Your skincare frustrations could be due to not changing with the seasons.
As the strength of the sun’s rays and available food sources change with the seasons, so do your skin’s needs.
Dr. Chasan realized that many of his new patients aren’t aware of this, so he asked me to share ‘5 healthy skin saboteurs’, to help you prepare for the sunny months ahead.
Each of these saboteurs are skincare mistakes that many make in pursuit of healthy, glowing skin—but are more likely to cause harm than good.
Let’s dive into the first one:
Sunscreen does a fantastic job at filtering out damaging, skin-aging UV rays, but still doesn’t offer 100% protection.
And there are ‘correct’ and ‘incorrect’ ways of using sunscreen.
If you’re spending the day outside, you need to reapply sunscreen every 2-3 hours, even if you’re not sweating, as sunscreen’s effectiveness wanes.
Make sure you’re covering your entire body, and don’t forget your lips! Mouth skin is fragile, easily burning during the summertime, which can lead to dry, cracked, painful lips.
Dr. Chasan suggests using a SPF-containing lip balm, and to reapply every time you use sunscreen.
Exfoliating your skin is a great method for removing dead cells, promoting natural regeneration, and allowing your skin to flourish.
Which is why we must warn you…
If you spend time outdoors in the sun, do NOT exfoliate in the morning!
The dead skin cells on the surface of your skin act as a natural shield against the sun, providing you with an extra layer of protection. After you exfoliate, the tender, exposed skin beneath may burn significantly faster.
So if you’re going to exfoliate, do so after you’ve had your fun in the sun.
Sunshine can dehydrate your skin, and many skincare companies sell aftersun lotions and moisturizers because of this.
But there’s one catch…
Most moisturizers are ineffective!.
Sure, many leave a greasy, shiny layer on your skin that might feel effective…
But most active ingredients are unable to penetrate your skin, leaving all the ‘effects’ you’ve paid for stuck on your skin’s surface, doing nothing.
Unless they’re Del Mar Labs approved… (Like some of the secret projects we’re working on…)
Don’t let fancy boxes or a pretty design fool you – look at what’s actually inside the products you’re taking!
The spring and summer months are the perfect time to use a minimalist makeup approach.
Well, when it’s hot outside, your body produces more sweat to cool itself.
But too much makeup can clog your pores, which restricts your body’s natural cooling process. Plus clogged pores can often lead to unsightly whiteheads, blackheads, and even acne flare-ups.
Which is why we suggest a more au natural makeup approach when the sun shines bright.
This one always gets overlooked…
You should wash our pillowcases at least every 7-10 days, but if you live in a warm climate, you’ll want to do this every 3-4 days.
Many report sweating at night more during the summer months…
Which can seep into your pillow cases, turning them into a breeding ground for nasty bacteria, that’s then rubbed all over your face. Yuck!
So be sure to change your pillowcases every few days, and give your skin the clean sleeping surface it deserves.
Okay, there’s 5 healthy skin saboteurs exposed for you, and how to handle each of them.
Spring and Summer are certainly warm, wonderful months… But you need to make sure your skin is prepared.
So take the simple, quick steps outlined above to protect yourself, and give your skin the best chance of staying healthy, clear, and radiant all year-long.