BASE Spa and Wellness

Does the warm weather have you questioning your skincare routine? We all may be out under the same sun, but those who take the right steps and use the right products to protect their skin come out glowing. Here is BASE’s guide to summer skincare!


Things to table till fall:


Avoid strong actives, like Retinol, Retinoic Acid, Tretinoin, Hyrdoquinone, Benzoyl Peroxide, and Glycolic Acid, unless prescribed. These ingredients cause rapid cell-turnover which generates more exposed skin, making you vulnerable to the sun.

The exception to this suggestion is if you’re already acclimated to the product/ingredients or are very diligent about SPF with minimal-to-no sun exposure without a hat.

This is the same reason you should avoid Chemical Peels or Laser Treatments.


Things not to skip in your summer routine:


Antioxidants provide protection against damage cause from infrared (IR-A) rays. These are things like Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and Niacinamide. Our current favorites include C-Drops by St. Jane ($96) or Daily Power Defense by ZO ($171).

Anti-inflammatory agents help minimize inflammation and damage as a result of oxidative stress. Try out Lilou Radiant Hydra Balm by Anfisa ($130) or Illumination AOX Serum by ZO ($176) if needing to add these agents into your routine.

SPF of 30+ and set your alarm! SPF is designed to be reapplied, so find a variety of SPF’s you love and utilize them every 90 minutes to 2 hours.

If interested in physical sunscreens, you should look for protection of zinc oxide containing 5% or higher. BASE has tons of SPF options for all skin needs, but we really love the Tinted Dew Drops by Sorella ($54) as they come in 4 tint varieties and Smart Tone SPF50 by ZO ($75) which also protects against HEV Light or High Visible Light.

All facials would be acceptable treatments for summer, just let us know if you have plans to spend time in the sun soon after your visit. We especially encourage de-gunking treatments, such as any HydraFacial, Diamond Glow, and epiderma-rescue.

Stop by and see us at BASE, so we can put these tips in action and give you your best summer skin yet!