Depending on your skin type & the products you use, you may be able to use pretty much the same products all year round, but there are 2 minor changes we advise for summer!

 

#1: Use a light moisturizer

In summer when the weather is warmer, we no longer have the drying winds and temperatures of winter, so if you had been using a heavier cream to prevent dryness, you may want to switch to a lighter formulation.

If you have oily skin and already use a light moisturizer, keep it up! Don’t stop using a moisturizer because that can cause your skin to produce more oil, which you don’t want!

If you always have dry skin, simply pay attention to your skin. You may or may not need to change your moisturizer for summer, so continue on as usual unless you notice your skin feels oily or greasy.

 

#2: Be careful with strong exfoliators

Dermatologists typically focus on fall & winter for major exfoliation and laser therapies rather than summer. Why? Because exfoliation removes the upper layer of dead skin cells that protect your newer cells from damage. In the summer, when we typically spend more time outside, we are most likely to get UV damage because we either forget our sunscreen or forget to reapply. With the exception of medical-quality chemical peels, using a chemical exfoliant (such as salicylic or glycolic acid) typically does not remove as many layers as a physical exfoliant (sugar or salt crystals, pumice, etc) so there is a bit more natural protection for your skin, but still remember sun protection!

BLOG DISCLAIMER: Information on this blog is for educational purposes only and not intended to diagnose or treat any skin ailment. Please make an appointment with your physician for personalized medical advice. 

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