5 tips to get your skin ready for summer

woman applying sunscreen at beach wearing a hat, healthy skin, exfoliate, antioxidant serum, collagen production, sunscreen, moisturizer, retinol-based product, dermatologist, dr jenny liu

Dermatologist Dr. Jenny Liu offers some tips to get your winter skin ready for summer.

Get ready to reflect that summer glow! Healthy skin glows because light reflects off of it. If it doesn’t, it could be due to the buildup of dead skin. Using a mild exfoliating scrub or mild glycolic acid wash can help remove this buildup that can make your skin look dull.

Use an antioxidant
Apply an antioxidant serum every morning. This is will not only help prevent the skin from sun damage, but products containing vitamin C can also help lighten and brighten your skin.

Always wear sunscreen. Sunscreen should be the last thing that is applied on the face before foundation. Always wear SPF 30 or higher, making sure to apply adequate amounts to your face, neck, and décolletage to get that protection.

In addition to a good night’s sleep, use those bedtime hours to stimulate collagen production and help skin turnover by applying a retinol-based product.

Wrinkles are more pronounced when your skin is dry. Apply a moisturizer at bedtime and in the morning to help keep your skin plump and glowing.

Dr. Liu graduated from the University of Minnesota Department of Dermatology residency program. She specializes in general dermatology for adults and children, cutaneous surgery, and also has a special interest in dermatologic diseases in patients with skin of color. Dr. Liu and her colleagues see patients at HCMC’s downtown and Parkside Dermatology Clinic, Golden Valley Clinic, and North Loop Clinic (opening April 17, 2017). To schedule an appointment with Dr. Liu or any of the dermatologists at these locations, call 612-873-6963.

Posted in:


  1. Rich on March 31, 2017 at 3:01 am

    I am grateful beyond words that Dr. Liu prescribed me the best and effective medication for eczema. I struggled to cope with the constant irritation and itchiness of eczema around my mouth for a long time despite multiple creams. Before I met Dr. Liu, I went to different clinics and the outcome of the medication was infective. Thanks to Dr. Liu, it has been almost a year since my skin is free of eczema.
    I highly recommend Dr. Liu for any skin issues and for a healthy skin consultation!

    I couldn’t be happier with my skin Dr. Liu- Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart!!

Leave a Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.