The warm weather is here and it’s time to get outside and enjoy it! It’s important to take the necessary measures to ensure that you are protecting yourself from too much sun exposure, though. Excessive exposure to the sun can cause wrinkles, age spots, and other skin problems, including the increased risk of skin cancer. Often beginning as unfamiliar spots or colored changes to your skin, skin cancer most often develops on the skin that is frequently exposed to the sun. The good news is that it is completely treatable if found early and addressed properly.
Your best option, though, is to prevent it in the first place and here’s how:
Have you ever wondered when you should wear sunscreen? The answer is every time that you will be outside. When spending extensive amounts of time outside, ensure that you reapply sunscreen every two hours. It is recommended by the American Academy of Dermatology that you protect your skin with a product with an SPF of 30 or higher. Also, be sure that the sunscreen offers broad-spectrum (UVA and UVB) protection and is water-resistant. Even on cloudy days, 80 percent of the sun’s harmful UV rays can penetrate our skin.
Seek Shade When Necessary
The sun’s rays are hottest between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Even sunscreens don’t provide complete protection from UV rays, so it’s essential that you give your skin an extra layer of coverage by wearing protective clothing. A tightly woven fabric provides optimal coverage. Be sure to protect your eyes with 100 percent UV blocking sunglasses or, if necessary, wear a wide brimmed hat with a 2-3 inch brim to cover your ears, eyes, forehead, nose, and scalp.
Alternative Tanning Methods
While most prefer the natural effects from the sun, there are alternative methods to achieving a summer glow. For instance, here at City Pointe Beauty Academy, we have a variety of options to help you get ready for summer without the harsh effects of UV rays! With our Fake Bake self-tanner, you can imitate the perfect summer glow without the need for sun exposure. We also offer clinical care skin solutions including dark spot reducer, toner, moisturizer, and sunscreen!
It is our mission here to help your skin look and feel amazing. Call us today at (417)-673-8822 and ask about the skin care services we have available!