Spring & Summer Skin Survival Guide

Spring & Summer Skin Survival Guide

As winter bids adieu and the sun cranks up the heat, our skin embarks on a seasonal rollercoaster – from frosty chills to sizzling rays. It's like Mother Nature’s skin boot camp! Dermatologists dub it the "weather workout," where our skin sweats through icy winds and braves scorching sunshine. Imagine your skin doing yoga with seasons! Professionals warn that this climatic change can leave your skin puzzled, demanding a unique self-care routine. Let's decode the secrets of maintaining a radiant glow amidst the weather whimsies.

Lighten Up on the Moisturizers

As the seasons change, so should your skincare lineup! Bid farewell to heavy creams and beware of ingredients like heavy oils and thick emollients. These can feel like wearing a winter coat under the summer sun. Opt for lighter formulas with ingredients like hyaluronic acid, a hydration hero that doesn't weigh you down. Vitamin C becomes your skin's sunny BFF, protecting against summer's UV onslaught. Embrace antioxidants like green tea extract to shield your skin from environmental stressors. Remember, a lighter touch and ingredients with a summery vibe keep your skin feeling fresh and fabulous.

Kiss signs of fatigue and a dull tone goodbye, and embrace a new glowing complexion with the C+C line by Natura Bisse.

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Breakout Blues

As the mercury rises, so does our activity level – and the inevitable sweat that comes with it. While breaking a sweat is fantastic for your fitness, it can be a breeding ground for breakouts on your face. The mix of sweat, oil, and bacteria can clog pores, causing unwanted blemishes. Fear not! Embrace ingredients like salicylic acid to unclog pores and keep breakouts at bay. Opt for lightweight, oil-free moisturizers to hydrate without suffocating your skin. Your secret weapon against summer breakouts? Consistent cleansing and smart product choices!


Spring for a Facial Treatment

Embark on a pre-summer pampering spree by treating your skin to a rejuvenating facial at your favorite salon. Professional facial treatments can work wonders, unclogging pores, and revitalizing your skin for the sunnier days ahead. Consider it the ultimate prep session for your skin, ensuring a radiant and refreshed glow. 

At Bell Tower Salon, indulge in a variety of services designed to elevate your skincare game. From hydrating facials to exfoliating treatments, our expert aestheticians tailor each service to cater to your unique needs. Say goodbye to winter weariness and hello to a luminous complexion with our range of skin-refreshing offerings. Your radiant summer skin journey begins right here! 

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A Plea for Sunscreen

According to a recent survey by MedStar Health (medstarhealth.org), 12% of respondents believe they don’t need to apply sunscreen because they have darker skin.

Skin cancers, including melanoma, affect Black and Hispanic people at a disproportionately deadly rate when compared to white people. Some key facts:

  • An average 5-year melanoma survival rate is only 67% in Black people versus 92% in white people.
  • Late-stage melanoma diagnoses are more common in Hispanic and Black patients than in non-Hispanic and white patients.
  • When skin cancer is found in Black and Hispanic people, they tend to be diagnosed at a later stage and, as a result, have a worse prognosis.

MedStar Health shares the following information to debunk common misconceptions around skin cancer and melanoma:


This is the most dangerous myth out there. Skin cancer affects people of all races and skin tones, so it is important for everyone to get their skin and moles checked regularly.


Melanoma can become life threatening in as little as six weeks. If left untreated, it can spread to other parts of the body. Sadly, many people wait too long to receive treatment - and the outcome can be deadly.


Skin cancer can be found on the soles of the feet, the toenail and fingernail beds. As mentioned above, if left undetected these can be life threatening.

Have the most fun in the sun, and don't forget your SPF.


Schedule a service at Bell Tower Salon Spa and crush that weather workout. We recommend the following:

Custom Facial Peel – 30 mins. $120+

Enjoy a gentle but effective facial peel customized to your specific skin concerns. Peels are an excellent way to improve circulation, combat the sings of aging, correct pigmentary disorders, and can treat melasma, sun damage, acne and scarring. Higher-level peels may require a consultation and treatments also available for back, neck, arms, hands or decolletage. Price varies depending on the area of treatment.  

Enhance your experience with an infrared sauna session, which uses electromagnetic radiation to warm your body. This infrared light therapy can help reduce blood pressure and decrease muscle soreness.


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