The Best Spa Treatments To Get Near The End Of Summer

Posted by Dr. Patrick Proffer on August 25, 2020


Summer is all about the beach, time with friends and family, and safely soaking up the sun. Whether you’re enjoying the holidays from the safety of your backyard or the wide skies of a national park, you want to look your best. 

But while summer is great for enjoying the great outdoors, it’s not so nice on your skin. Heat, dry air, wind, and potent UV rays are a recipe for skin problems like dull, flaky, and damaged skin. 

You deserve to look stunning when summer ends, and these quick spa treatments can help. Below, we’ll share our favorite treatments for dewy, soft, flawless skin—even in the late August heat.


How Does Summer Affect Your skin?

If you’re like most of us, the extreme climate conditions brought on by a change in season as well as summer heat, humidity or dryness can aggravate some existing skin sensitivities or even cause new ones.

Hot temperatures can mean low humidity, which can dry out the skin and cause roughness, redness, cracking or peeling. The water loss not only leads to skin irritation, but it also can cause dehydration, which is why it’s important to stay hydrated with plain old water in high-heat, low-humidity climates.

Hot temps also could mean high humidity, which can contribute to breakouts of acne or cause rashes. Heat rash can happen when swelled sweat ducts trap moisture under the skin causing blisters or bumps. High humidity can generate more oil in the skin as well as faster skin cell production. When the dead skin cells mix with excess oil and sweat, it can cause your skin to break out, which is why it’s important to clean your skin gently and often in high-heat, high-humidity climates.

You can’t forget about that beautiful summer sun. Exposure to sunlight is one of the major causes of dryness, lost elasticity, wrinkles and premature aging, no matter the weather. Even if it’s cloudy, UV rays can damage your skin, which is why it’s important to protect your skin by wearing a high SPF sunscreen every day.

Regardless of whether your climate is high or low humidity, chances are you’re spending a large amount of time indoors. How does your skin feel in an air-conditioned environment? That dry, cold air pumped into your house reduces humidity, causing moisture to evaporate from your skin. 

To keep your skin hydrated and your sinuses working properly, the humidity level in an air-conditioned room should be around 30 to 50 percent. If it’s lower, your skin loses too much moisture, leaving it dehydrated, dull and less than radiant, which is why it’s important to keep skin—especially the lips—extra moisturized in air-conditioned environments.

In addition to dry, irritated skin, acne breakouts and skin rashes like prickly heat, your skin might have to endure other common summertime skin sensitivities or conditions. Here’s a list:

  • Sunburn – Getting a sunburn literally burns your skin and really can hurt. It also will increase your risk of developing skin cancer.
  • Sun Allergy - You can develop an allergic skin reaction such as hives when you’re in the sun if you inherited a sensitivity to the sun from your family or you’re taking certain medications.
  • Folliculitis – If the hair follicles on your body get infected from an increase in sweat, oil and dead skin cells, you could have folliculitis. Infected hair follicles look like pimples and are itchy and tender. Change out of tight workout clothes immediately after you exercise and shower, stay out of hot tubs and whirlpools unless you know the chlorine levels are properly controlled, and wear loose-fitting clothes when it’s hot and humid.
  • Melasma – This common skin condition causes brown to gray-brown patches on the face, which could become more noticeable when your skin is exposed to the sun.

Fabulous Spa Treatments For Summertime Skin

Treating your skin to a facial or skin therapy at The Spa at Proffer Surgical does more than pamper you. Our skin therapy spa treatments actually help minimize sun damage, irritation, dryness, and discomfort and will act as age defense too.

Most facial treatments are designed specifically to rehydrate all face types, using special blends of ingredients to soothe irritation and improve your skin’s complexion for healthier, younger-looking skin. Take a look at these spa treatment options:

Deep Cleansing

Detox/Deep Pore Treatment – This treatment is a gentle yet effective way to exfoliate dry skin and is a good treatment for combination and oily skin to create a brighter, smoother surface and clearer complexion.

Lymphatic Facial Drainage – This treatment encourages the natural drainage of the lymph nodes through gentle massage and manipulation techniques.

Express Facial – This treatment is a customized treatment that balances the skin, gives pores a deep clean and fits your personal skincare needs.


Signature HydraFacial – This treatment deeply cleans, exfoliates, extracts and hydrates the skin. Added services to the HydraFacial include lymphatic drainage, choice of a dermabuilder corrective treatment that helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, or britenol, which helps to minimize the appearance of dark spots and CTGF (connective tissue growth factor), which helps to improve the appearance of skin tone, texture and elasticity.

Microneedling – This treatment improves conditions like acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, loose skin, skin texture, pore size, brown spots, stretch marks, and pigment issues. It is a cosmetic procedure that involves repeatedly puncturing the skin with tiny, sterile needles.

Dermaplaning - This treatment is a safe and highly effective physical exfoliation procedure that requires the use of a sterile, surgical scalpel to gently “shave” the skin’s surface, removing the top-most layer of dead skin along with the fine vellus hair, commonly known as peach fuzz.


Micropeel Plus – This treatment is a one-step clinical procedure designed to control breakouts while improving skin texture. Formulated with salicylic acid to refine pores and help reduce the appearance of acne, this powerful peel also features glycolic acid to aid in the improvement of rough texture, blotchiness and uneven skin tones.

Lymphatic Facial Drainage – This treatment encourages the natural drainage of the lymph nodes through gentle massage and manipulation techniques.

Men's Fitness – This customized treatment exfoliates dead skin cells to improve tone and restore vitality to a man’s complexion. Includes a revitalizing mask and neck massage.

Express Facial – We all know our schedules may be packed with activity during the summer months. This 30-minute treatment is a customized treatment that balances the skin, gives pores a deep clean and fits your personal skincare needs.

Give Your Skin That Summer Glow (Even During The Fall)

We all want to keep our skin looking youthful and healthy and protect it from summer’s damaging weather conditions.

At The Spa at Proffer Surgical, we offer proven techniques to maintain healthy skin every day, as well as medical-grade products and services that enhance your natural beauty and reduce the appearance of imperfections. Your skin will look and feel better than it has in years.

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We understand how skin imperfections and aging caused by summer conditions can make you feel. Our team of experts includes licensed estheticians, a nurse practitioner, a surgical dermatologist and cosmetic surgeons, and they provide proven, medical-grade products and services that actually work. We’ll teach you how to keep your skin healthy so you look your best every day.

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