How to No Feel The Burn This Summer
- Posted on: Jun 15 2019
With the California sun shining extra bright during this time of year, it can be hard not to take the top off your convertible or layout at the beach all day long. Even though a little bit of Vitamin D is good for your skin, too much sun can cause premature fine lines and wrinkles, sun spots, or even worse: a sunburn. To help you keep your skin ultra protected, Dr. Pollei has created a list of ways to avoid getting a sunburn this year.
Watch The Retinol
When it comes to anti-aging skincare, retinol may as well be your best friend. However, retinol and sun should not be combined. Why? Retinol is notorious for making your skin not only extremely sensitive and dry, but it also makes it more prone to getting a sunburn. If you are on retinol right now, then try to stay out of the sun at all costs, or if you can’t ditch the California sun, the talk to Dr. Pollei about going off of it until winter.
Sure, it’s common knowledge that if you don’t want to get a sunburn that you should wear sunscreen, but one thing a lot of people don’t know is that you need to reapply it for it to continue working. On average, you should apply your sunscreen every two hours if you’re laying out all day in the sun. And, if you plan on doing a lot of driving, then you should also reapply.
Avoid Chemical Peels
Yes, chemical peels are our best friend, and they should be yours too if you’re not going to be spending a lot of time outdoors this summer. Chemical peels are great because they work to target the top layers of the skin to help encourage the growth of newer, healthier skin. But at the same time, they can make your skin hypersensitive to burning. So, if you are going to be outside, we might suggest that you to wait until fall to get one done.
Having a tan is #goals but having a burn is #detrimental if you want to learn more about ways that you can protect your skin this summer, contact our Mission Viejo office at 949-438-8338.
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