On Retinol? How to Baby Your Skin During Warm Weather

One of the best things that you can apply topically to your skin to help improve fine lines, wrinkles, skin texture, and hyperpigmentation is one of SkinMedica’s creams that contains retinol. Retinol is one of the best ways to target these skin care concerns and treat them topically without going under the knife. However, one thing that we warn all of our patients about is the fact that Retinol can make your skin hypersensitive to burns which can leave you with scars or severely damaged skin. With summer just around the corner, if you have just started on one of Skin Media’s retinol creams, you may be wondering what on earth you should do to stay protected. Let’s take a closer look at a few ways that you can baby your skin during warm weather. Ready to learn more? Read on.


Whether you are on Retinol or not, you should always be wearing a sunscreen. Sunscreen will act as your skin’s natural defense against sunburns, fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and sun spots. But, when you are on retinol, you should be especially diligent about wearing sunscreen; even if you are going to be driving in the car all day long. If you are going to be spending a lot of time outside in one day, then make sure that you reapply a broad-spectrum sunscreen to your face multiple times a day; that way, you are extra protected.

A Big hat

In addition to wearing sunscreen, make sure that you add an extra layer of protection to your routine and wear a big hat. A big hat will help shield your face from all different angles so that you don’t get any sunspots or burns. If you can, try to get an oversized hat so that you are covering your face from every angle around you.

Stay Under an Umbrella

If you are planning on laying out by the pool or hanging out at the beach while on vacation, you should think again and hide under an umbrella instead. When you expose your skin to hours of direct sunlight, you are more likely to burn and get a lot of sunspots. By hanging out under an umbrella, though, you won’t have to worry about that kind of exposure.

The last thing that want is any of our patients to get burned because they are on retinol. Make sure that you take extra precautions and use the tips listed in this article. To learn more, contact Bloomington office at (309) 662-6772.

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