Summer temps mean a change to skin care routine!

RALEIGH — All summer NCMS is bringing you tips to enjoy the great Carolina outdoors.  Melanoma Mondays run weekly until Autumn with information from on how to keep your skin beautiful. Today it’s about changes you should make in your skin care routine.

A solid routine should be applicable to all seasons and all climates.  Summer may be one of the toughest.

Here are some tips:

  1.  Lighten up your skin care routine.  Swap out heavier cleansers for lighter, foaming options.
  2. Use a dual-purpose moisturizer.  Consider switching to a combination moisturizer and sunscreen during the summer.
  3. Don’t stop moisturizing (even if it is hot and humid)!
  4. Exfoliate more often
  5. Enjoy the water, but cut down on tub time. In summer you may be showering more often and that can lead to dry skin.  Keep showers to for to five minutes.
  6. Finally, stay in the shade as much as possible and use sunscreen liberally!