Mix It Up For Summer: Skincare Changes to Make for the Warmer Months

Every season brings along its own set of challenges for the skin which means mixing up your skincare routine a bit to help ensure that your products are working as well for you as possible. With the hottest season of the year approaching, it’s once again time to make some changes. Ready to mix it up for summer? The following are some skincare changes that could prove beneficial.

Put Sunscreen On
We should all be using sunscreen every day all throughout the year, but the truth is that once summer comes to an end, many close up the sunscreen tubes until the warm weather rolls around again. There’s no better time than now to make putting on sunscreen every day a habit that you continue with throughout the year.

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Use A Lightweight Moisturizer
It’s not particularly pleasant to step out on a hot day and feel like your moisturizer is melting off your face which is one of the reasons it can be a good idea to switch it up when summer comes around. Put your heavy cream moisturizer that you’ve been using through winter to the side and opt for one that’s lightweight instead.

Double Check Your Medicines
Did you know that some of your medicines can cause sun sensitivity? It’s not always easy to notice because many of us are hiding out indoors throughout winter, but once the weather starts warming up in spring going into summer, going outdoors becomes a regular thing. Make sure that the medicine you’re taking isn’t one that’s going to cause you problems if you spend time in the sunshine. Speaking of which …

Review Your Topicals
Just like with oral medicines, topicals could cause sun sensitivity as well. Your dermatologist can give you more insight as to what the best course of action would be in terms of continuing the topical, forgoing it for the summer, or switching to something different.

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Switch Out Your Body Cream
During the colder months, there’s no problem going with a heavier cream and slathering it all over the body, but just like with the face, going lightweight could feel more comfortable in the hot and humid weather. While there are scent-free versions, there are also lightweight body lotions that feature fun scents such as coconut and citrus that can be perfect for summer.

Carry Around Blotting Paper
Blotting paper can be amazing to keep on hand any time throughout the year, but it’s even more so during the summer when your skin might feel oily and you likely sweat more often. All you have to do is take out a single sheet, blot lightly, and you’re good to go.

Have any questions about what would be the best way to switch up your skincare routine in the summer? Your dermatologist is the best person to ask for personalized advice, so don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment and ask any questions you have. It’s also the perfect opportunity to get your moles checked!