Five Things NOT To Do for Summer Skin

1)  Don’t get your leg veins fixed now.  They often look worse for a month or longer.  Wait until late fall.

2)  Don’t over-scrub your skin, which can cause irritation, dryness, and eczema.

3)  Don’t leave chlorine from the swimming pool or hot tub on your skin all day – it’s very drying. Rinse off, moisturize, and re-sunscreen.

4)  Don’t forget your insect repellant.

5)  Don’t forget to sunscreen your lower legs.  They will gradually get blotchy if you don’t!  The Elta MD UV Lotion SPF 30 is a great zinc body sunscreen that is affordable.

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Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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