Beautiful, glowing skin looks even better when illuminated under the summer sun. To achieve healthy, gorgeous skin this summer, expert cosmetic surgeon, David K Hiranaka, M.D., D.M.D., in Kailua Kona, Hawaii, has the insider tips you need.

For healthy, vibrant skin all summer long, here are four vital skin care steps from the professionals:

  • Think Zinc: Zinc oxide is the most effective broad-spectrum sunscreen out there. Especially when it comes to the blazing Hawaiian rays, you need strong, lasting protection to prevent dryness and aging sun damage. To remain safe from the sun, apply zinc sunscreen liberally 30 minutes before heading outside and reapply every two hours.
  • imageEat Healthy: Gorgeous skin shines from the inside out. Feeding your body nutrient-rich, energy-boosting foods will have a positive impact on your skin as well as your overall health. Fuel up on fruits, vegetables, and plenty of Vitamin C to promote luminous, young-looking skin.
  • Avoid Harsh Products: Harsh products like abrasive cleansers will strip essential oils from your skin. Stripping your skin of these oils can actually cause skin to compensate by overproducing oil. So even if you have oily skin, opt for a mild, natural cleanser.
  • De-Stress: Summer is all about relaxation. You’re in luck, because all that rest and restoration can actually help you manage stress, promoting a healthier state of mind and body. To curb breakouts and sensitive skin that arises from stress hormones this summer, resolve to cut back on your to-do list. Instead, hit the beach and take a deep breath of fresh air. Your skin will thank you.

For high-quality skin care products and treatments, head to one of Hawaii’s top cosmetic surgeons. David K Hiranaka, M.D., D.M.D., and his experienced staff have the expertise and state-of-the-art procedures to help you maintain gorgeous skin for years to come. To schedule an appointment, call (808) 326-2040 today. For more information about skin care products and services, including Botox®, laser treatments, and more, visit the cosmetic surgeon’s website