June 28, 2019

The One Skin Care Swap You Need To Make This Summer

When it comes to skin care, fall tends to get all the attention. Once October hits, all you see are articles about what changes you should make in your routine, how to keep your skin hydrated, and so on. But summertime skin care is just as important.

By now, you likely know how important it is to pick a safe sunscreen. (If you need help, here are our tips and picks.) But that’s not the only way to take care of your face during the season: According to board-certified dermatologist Whitney Bowe, M.D., you should be mindful of the acids you are using.

“There are certain things you use in your routine that make your skin more photosensitive, meaning your skin burns easier,” she says. “During the summer you are likely spending more time outdoors and maybe even in the sun during peak hours, so you really need to tailor your skin care routine to make sure you’re not making yourself more susceptible to damage.”