Expert Advice: Dr. Jaliman’s Summer Skin Care Tips

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, and everyone can’t wait to show off some skin. But many forget the dangers of exposing themselves to so many UV rays as skin cancer is still the most common form of the disease in the U.S. Dermatologist Dr. Debra Jaliman, M.D., author of “Skin Rules: Trade Secrets From a Top New York Dermatologist,” let us in on some important suncare secrets for this summer and beyond:
She suggested using a dual-purpose product like NeutrogenaRapid Wrinkle Repair Serum SPF 30. The broad-spectrum sunscreen can protect you from both UVA/UVB rays, and a retinol with a sustained release also containing hyaluronic acid to keep skin quenched. Brown spots will start fading and skin will start smoothing out after a week of use. Hats aren’t just for show; she noted that wearing a hat with a 2-inch wide brim, preferably with an SPF of 30 will keep your head cool and safe from the sun’s rays. If your head goes bare, be sure to slather a small amount of sunscreen on the part in your hair to reduce the risk of burning. Keep you pout plush and protected by using a balm containing SPF since lips can get skin cancer that is more likely to spread. Sunscreen needs to be applied every 2 hours or it won’t be able to prevent much if your splashing in the waves and toweling off. As appealing as it is to go for a lunchtime stroll, it’s the same time when UV rays are their strongest. Keep the SPF handy in all situations and expect smoother, spot-free skin for years to come.