Sun-damaged skin causes patients no end of trouble.
From premature wrinkling to sunspots, uneven complexion to more sinister consequences including skin cancer, the sun harms our skin unless we take proper precautions.
While a central part of summer is enjoying the sunshine, Dr. Josh Waltzman can’t stress enough the importance of protecting your skin during the summer.
As a result, he has put together this short, manageable list of essential sun care tips for you to follow this summer.
This idiom goes back to the days of school, where if you didn’t have a hat on, you weren’t allowed outside. The same rule should apply to adults.
The face, neck, and upper chest experience the greatest exposure to the sun (along with the backs of the hands), and a hat offers simple, effective protection against damaging UV rays.
If you’re outside, wear a hat.
Applying sunscreen should already be part of your daily skincare routine, particularly to the face, neck, upper chest, arms, and backs of your hands.
Ideally, use a sun protection factor (SPF) 50+ cream. Avoid the aerosol sprays, as they have potentially harmful substances and the creams are more effective.
The sun’s rays are most damaging when the sun is highest in the sky – between 10 AM-2 PM. If you can, minimize your time outside during these four hours to stay out of the most dangerous sun time.
Loose, long clothing such as sarongs or linen shirts not only look fantastic, they also provide shade and breathable protection to your skin.
One of the best ways to get your skin looking its best for summer is through a Skin Brightening Facial or a Hydrating Facial, which will prepare your skin to look its absolute best. These are just two of the many Skincare Services offered by Dr. Waltzman.
Reach out to The Waltzman Institute in Long Beach, CA, to have a comprehensive discussion about your aesthetic goals and how to best protect your skin during the summer by calling (562) 448-6100 or fill out his online form.