We’ve all heard it – and we all know it – that sunscreen is very important for our skin, but how many of us really follow through and wear sunscreen on a daily basis? If you are not already in the habit of wearing sunscreen every day, here are two reasons that may change your mind and your morning routine.
A sunburn is when our skin begins to turn red, swell up, and peel, which is caused by the influence of UVB rays. UVB rays burn the superficial layers of the skin which plays a key role in the development of skin cancer. The thing to watch for is if your skin blisters, this can escalate the risk of cancer. UVB rays vary in intensity by season, location, and time of day. By wearing sunscreen on a daily basis, especially when you are in the sun for long periods of time, it protects our skin from burning and helps reduce the risk of skin cancer.
But what kind of sunscreen should you wear?
At Sona MedSpa we recommend and offer SkinMedica’s Essential Defense Mineral Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 35.
Most sunscreens have chemical agents that sink into the skin absorbing harmful rays. This sheer, lightweight, mineral sunscreen gives you the highest level of UVA protection available, along with UVB coverage to protect you from damaging rays. Essential Defense Mineral Shield is an all-physical sunscreen that utilizes sunscreen actives, such as titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, that work by sitting on top of the skin to deflect and block damaging UV rays away from the skin. This is a great product to use for post procedures and sensitive skin types. Some other reasons we like this product are that it is Paraben free, hypoallergenic, oil free, and fragrance free. Contact your Sona MedSpa today to learn more about the Essential Defense Mineral Shield.
PREMATURE AGING PREVENTION
Not only does sunscreen lower our risk of skin cancer, but sunscreen keeps your skin looking young. The number-one cause of premature aging of the face is due to ultraviolet exposure. UVA rays penetrate deep into the skin’s thickest layer and unprotected exposure can lead to premature skin aging, wrinkling, and discoloration. By wearing sunscreen, you are slowing down the development of wrinkles and leathery skin. If you are noticing sun damage on your skin like dark spots, fine lines, and wrinkles, solutions like Pixel or Advanced Fluorescence Technology (AFT) might be right for you. AFT is a non-surgical skin rejuvenation solution that uses an intense light to remove damage caused by sun exposure as well as treat conditions that are worsened by sun exposure, such as rosacea. Check out Rene’s before and after pictures from her experience with AFT.