Your skin is an incredible organ that protects your body while revealing your age. Excessive sun exposure can cause long term damage, sun spots, wrinkles, and skin cancer. Here two lesser known skincare tips to protect your skin this summer.
Watch What You Wear
Hot weather and a warm sun make it easy to head outdoors and enjoy a game of golf, a jog, or simply go shopping. Unfortunately the sun’s warm rays aren’t helping your skin. A great way to begin protecting your skin is to wear the right clothing. To shield your face and head, wear a hat. Anything from a stylish sun hat to a baseball cap can go a long way in helping you stay cool while protecting your skin from burning.
When it comes to clothing, you can choose fabrics that have the ability to shield against the sun’s rays. You don’t even need to buy special brands or products. Instead, simply look in your closet. Garments made of unbleached cotton, thin, satiny silk, and high-luster polyesters have the unique ability to absorb or reflect UV radiation. They can stop the sun’s harmful rays from reaching your skin.
Get your lip balm on!
The lips are a common spot for skin cancer to appear. If your lips are cracked, peeling, or scaly, this may be a sign of actinic keratoses. This is a condition that may be an indication of early stage skin cancer. When searching for the right lip balm, look for products that have SPF 15 or higher and apply it every few hours. When you are out in the sun, don’t wear high shine lip gloss, baby oil, or petroleum jelly. If you wear lipstick, opt for darker shades as they provide more protection. Even better, buy lipstick with an SPF component or use an SPF lip balm underneath your lipstick for added protection and moisturizing.
Arrange a consultation
If you are looking for more ways to improve your look, contact Bay Area Laser Cosmetic Surgery Center today. You can call our Pinole (East Bay) office at (510) 724-8282 or Larkspur (North Bay) office at (415) 461-5755.