Summer is coming to a close, but your sunscreen shouldn’t.
It is never too late to start applying sunscreen and protecting your face and body from the sun. As much as we all love going out to the beach and spending time outdoors, the exposure to Ultraviolet Rays (UV) is very damaging for your skin, not only causing it to look dull and start premature aging but even causing skin cancer, in some cases. UVA rays are the AGING rays. UVB are the BURNING rays.
So whether it’s spring, summer, winter or fall, sunscreen is crucial for your skin health.
Among different brands, multiple SPFs, and face vs. body, there are so many types of sunscreen to choose from that it can feel overwhelming. But in reality, there are only two types of sunscreen, physical and chemical. A physical sunscreen protects your skin by blocking the sun rays, and a chemical sunscreen absorbs the sun’s rays. The biggest difference is the UV filters that they both use. There is nothing wrong with either one, and in fact, sometimes you can find hybrids.
Our favorites are Elta MD sunscreens because they are broad-spectrum (protecting from both UVA and UVB rays), fragrance-free, paraben-free, sensitivity-free and non-comedogenic. Elta MD is one of the leading sun care companies and has been protecting skin from the sun for over 25 years. They offer a broad range of sunscreens to fit your every need.
Where to begin? Use a broad spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher (up to SPF 50), daily and reapply every 2-4 hours. You also want to make sure that the sunscreen that you purchase contains Zinc Oxide, since this will protect your skin from UVA and UVB rays and is safe for all skin types.
If you are a former sun worshiper and your skin is showing damage, skin resurfacing may be an option for you. Additionally, broadband light (BBL) therapy can help reverse the signs of aging and correct sun damage, age spots and other unflattering signs of aging. These treatments will help you regenerate new collagen and restore your skin, making it look younger and vibrant.
For your complimentary skin analysis, contact one of our aestheticians today at (281)698-8770.