It is vital to protect your skin from the sun during the scorching hot summer months. Although the sun can charge us with its positive energy, vitamin D and warm sunbeams, it can be incredibly harmful to our skin over a prolonged period of time. It can cause premature aging, wrinkles and lines, darken pigmentation from acne scars.
Layer Your Products
Choosing products with SPF will make your regime much easier. You can find daily moisturizers, serums, foundations and powders with SPF. Layering these will ensure you get adequate protection that can be reapplied throughout the day, even if you wear foundation. You can also purchase powder SPFs to set your foundation with.
Use Baby Sunscreen
If you have sensitive skin, use baby sunscreen. Baby sunscreens are often physical sunscreens containing zinc. This makes the sunscreen white, but that usually goes away after 10-15 minutes and enough rubbing in.
Physical or Chemical Sunscreen?
Your first step is to choose the most ideal for your skin. Think of physical sunscreens as creams containing tiny mirrors that reflect the sun away from your skin. Physical sunscreens are often much more gentle than chemical sunscreens. Chemical sunscreens create a chemical reaction on the skin that transforms the UV rays into heat, then releases that heat from the skin.
Wear a Hat
The areas most neglected are the scalp and top of the ears, those are also the areas that develop skin cancer frequently. A wide brim hat will adequately protect your face and head from the sun’s strong rays.
Wear Bigger Sunglasses
Wearing big shades will protect the thin, delicate skin around your eyes from harmful UVA and UVB rays. Opting for sunglasses that are polarized will ensure your eyes get the protection they deserve, as well.
Try Skin Rejuvenation Treatments
Our Laser Skin Rejuvenation Treatment for sun damage includes the treatment of vascular and pigmented lesions. This can help lighten age spots, sun spots, freckles and hyper pigmentation.
If you would like to learn more about our treatments that help with sun damage, or learn more about how to protect your skin from the sun, book a free consultation!