The summer is here, which means fun in the sun. This also means some legitimate concerns about protecting your skin from lasting sun damage. A little bit of caution today means a lower risk of skin cancer and fewer wrinkles years down the line. That’s why Dr. Paul Pin advocates preventative care as part of a cosmetic anti-aging program.
In a previous blog post, we shared some statistics about popular facial surgery and skin care procedures, which showed how many people are turning to cosmetic procedures to look their youngest. Consider the following summer skin care tips a sensible way to delay the need for facial rejuvenation treatments and fight signs of aging.
Cut Back on Makeup
It’s important to let your skin breathe in the summertime. That means wearing less makeup on your face. You may want to consider changing your skin care routine to match the warmer weather as well. The heavy creams and thick products in the colder months should be cycled out for lighter products that help your skin feel refreshed.
Use Sunscreen When You’re Outdoors
This cannot be stressed enough. Be sure to use sunscreen whenever you go outdoors. The sun may feel great, but over time it can do a lot of damage. An SPF 30 should be sufficient for most people. Be sure to use a sunscreen designed for the softer skin of the face, and to use regular sunscreen on the rest of your body.
Consider a Zinc Oxide Nosecoat
The iconic white nosecoat seen on the beach is a good option for extra protection on certain parts of your face. Using a little zinc oxide on the nose and cheekbones can protect you while you’re out at the beach, picnicking in the park, or going for a long hike.
Stay Hydrated and Properly Moisturized
Hydration is important at all times of the year, but especially the summer. As we sweat out in the heat, it’s important to replenish that moisture. Drink water throughout the day to quench your thirst. As for keeping your skin moisturized, consider light lotions that help your skin breathe.
Use an SPF Lip Balm
Your lips need moisture and sun protection too. Be sure to use a lip balm that helps soften your lips while providing some sun protection as well. This can make a major difference over the course of the entire summer.
Sunglasses Are Stylish UV Ray Protection
The UV rays of the sun can harm your eyes over time. The sun exposure increases your risk of developing cataracts, and can deepen the lines around the corners of the eyes as well. Wearing a pair of sunglasses can protect your vision as well as your looks.
Wear a Hat with a Brim
In addition to sunglasses, a hat with a brim is also helpful. Not only will the brim help shield your eyes from the sun, but it can also protect the forehead, nose, and cheeks from sun exposure as well.
What Else Can Be Done?
Since you’ve taken all of these practical steps for summer skin protection, you’ll be able to fight off signs of advanced age with ease. If you have a few lines and wrinkles that need treatment, we can help.
Our practice offers surgical facial rejuvenation options as well as non-surgical skin care procedures, and we’d be more than happy to discuss them with you during a visit.
Learn More About Common Sense Skin Care
If you live in the greater Dallas area and would like to learn more about looking great this summer and feeling great all year round, be sure to contact our cosmetic surgery and skin care center. Dr. Pin looks forward to your visit.