The new season is in full swing, and our skincare questions are burning! NYC and Hamptons dermatologist Neil Sadick of Sadick Dermatology shares his expertise for putting your best face forward.
Dr. Sadick, how should we be adjusting our skincare routines with present summer temps?
Summer skincare is all about keeping your skin fresh, protected, and glowing. Adjust your routine to lighter textures and embrace the tropical scents that remind you of the season. Stay trendy by exploring summer skincare trends and incorporating them into your routine.
What do you think about SPF clothing, which is currently trending?
SPF clothing is a beneficial addition to your sun protection routine. It provides enhanced protection against the sun’s harmful UV rays, especially in hard-to-reach areas. SPF clothing is not a replacement for sunscreen, though. Remember to choose reputable brands and apply sunscreen to exposed areas for comprehensive protection.
What are your favorite sunscreens that you recommend?
La Roche-Posay Anthelios, EltaMD UV Clear, Isdinceutics Mineral Brush, Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen, and Skinceuticals PHYSICAL FUSION UV DEFENSE SPF 50 are my top favorites.
Why do some people tend to break out more during the summer, and how do they combat it?
This is due to factors like heat, humidity, increased oil production, sunscreen-related issues, and outdoor activities. Cleanse the skin regularly, use oil-free and non-comedogenic products, choose lightweight and mineral-based sunscreens that restore the microbiome, cleanse after outdoor activities, and maintain a consistent skincare routine. Consulting a dermatologist can provide personalized advice and treatment if breakouts persist or worsen.
A lot of people look at Botox as a one-stop solution, but it still requires maintenance. What are your tips for making your Botox last as long as possible?
First, choose an experienced provider who can ensure proper placement and dosage. Avoid touching or rubbing the treated areas immediately after the procedure. Minimize strenuous activities and heat exposure for the first couple of days. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can promote overall skin health. Additionally, protect your skin from the sun. Consider incorporating retinol or peptides into your skincare. Exploring treatments like micro-needling or hydrafacials can also enhance the longevity of your results. Lastly, follow up with maintenance treatments as advised by your provider.
Should we be more lax about our beauty treatments during the summer and focus more on natural approaches?
Not really. There are so many beauty treatments that shouldn’t be paused in the summer, such as treatments for hair growth, skin-tightening, laser facials, and Botox. Of course, during the summer, it can be beneficial to shift our focus toward skincare and natural approaches, allowing for a more relaxed approach to beauty treatments. But it ultimately comes down to personal preference. Remember to listen to your skin!
What skin devices are you loving right now?
The hottest devices currently trending pairs perfectly with summer goals. TruSculpt iD uses cutting-edge radiofrequency technology to zap away stubborn fat, while TruSculpt Flex targets your muscles for a toned and sculpted physique. And for those who want a full-body transformation, Emsculpt Neo is the way to go. This futuristic device combines radiofrequency and electromagnetic energy to melt away fat and build muscle simultaneously. It’s like a personal trainer and fat burner in one, ensuring you’re ready to rock those summer outfits with a sculpted physique. For the face, Laser Genesis is here to give you that flawless summer glow. This non-invasive laser treatment is like a magic wand, banishing fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scars while improving your skin’s texture. For a spa experience at home, try NuFace. It’s like a mini facelift in the palm of your hand. With its magical microcurrents, NuFace lifts and tones your facial muscles, giving you a refreshed and rejuvenated look just in time for summer.
How do you cater to your clients during the summer months in the Hamptons?
We have an office in Southampton and provide dermatology concierge service to the greater Hampton area, offering personalized care and at-home visits for all your skincare needs.
PLUS! SPOTLIGHT’S JULY BEAUTY PICKS
BY AMY KAMIN
La Roche-Posay Anthelios Melt-In Milk Sunscreen
The line loved by dermatologists is the official sunscreen of the U.S. Open. Always looking for the highest SPF, then you can’t beat SPF 100! It’s broad spectrum and meant for sensitive skin. Great for the face and body. Reduces sunburn and sun damage, and most of all it absorbs well into the skin while protecting. laroche-posay.us, $27
Drunk Elephant Babyfacial
The cult-favorite brand created a next generation mask for an at-home facial. The active ingredients of 25 percent AHA mixed with all kinds of current ingredients, like chickpea flour, pumpkin, matcha tea milk, and thistle, is a magic solution for dull skin. It minimizes pores, fine lines, and wrinkles and amazingly brightens to reveal baby soft skin. drunkelephant.com, $80
Dr. Barbara Sturm Super Anti-Aging Cleansing Cream
Dr. Barbara Sturm does it once again with her new luxurious cleanser targeted for dry or mature skin. Our skin can start to feel tight at any age and can use a boost in cell renewal and firmness. This product effectively removes makeup while protecting the skins PH. drsturm.com, $100
Mycelium Glow Brightening Serum
This lightweight serum from Shroom Skincare harnesses the power of four different mushroom extracts and vitamin C to support visibly healthy skin. A range of benefits include protection from environmental damage, reduction of inflammation, and improvement in uneven skin tone. shroomskincare.skin, $78
Ole Henriksen’s Strength Trainer Peptide Boost Moisturizer
The first West Hollywood celebrity facialist Ole Henriksen’s moisturizer is double hydration reinforcing the moisture barrier to improve the look of fine lines and wrinkles. There are eight peptides or amino acids with hyaluronic acid to strengthen and simultaneously condition the skin. olehenriksen.com, $51
Peter Rhomas Roth’s Peptide 21 Wrinkle Resist Eye Cream
This product line continues to be a fave with active ingredients known for great results. There are 21 peptides to reduce the appearance of crow’s feet, fine lines, and deep wrinkles. The gamma proteins reduce undereye darkness and puffiness. peterthomasroth.com, $75
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Giorgio Armani Crem Nera Reviscentalis Meta Concentrate Serum $425
Leave it to Giorgio Armani skincare to have an amazing product. Although a major splurge, a little goes a long way and you can get 10% off your first order. It’s an amazingly light anti-aging serum that plumps, smooths, and hydrates. Use at night or during the day under makeup to get that special glow.