July is UV Safety Awareness Month, which is a perfect time for the Tampa Aesthetics experts and Florida physicians at Weight Success Centers to discuss sun safety and skincare solutions.
In the Sunshine State, prevention is the key to success. Patients come to our Florida healthcare centers for an array of medical and skincare services, but things heat up in the summer months as patients look for ways to combat the effects of sun damage. Consider these solutions for sun safety and healthy skin:
1. Choose the Right Products for Sunscreen Protection.
With rapid speed, UV light (ultraviolet) can damage your skin in as little as 15 minutes. A sunscreen with a high SPF (sun protection factor) is your best defense for exposed skin. Also, be sure to choose a sunscreen with “Broad Spectrum” on the label to protect against aging UVA rays and burning UVB rays.
2. Understand How to Apply and RE-Apply Sunblock.
Importantly, read the back of your sunblock label for proper application methods. Whether a cream or a spray, you will want to know how to apply, where to apply, where not to apply, and when to reapply.
3. Set Your Clock for Sunscreen with Water Resistance.
Also, take note of how swimming may affect your sunscreen’s effectiveness. Our experts recommend Alastin Broad Spectrum SPF 30 + Sunscreen, which can remain water-resistant for up to 80 minutes. Ask our Florida aesthetic experts for application tips and details about high-quality skincare products.
4. Shield Your Skin with a Hat or Clothing with UPF.
In Florida, many stores offer a wide array of sunhats, sun visors, safari hats, and sun-protective clothing. Depending on your style, choose an item that will serve as a lightweight shield for sensitive skin. For added protection, choose clothing with UPF (ultraviolet protection factor) to block ultraviolet rays.
5. Seek Shade and Stay Hydrated in Hot Environments.
Remember, prevention is key. Seek shaded areas, perhaps under a tree or umbrella when spending time outdoors. Remaining indoors during the sun’s peak hours is an obvious solution. Staying hydrated with at least 8 oz. of water every hour will also help your body maintain hydration in Florida’s hot sun.
6. Care for Your Skin with After-Sun Measures.
After a day in the sun, it is critical to care for your skin with high-quality cleansers, moisturizers, or medical-grade skincare products to prevent or treat signs of sun damage. After-sun solutions may also include applying 100% aloe vera or a natural healing gel to help re-hydrate your sun-kissed skin.
7. Reverse Signs of Damage with Professional Treatments.
Our aesthetics experts offer healing facials, masks, and peels to treat and reverse signs of aging, sunspots, and sun damage. We may recommend Dermaplane or a Jessner’s Peel depending on a person’s unique skin care needs. Contact us for a full evaluation and individualized skincare plan.
Do you have any unique ways to block harmful rays? Join the conversation on Weight Success Centers’ social media sites and find more great tips to share with your friends and families.