Skin Care Products for Warmer Climates

 I had a blog question the other day that reminded me (thank you)  that not everyone in the world lives in these cold, winter places (like Seattle, Boston, London or Paris).  Plus many of us now travel for work or pleasure to these climates.

Here are several ideas:

  • Switch to a more drying cleanser or pads (like the Topix Glycolix Elite Pads) – one with 1-2% salicylic acid in it
  • Still use a gel or serum Vitamin C based antioxidant as your first layer in the AM but forget moisturizer and change to a hydrating gel like the SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 gel or nothing at all
  • Over that try a matte tinted sunscreen, instead of foundation,  like the NeoCutis Journee Day Cream SPF 30 and/or just use the Jane Iredale mineral powder makeup or Bare Minerals Powder
  • Keep the Shiseido blotting papers (available at Nordstrom) with you and just blot when you feel oily again

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Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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