As the ozone layer of our earth continues to deplete over time, the sun’s UV rays have increased access to our bodies. Not only is the sun strong on those hot and sunny summer days, but it is ever shining on those cloudy winter days as well. Whether we know it or not, the sun affects us pretty much year-round, which is why sunscreen has become increasingly important to our daily skincare regimen. The sun can cause a lot of damage to the skin when we don’t use sunscreen. Here are some of the consequences that can result from too much sun exposure.
Skin Cancer
In the United States, skin cancer is one of the most common types of cancer today, with 90% of nonmelanoma skin cancers being from the sun! UV radiation causes abnormal skin cells to grow uncontrollably, but with proper sunscreen use, these UV rays can be blocked. Make sure to apply sunscreen carefully and reapply it frequently to protect yourself fully from the sun, no matter where you live and what season it is.
Scarring and Brown Spots
Wearing sunscreen protects your skin’s even complexion, because the sun will darken any preexisting scars by producing melanin. Sunscreen prevents your skin from developing brown spots as well. To keep your skin looking even and clean, keep it fully protected with high SPF sunscreen always.
Aging and Wrinkles
Along with scarring and dark spots, the sun causes skin to age quicker by making it leathery and causing wrinkles to develop. If you want your skin to look youthful over the long term, keep it out of the sun as much as possible and wear sunscreen whenever sun exposure is necessary. Ask any older adult with good skin how they achieved their beautiful skin, and sunscreen will be their main secret.
At Associated Plastic Surgeons, we sell a variety of different skincare products that will keep your skin protected from the sun throughout the year. Here’s a closer look at our top marketed brands.
APS Signature Skin Care
APS has an entire line of signature skin care, which is sold exclusively by physicians. These products specifically address problems such as aging, fine lines, wrinkles, brown spots, texture, tone, and other issues that can be caused by sun damage and too much exposure to the sun over time. Consult with our estheticians on which products by APS are right for you to both correct and protect you from the sun.
Clear Defense SPF 45
This sunscreen contains a blend of ingredients to help protect your skin against sun damage and premature aging. One of the active ingredients is a high level of Niacinamide. It protects against UVA, UVB, and infrared rays while restoring a young complexion simultaneously.
ZO Skin Care
ZO Skin Health and ZO Medical treatments work together to address many issues including skin damage from the sun. They have many products in their skin care line that can be helpful for correcting brown spots and aging from sun exposure as well as protecting against future sun damage.
HydroTint SPF 36 (Tinted Sunscreen)
HydroTint is the only tinted sunscreen we sell, which makes it a great option to wear all day long, no matter what the weather is or the occasion. This product makes it easy to protect yourself day in and day out without second thought.
Omni Bioceutical Innovations
This skincare line works from the molecular level and is dermatologist tested to help with many skin issues ranging from acne to sun damage to wrinkles. Omni provides great options for protection against sun exposure. Both sunscreen and wrinkle creams are available.
Other options for sun damage protection and correction sold at Associated Plastic Surgeons include the Primer/SPF 30, the Smart Tone SPF 50, the Daily Sheer, the Alastin Skincare line, and more. With so many options available, there really is no excuse as to why you’re not protecting your skin every single day from exposure to the sun. Keep your skin healthy and looking youthful. Don’t take the risk.
Whether you’re looking to discuss skincare options for ways to prevent further damage, correct minor skin concerns, or schedule a more significant medical skin procedure, our physicians are here for you at Associated Plastic Surgeons. Contact us today to set up a consultation and we will be happy to help you with whatever questions and concerns you may have. There is no problem too big or too small for us to address.