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Expert Tips to Protect Your Skin From the Summer Sun

Expert Tips to Protect Your Skin From the Summer Sun

It has been a long winter, and as the warmer temperatures return, many people are ready to bask in the summer sun. Unfortunately, soaking up the sun without the proper protection can cause damage to your skin ranging from premature aging to skin cancer. We’ve put together a few tips to help you protect your skin from the sun this summer.

Daily Moisturizer With SPF

Hydration is essential to maintain healthy, glowing skin. Daily moisturizing can prevent and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. The skin on your face is especially sensitive and at risk for sun damage. Using a daily moisturizer with SPF can help protect your skin from the sun while keeping it hydrated. 

Sunscreen

The American Academy of Dermatology recommends using a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least 15 SPF. Broad spectrum means it blocks both UVA and UVB rays. Nearly all sunscreens block UVB light, which is believed to be the main cause of sunburns and skin cancers. UVA light may also contribute to skin cancer and is the main culprit in sun-related premature aging.

SPF Everything

Cosmetics With SPF

Using a foundation with SPF can add another layer of protection from the sun while giving you a flawless complexion. There are a variety of liquid and powder foundations with SPF available. There’s a good chance your favorite brand of cosmetics offers a line of makeup with sun protection.

Lip Balm or Lipstick With SPF

While all facial skin is sensitive, lips are especially at risk. Lips are a common spot for skin cancer to develop because many people either forget to apply sunscreen to their lips or lick it off without realizing. Using a lip balm or lipstick with SPF can help protect your lips. Just remember to reapply it at least every two hours.

Hats and Clothing

Beach hats are more than a great way to accessorize at the beach. They provide a physical barrier to the sun’s rays and can help protect the delicate skin on your face, scalp and ears. Although any clothing with a tight weave or darker fabrics can help prevent the absorption of the sun’s rays, specialty SPF clothing is now available that works like a layer of sunscreen. Since most people don’t apply enough sunscreen or forget to reapply as directed, this clothing can be more effective that traditional sunscreen. 

Too Much Sun? We Can Help. Schedule a Consult

Even with the best protection, aging skin happens to all of us. Our Clear + Brilliant skin care can help reduce the signs of aging, whether they are the result of sun damage or just time ticking away. If you do have signs of sun damage or noticeable age spots, you may want to combine Clear + Brilliant with Fraxel re:store treatment for optimum improvement. Don’t let the fear of skin-damaging ultraviolet rays keep you indoors. Contact us today and let our skin care professionals help you revitalize and maintain glowing, youthful skin.