Avoid prolonged outdoor activity
This can be a real bummer on a nice summer day, but it’s not only for the health of your skin but your whole body. Dermatologists don’t love prolonged sun exposure on any given day, but when the air quality is bad, they’re extra discerning. Both Dr. Hopkins and Dr. Shamban recommend reducing outdoor activities. When you do go outside, Dr. Hopkins says antioxidant and sunblock use is essential.