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Your Ultimate Glow Up Checklist for Summer

During the colder seasons of the year, we were all sporting cozy looks that kept us snug. We even transitioned to a winter skincare routine to match the times. However, the flowers are in bloom, the rain has replaced snow, and that means we’re all due for a summer glow up in every sense of the word. 

From your water intake and skincare regimen all the way to your seasonal hair care and exercise routines, allow us to welcome you to the ultimate summer glow up checklist

1. Consider Removing Unwanted Hair

Natural body hair is beautiful. But if you’re one of the people who prefers to flaunt your smooth, hairless legs, arms, underarms, or back, then you can definitely benefit from hair removal procedures, like Cynosure Elite+System

So, ladies and gentlemen, If you’re tired of waxing and shaving, then laser hair removal has you covered. Cynosure Elite+System provides permanent hair removal via a dual-wavelength system that delivers safe and effective results for all skin types. 

2. Transition to a Summer Skincare Regimen

Next up on our summer glow up checklist is your skincare routine. To keep your skin in tip-top shape, you need to adapt. Skin is the body’s largest organ, so it always needs an extra-large serving of TLC


You’ve heard this one before, but moisturizer is a must! It’s one of the most important products you can apply to keep your skin plump, hydrated, and youthful. 

While many drug store moisturizers are quite effective (not to mention attractively advertised), nothing really beats medical-grade skincare. Specialists recommend HydraSmooth moisturizer by AlumierMD. The medical-grade skincare products from this trusted brand are clean, effective, and targeted. Moreover, they are cruelty-free and safe for your precious skin. 

When it comes to keeping your skin clear and healthy, HydraSmooth Moisturizer is highly reliable. This product is ultra-light, non-comedogenic, and especially formulated to restore clarity to acne-prone skin

If you tend to suffer from inflamed pimples, especially in the summertime, HydraSmooth Moisturizer’s salicylic acid solution will be the ultimate fix. Salicylic acid penetrates deep into the pores to eliminate dead skin cells, control acne, and promote healing of the dermis.

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No matter the weather, you can never forego sunscreen in your glow up checklist. And for obvious reasons, applying sunscreen on your face, arms, legs, and other exposed parts of the skin in the summertime is a top priority. 

Why? Well, sunscreen can protect us from harmful ultraviolet radiation. Even when the skies are cloudy, it’s still necessary to wear sunscreen that can shield our skin from the dangers of sunburn, discolouration, sun spots, and wrinkles

For optimal protection from sun damage on both sunny and cloudy days, experts trust AlumierMD’s Clear Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 42.

This lightweight formula is a non-comedogenic and quick-drying sunscreen that offers powerful broad-spectrum protection versus harmful UVA and UVB rays. All this is made possible thanks to an effective combination of zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. 

On top of all that, it contains niacinamide and sodium hyaluronate to soothe redness and restore hydration. 


After a long day of fun in the sun, it’s essential to cleanse your skin with mild yet effective products like Sensicalm.

Sensicalm is a hydrating cleanser that delicately removes impurities while calming the skin. If you experience redness or flare-ups during the summer months, your complexion will truly glow with the cleansing calming properties of yucca roots, niacinamide, ceramides, vitamin E, sunflower, and aloe. 

Get a Facial

The HydraFacial truly is one of the greats, as it combines the four most necessary steps in a skincare regimen: cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, and hydration.

Harnessing the power of the trademarked Vortex-Fusing, this all-around, non-invasive procedure will definitely make your glow up extra spectacular.  

3. Drink More Water

If you’ve been thinking about how to get a glow up, remember to keep this in mind: don’t take water for granted. Water may be clear and slightly inconspicuous, but it is the healthiest and most powerful beverage you can drink for happy skin.

An adequate daily dose of water offers a fleet of health benefits, and it really shows. Add lots of water to your glow up checklist if you want to flush out toxins for clearer skin, increase hydration levels for healthy muscles and joints, and relieve headaches. 

To really make the most of your water therapy, experts generally advise consuming about 11 to 15 cups of water a day

4. Care For Your Hair

Between heat from the sun, hair styling, and hair dye, your beautiful tresses go through a lot on a daily basis. This is exactly why healthy hair is a vital component of your glow up checklist. 

Channel some of your energy into caring for your hair rather than just styling it. It deserves a breather this summer! Treat your mane with hair masks, scalp scrubs, and natural remedies that are mild and effective. 

Fun fact: drinking enough water also hydrates your hair, so that’s an added plus point! 

5. Schedule An Exercise Routine

Get your muscles moving and work up a sweat to glow up in the fitness department. Aside from shedding some extra unwanted pounds and getting into shape, working out helps prevent various diseases too.

Regular exercise works wonders for the mind and soul as well. Breaking a sweat releases endorphins, which are natural happiness hormones. From cardio all the way to yoga, you’ll be smiling from ear to ear on your way to your fitness goals. 

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Tick All the Boxes on Your Glow up Checklist With Harmony Med Spa

Glowing up for the summer (or any other season for that matter) is all about careful planning, taking action, and committing to your goal. 

Get even more beautiful this summer by treating yourself to the best and most effective treatments at Harmony Med Spa. From facials to medical-grade skincare products, our expert team has got you covered in the glow up department. You can have fun in the sun while looking and feeling your best — without worrying about UV damage. 

Don’t get sunburned, get that sun glow by checking all the boxes on your ultimate glow up checklist. Book your consultation today!