! And, as always, consistency is key when it comes to applying medical grade skincare.

Have more skincare, anti-aging, hair and skin restoration questions? The Refinery offers comprehensive aesthetic and wellness services to provide the best client outcomes. Services offered at The Refinery include but are not limited to aesthetic injectables, skin resurfacing services, and PRP hair restoration.

"We believe in the use of different services and techniques tailored to each client’s treatment plan to achieve the individualized goal of a more refined you!"

Wear sunscreen all day, every day... even on cloudy days and days when you stay in the house.

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