Healthy Summer Skin: Expert Skincare Tips From Vaseline to Glow All Season Long! by 30Seconds Beauty

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Healthy Summer Skin: Expert Skincare Tips From Vaseline to Glow All Season Long!

Summertime is all about enjoying beautiful weather and showing off some skin, but it’s also essential to protect the skin’s barrier at all stages in life. Vaseline Dermatologist Partner Dr. Fran Cook-Bolden shares some key skin-care and beauty tips to ensure you're looking your best, while maintaining healthy and luminous skin.

  • Clog-free Pores: Makeup and other debris from the day can build up and clog pores, and excessive sebum (our natural oil) may fill the pores and build up and worsen acne for those who are prone. Washing the face morning and night is very important. It provides a form of gentle exfoliation to remove dead skin cells that may naturally build up. A gentle cleansing can exfoliate these cells. Always follow up with a light moisturizer and sunscreen.
  • Vitamin Rich Foods: Try snacking on mandarins, tangerines and oranges – they are rich in vitamin C, which remains a key antioxidant to tackle those free oxygen radicals that wreak havoc on the skin and body. If you’re looking to improve the quality of your skin, eat foods high in omega-3 such as salmon, nut butters and flaxseed oil.
  • Nourish Your Skin’s Barrier: Maintaining a healthy and hydrated skin barrier is important all year round. Sun exposure can leave the skin dehydrated, feeling sensitive and even inflamed, and often causes uneven skin tone in skin of color as it stimulates the skin’s cells to produce more melanin. Vaseline Intensive Care Cocoa Radiant Lotion, with its 100-percent pure cocoa butter and micro-droplets of Vaseline Jelly, can soothe and hydrate the skin while repeated sunscreen use and sun protection measures reduce the risk of a sunburn and future development of skin cancers.
  • Minimize Your Time in the Sun Overall: Limit sun exposure between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. when the sun is at its greatest intensity. Cover sensitive areas and wear specific sun protective clothing for those who are most sensitive.
  • Pro Practices for Hair Removal: Be mindful of the lifespan of your razor blades! Dull or bacteria-ridden blades can lead to patches of tiny, flat red spots. To prevent this, don't keep your razor in the shower – the heat and humidity accelerates rusting and bacterial growth. Remember to throw out the blade after about five shaves!
  • Women of Color: Don't fall for the "melanin myth." Did you know most persons with skin of color have an average "inherent" SPF of 13.4? This is close to the past recommended SPF for everyone of 15, but current recommendations are at least an SPF of 30. Skin of color is very reactive to sun and can produce unwanted and uneven pigmentation. The use of sunscreen is the first, and one of the most important, steps in addressing uneven pigmentation all year round and especially in the summer.

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Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
Great tips for summer skincare, thanks to Dr. Cook-Bolden and Vaseline. My skin takes a beating during the hot weather months. The expert advice is much appreciated, thanks!
Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead
Such great tips here! I had never heard those razor tips before- time to throw out my razor! Thanks, Dr. Cook-Bolden & Vaseline!
Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
I know, right Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead ? I always keep my razor in the shower for convenience. And, I did notice the rust but didn't think about it. What an eye-opener (especially the bacterial growth - yuck)! I also didn't realize the current SPF recommendation is a minimum of 30. Such helpful info!
Sheryl Gould
Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds Ditto! I'm throwing my razor out right away!
Donna John
Love my Vaseline products!! I learned something today from these great tips: I use my disposable razors entirely too long. Great information to know. Explains a lot!
Nicole DeAvilla
Wow - she got us all on the razors! I apparently keep mine around WAY too long!!! I also love the food tips. Thanks.
Mindy Hudon, M.S., CCC-SLP
I never knew about the razor either. Mine is in the shower too. Yikes. I grew up with Vaseline in our house. It was and still is my beautiful mother's beauty secret! Spread the word!
Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead
I grew up on Vaseline, too, Mindy, and it's still a go-to for me!
Katie Sloan
I appreciate the reinforcement of sunscreen of anyone in the sun! I'm going to check out that Vaseline lotion with the cocoa butter!
Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead
Yes to sunscreen! (written from Virginia Beach!) :)
Kimberly Johnson
Literally just went upstairs and changed my razor cartridge and moved it to the outside of the shower!
Heather Murphy-Fritz
I had no idea about the razors in the shower. I'll keep better track of how often I use them now!
Jan Mostrom
Such good information! Thanks for this great tip!
Eirene Heidelberger
I love these products and as I wear shorts and running skirts even in the winter my legs scream for Vaseline!
Donna John
I had no idea about women of color having an "inherent" SPF of 13.4." So interesting! Wonder why Vaseline doesn't make sunscreen. The moisture from Vaseline and sun protection would be a win-win!
Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
You're right - helpful combo, Donna John ! And I didn't realize that about the inherent SPF, either...
Jules All
These are great tips, especially about the razor. I didn't realize!
Sheryl Gould
I don't care what anybody says - nothing has made my skin softer than Vaseline!
Meredith Schneider
Oh wow! So many awesome tips! My legs are happy! This one is my favorite!
Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
You are amazing, Meredith Schneider ! Love the photo - you have great legs, LOL!
Stephanie Cannoe
Vaseline is my go to for skin care, especially for my lips. Thanks for the tips and not to beat a dead horse, but I didn't look at my razor the same this morning! It is time to throw her out...No bacteria allowed.
Randi Williams
Awesome tips! I'll be taking my razor out of the shower for sure!
Fran Cook-Bolden
Hey guys! Dr. Cook -Bolden here... I wanted to post on here to inform you all that we have a great research division at our private practice located in NYC. We are currently enrolling patients of all ages to participate in acne clinical trials. This is a great way to help solve problematic skin and rid your face of pimples. Please reach out to our office if you are interested in participating in our studies. Compensation is given after completion of the clinical trial.

If interested or you know anyone who suffers from facial acne please give us a call!
212-223-6599

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