Summer is the time of the year to get outside and enjoy some spectacular sunshine. However, while there are numerous health benefits to soaking up some sun, without proper protection you can leave your skin vulnerable to damage from ultraviolet rays. Damage from the sun can include sunburns, sun spots, fine lines, wrinkles, and the possibility of skin cancer. That is why it is essential to protect your skin from the sun during the summer, and Siti Med Spa has 6 ways to do so.
1. Use a Repair Broad Spectrum Sunscreen
Sunscreen is good, but a repair broad spectrum sunscreen is even better. While normal sunscreen works to protect your skin from sun damage, a repair broad spectrum sunscreen also will actively repair your skin from past damage. Siti Med Spa in San Diego carries a wide range of repair broad spectrum sunscreens suitable for any skin tone.
2. Avoid Spending Too Much Time in Direct Sunlight
On a beautiful day, it can be tempting to throw caution to the wind and spend all day partaking in outdoor activities. However, spending that much time in the sunlight is just asking for skin damage. Instead, limit your time outdoors to a few hours at a time, and then head inside for some rest and relaxation.
3. Wear a Hat
Wearing a hat has a variety of benefits when it comes to sun protection. The primary benefit is that a hat shields the top of your head, from the sun, which is an area that can be difficult to protect with sunscreen. Also, a hat (especially a wide brim hat) will protect your face and neck, which are two areas that can be very vulnerable to sun damage. Before going outside make sure to grab a hat!
4. Avoid Being Outside in the Middle of the Day
The ultraviolet rays emanating from the sun are strongest from around 10:00 am to 4:00 pm when the sun is highest in the sky. If you are going to go outside, try to only go out in the early morning and late afternoon to minimize sun damage.
5. Put On Some Sunglasses
Make sure to wear sunglasses while outside, especially if you have light-colored eyes. Pick sunglasses that feature UVA and UVB protection for maximum sun protection. Also, if you can find wrap around sunglasses, you can protect the sensitive skin around the eyes and below the eyes, helping to slow the development of wrinkles around the eyes.
6. Find Some Shade
You can enjoy the good weather without sitting in direct sunlight by finding some shade. If you are going to the beach, buy a sun umbrella, especially if you plan on being there for a long time. At parks and other locations, rest in the shade of a tree or building to protect your skin.
Treatment for Sun Damage to Your Skin in San Diego
Try to take these tips to heart to protect your skin from sun damage. However, for some it may be too late and UV rays have already done considerable damage to your skin. If that is the case, Siti Med Spa can help. Located in San Diego, we are dedicated to providing cosmetic treatment to get your skin looking youthful and vibrant. If you have wrinkles, fine lines, or other issues from overexposure to the sun we have a variety of treatments that can help, including skin hyperpigmentation treatment to get rid of brown sunspots. To learn more or to schedule a, give us a call at (619) 717-8484.