Is Retinol Safe For Summer?
Updated: Mar 31
Retinol and Warm Weather
Contrary to popular belief, it is actually good to start using retinol in the summer, especially if you have dry skin. The summer humidity leaves your skin naturally more hydrated than in the colder months. Because of this additional hydration, you might experience less drying and tightening of the skin while building your tolerance to this potent ingredient.
Retinol and SPF: The Perfect Pairing
Retinol decreases the skin's protective capacity, so you need to make sure you are taking the proper sun-protective precautions such as :
Wearing SPF daily: Apply one ounce of sunscreen to your face and body and don't forget your ears, neck and the back of your hands.
Reapply every two hours: Even water-resistant sunscreens protect your skin up to 180 minutes, so it's important no to skip on reapplying your sun protection.
Avoid peek sunlight between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Wear sunglasses with UV protection: The sun can damage your eyes as much as it can damage your skin. The best way to protect your eyes from the harmful UV radiation is wearing sunglasses that block 100% of UV rays and also absorb most of the HEV rays, too.
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