Helping your skin recover from excess sun exposure

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Melody Robinson is a trained and licensed aesthetician at Charlotte Plastic Surgery, has crafted a simple and effective skin care routine to refresh your skin after a long, hot summer.   Her 5-step skin care process is below:

Step 1: Cleanse with Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser and warm water. This cleanser removes excess oil, dirt and makeup without stripping the skin which can lead to dryness and irritation. Available at most drugstores for $8.99.

Step 2: Gently exfoliate with Theraderm Fruit Acid Exfoliant which is a lactic acid solution that gently scrubs away dry outer-skin layers and stimulates new growth andcollagen production. Available at Charlotte Plastic Surgery for $37.50.

Step 3: Apply SkinMedica Lytera Skin Brightening Complex, a lightweight formula made with vitamins that helps correct sun damage and discoloration of the skin. Available at Charlotte Plastic Surgery for $125.

Step 4: Moisturize with NIA24 Intensive Recovery Complex. This rich cream delivers intensive moisturization and helps activate the skins own regenerative powers with a deep delivery of Pro-Niacin™. Available at Charlotte Plastic Surgery for $110.

Step 5: Prevent further skin damage by applying Revision Multi-Protection Broad Spectrum SPF 50. This oil-free, lightweight daily moisturizer hydrates and protects the skin from harmful UV rays which promotes younger looking skin and will keep it glowing throughout the cooler months. Available at Charlotte Plastic Surgery for $48

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