Dr. Blatnoy recommends the following battle plan for summer skincare:
Where cold, dry winter air was previously a daily burden, warmer temps can leave your skin contending with increased sweat and exposure to the sun’s damaging rays. That’s why, with the start of the season just around the corner, now’s the perfect time to implement some strategic changes to your daily skincare regimen.
#1 Summer Skincare Advice: Use more sunscreen!
Dr. Vitaly Blatnoy
The sun’s rays are more intense in the summer compared to the winter months, so you want to be extra vigilant about sunscreen. This means you should be vigilant about safeguarding your skin each morning—your face and your body—by applying sunscreen with at least an SPF 30.
Also, don’t forget to protect your lips! Summer skincare includes making sure that you are correctly hydrated. Your lips do not create as much oil as the rest of your face and are prone to being dry. They also often go unprotected from the sun, increasing the likelihood of developing skin cancers on the lip—particularly the lower lip, which faces up toward the sun every day. Use a lip balm with a SPF15 sunscreen to combat this.