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TOP 4 for July 4th – Skin Care Tips

Holiday weekends give us all the chance to get some much needed R&R and spend time outdoors with friends and family. Here are our Chicago Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology top tips to staying safe in the sun this July 4th.

1. Wear sunscreen! Whether it is cloudy or sunny, be sure to apply sunscreen throughout the day especially if you are attending an outdoor event or barbecue. We recommend application with any EltaMD sunscreen product, and reapplication with the Colorescience Sunforgettables brush. Stay sun safe out there!

2. Wash your face before bed! Throughout the day smoke, cooking oils and dirt particles may collect on your skin causing irritation, possibly even an acne breakout. Resist the temptation to hit the hay before cleansing your skin. We recommend rinsing with the iSClinical Cleansing Complex before bed, suitable for all skin types.

3. Don’t bug out! If you’re hiking or camping use a tick and bug repellent with up to 30% DEET. While very effective, DEET should not be used on very young children. Products with citronella and lemon-eucalyptus oil can also be effective at deterring bugs. Check yourself (and your pets) for ticks at the end of each day.

4. Stay hydrated inside and out! Drink lots of water and spritz skin surfaces regularly with the Avene Thermal Spring Water to remain cool and refreshed. A naturally soothing source for sensitive skin since 1743, Avène Thermal Spring Water is clinically shown to calm, soothe and soften the skin. Ideal for red, sensitive or irritated skin and perfect for post-workout, travel, outdoor activities or to freshen up makeup.