After a long, treacherous winter, summertime in Central New York means barbecues, boating, swimming, and other forms of outdoor fun. With any extended time in the sun, it is important to take the appropriate measures to protect yourself and your family from the sun’s harsh rays.
At SkinLaze Laser Skin Spa, located in Syracuse, NY, our medical director, Dr. Halliday and our medical aesthetics staff stress the importance of sun protection all year round and explain how excessive sun exposure can cause long term harm to your skin. For example, any direct sun damage to the skin increases the appearance of dark spots, wrinkles, sagging skin, and can eventually lead to skin cancer. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, there are nine ways to protect your skin this summer and lower your risk of skin cancer:
Along with following the above guidelines, our medical aestheticians suggest using sun-friendly products to keep your skincare regimen going strong through the summer season. At SkinLaze, there are numerous products from SkinMedica, NeoCutis, and DermWorx that will protect, revive, and renew your skin.
As mentioned above from the Skin Cancer Foundation, using a sunscreen with an SPF 30 or higher is a summertime skincare essential to be applied before any time in the sun. SkinMedica Daily Physical Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen contains two physical UV blocks, zinc oxide and titanium oxide. This gentle, lightweight medical grade sunscreen is appropriate for all skin types and should be applied in the morning or before any outdoor activity. NeoCutis Journee Bio Restorative Day Cream also contains a broad spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30. In fact, this medical grade day cream acts also as a tinted moisturizer with antiaging benefits, as well as being a sun protectant. Journee is appropriate for all skin types and is best applied in the morning.
If you do find that you have overexposed your skin to the sun, there are also products featured at SkinLaze that can help treat and soothe your skin. NeoCutis BioCream and BioCream Riche Bio-restorative Skin Balm are hydrating balms that helps to restore moisture in the skin. BioCream and BioCream Riche balms contain antiaging ingredients, such as growth factors, interleukins, and other cytokines, to promote healing and nourishment into sun damaged skin. Along with that, DermWorx MoistureWORX Skin Protection Spray is a spray-on mist comprised of white petrolatum that locks in moisture all over your body. Perfect for peeling and sun exposed areas, such as shoulders, back, arms, legs, and décolleté, MoistureWORX hydrates, protects, and softens the skin against dryness and irritation.
Start your summer skincare regimen today at SkinLaze Laser Skin Spa, the trusted leader in skin rejuvenation and laser hair removal in Central New York! With trusted medical grade skincare lines and procedures performed by licensed medical aestheticians, SkinLaze can make appropriate recommendations to reach your cosmetic goals. To set up a complimentary skincare consultation, call SkinLaze, 315.632.4359, or visit us in the Brittonfield Medical Center in East Syracuse, NY.