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Avoid Summertime Skincare Sabotage

May 28, 2021

Avoid Summertime Skincare Sabotage

Summertime can be just as challenging for skin as the cold, dry winter season. You could sabotage your skincare journey if you don't take a few crucial steps. But, have no fear! You don't need to hide in the house or stay under an umbrella every minute of the day. The vitamin D we get from the sun is good for us, and who doesn't feel better after spending some time outdoors.

Just follow these PRO tips, and you and your skin will get the most out of fun in the sun!

Stop Retinols/Retinoid Use

Do not use harsh retinoids/retinols before going on vacation in the sun or before extended time outside, such as gardening or yard work. All retinols and retinoids should be applied at night, but they can still make your skin more susceptible to sunburn. Use retinol sparingly or skip it the night(s) before or during extended sun exposure. An encapsulated form (Sleep On It) is the best for gentler yet effective retinol.  

Stop Prescription Acne Medicine

You may need to go off some prescription acne medicine before an extended sunny vacation. Check with your dermatologist to find out if yours is one of them! These products are extremely drying and make the skin more vulnerable to UV rays. Opt for a good Vitamin C (Triple C+ Gold) instead for great antioxidant benefits. 

Avoid Chemical Peels / Harsh Acid Exfoliators 

Deep chemical peels leave your skin super exposed and susceptible to sunburn. They're great for removing all the dead skin cells, but if you do this and then expose your skin to UV, your skin will not fare well. Avoid getting deep peels if you're planning on an extended period in the sun. Opt for a gentle exfoliating scrub instead. AND always wear SPF 30 or higher

Hold Off on a Microneedle or RF Treatment

If you get a deep microneedling treatment or RF, you need to protect your skin from sun exposure for one week. Your skin is in a delicate state following these treatments, so hold off if you're planning a vacation at the beach or you're spending a lot of time outside in the sun.  





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