What Can I Do to Enjoy the Summer Without Damaging My Skin?
Age-Proofing Your Skin During Summer
SUMMER IS HERE.
Summer is at our doorstep, and with it come endless days of outdoor bliss, playing, and relaxing in the sun. But, as the saying goes, too much a good thing can be bad for you. Overexposure to the sun can lead to wrinkles, age spots, and even cancer. In fact, sun exposure is the number one cause of visible skin aging. The most important beauty tips to keep in mind besides which bathing suit looks best on you is age-proofing your skin during summer.
Practicing sun safety to keep skin damage at bay. At Revivify Medical Spa, we want to help you with age-proofing your skin during summer by sharing some helpful information on how the sun can damage your skin and how to protect yourself so can enjoy your summer to the fullest.
Get to Know UV Rays: Age-Proofing Your Skin During Summer
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In essential part of age-proofing your skin during summer is to get to know about Ultra Violet Rays.
Accounts for 95% of the radiation that reaches Earth, this type of radiation penetrates clouds and windows, so even on a cloudy day or indoors, you are susceptible to its effects.
UV-A reaches the second layer of skin and causes wrinkles, premature aging of the skin, and dark spots. This is the type of UV rays used in tanning booths, so avoid them.
Affect the top layer of your skin and are responsible for sunburns; they are known to cause skin DNA damage and are linked to most forms of skin cancer.
When our skin meets the sun’s UV rays, it will attempt to protect itself by producing pigments which absorb and scatter the rays, producing that much sought out tan. It is important to understand that a tan, is the skin’s defense mechanism, and caution should be exercised when sunbathing.
Luckily, there are other ways we can help our skin protect itself from harmful UV-rays without having to give up our fun in the sun.
Protect Your Skin from Sun Damage
A healthy diet that is rich in fruits and vegetables containing antioxidant compounds can help reduce the damaging effects of the sun and is the first step to protecting yourself from the inside out according to the doctors at Revivify Medical Spa. Smoking and exposure to second-hand smoke are detrimental to your health. Pollutants in cigarette smoke are known to create large amounts of skin damaging molecules also known as free radicals. Free radicals are one of the main culprits in premature aging of the skin. While an occasional glass of wine can be good for you, excessive drinking can suppress your immune system lowering its ability to protect itself.
The best thing you can do to protect your skin is to wear sunscreen daily, regardless of what the weather is like, and especially if you plan to be outdoors. Look for a broad-spectrum sunscreen that blocks both UV-A and UV-B rays. When it comes to SPF (Sun Protection Factor) the higher the better, an SPF30 will block 97% of UV rays, but, it is worth mentioning, that, no sunscreen blocks 100% of UV rays even those who say SPF 100 only block about 99%. Apply your sunscreen 30 minutes before you go out to allow your skin to absorb it, and reapply every 2 hours if you are outdoors. Water, sand, and snow reflect the sun’s rays and can cause severe burns, therefore, try to limit your time in or around these surfaces. Your lips, ears, and cleavage also need protection, so wear a lip balm containing SPF30 or higher, and apply sunscreen to your ears and cleavage.
When possible, wear protective clothing, long sleeve shirts, long pants and skirts made of a densely woven fabric are best when you are gardening. At the beach or pool try to wear a t-shirt or beach cover up. There are several lines of clothing that use specially designed fabrics to divert sun rays, these pieces of clothing are light and airy, perfect for outdoor living.
Wear Hats and Shades
Protecting yourself can be done in a fashionable way, wearing stylish hats and sunglasses will protect your face, eyes, and neck from direct sunlight. The skin around your eyes is especially delicate and can wrinkle easily, wearing wide-rimmed or wrap around shades will protect them from sun rays coming from different directions.
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Reverse Sun Damage
The effects of overexposure to the sun’s rays, was not widely advertised until recent years, and it is estimated that the most damaging sun effects occurred in our 20’s, this means most of us have some degree of skin damaged produced by sun exposure already.
But it is not too late!
Medical technology has advanced so much, it is now possible to turn back the clock and restore our natural beauty.
The skin rejuvenation treatments at Revivify Medical Spa can treat wrinkles, dark spots, and sagging skin. Our photofacial and microneedling treatments will visibly reduce enlarged pores and sun damage to give you a youthful, timeless appearance.
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Humble, Texas 77338