We all like to have fun in the sun, especially during summer. What our patients don’t often think about is how spending the day soaking up the sun’s rays can affect their skin. At Vein & Body Specialists, we offer a wide variety of medical-grade skin care products. Here’s Dr. West’s top five reasons why wearing sunscreen will be your best kept summer secret.
1. Sunscreen protects your skin from UV rays.
While the heat from the sun while at the beach or the pool feels great on our skin, the sun also gives off damaging UV rays. These UV rays can wreak havoc on your skin, putting you at a greater risk to skin cancers and melanoma. Our medical-grade sunscreen provide UVA and UVB protection, so you know you can stay safe while hanging out poolside with your friends and family.
2. Protecting your skin wards off unwanted signs of aging.
One of the most common and most prominent signs of aging on the skin is the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. While getting a tan can help hide some of your skin imperfections, it can also speed up your skin’s aging process and create more fine lines and wrinkles earlier than you expect. Regularly wearing a medical-grade sunblock can keep your skin protected and hydrated while warding off fine lines, wrinkles and age spots.
3. Wearing sunscreen regularly reduces your risk of getting skin cancer.
Like we said earlier, a good medical-grade sunscreen blocks both UVA and UVB rays that are given off by the sun. These harmful rays have been linked to skin cancers including melanoma. Regularly wearing a sunscreen on your exposed skin helps you prevent damage caused by those UVA and UVB rays. That being said, all sunscreen is not made the same. We encourage you to sit down with Dr. West or one of our professional team members to find which sunblock is right for you.
4. Sunscreen can help you keep your even complexion.
Have you ever looked in the mirror and wondered where all of your freckles and age spots have come from? Unfortunately, the sun can riddle our skin with hyperpigmentation like freckles, age spots, sun spots and even unwanted redness. Wearing sunscreen on a daily basis keeps your skin from getting damaged and helps you maintain your even, radiant complexion.
5. Wearing sunscreen enhances your overall skin health.
Wearing a medical-grade sunscreen every single day can do wonders for your skin. Not only is it protecting you from harmful UV rays, but it is also providing your skin with vital nutrients and hydration that keep it glowing all summer long. When paired with your favorite serums and moisturizers, your skin will start to look and feel healthier than ever before.
If you’re unsure which medical-grade sunblock is for you, feel free to call us anytime to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. David West. He’ll be happy to sit down with you, listen to your concerns and develop a personalized treatment plan to help you reach all of your aesthetic and wellness goals.