Protect Your Skin from Sun Damage

With Summer Fun Comes Unwanted Risks

Another summer is quickly approaching, but all the fun poolside days and time spent outside soaking up the summer sun comes with a risk: sun damage and skin cancer. We all want that healthy, sun-kissed glow, but it is so important to put your health first and realize that over exposure to UV rays is dangerous. Even if you’re not getting your tan on outside, you may be achieving that bronzed look by hitting the tanning beds.

According to the American Cancer Foundation, tanning beds are a $5 million a year industry. Unfortunately, it’s an industry that is making a huge profit at the expense of your skin, and in some cases, your life. Did you know that if you use a tanning bed before the age of 35, you are increasing your risk of melanoma by 75%? Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer, and just by using a tanning bed one time, you are playing a dangerous game with your health.

Preventing Sun Damage and Skin Cancer

Being healthy and happy is always more beautiful than damaging your skin just to achieve a tan look. Always wear and reapply sunscreen whenever you will be exposed to the sun for more than a few minutes. By adding this simple step to your daily beauty routine, you are not only protecting your health, but also ensuring that your skin will age well and that you will avoid those pesky wrinkles for as long as possible.

Healthy Summer Glowing SkinMakeup

Your choice of makeup can also have a huge effect on your skin’s health. At Summit Skin & Vein Care, we proudly showcase our collection of Jane Iredale Mineral Makeup. Jane’s products are healthy for your skin. They are made from 100% minerals, and are paraben free. These products help your skin achieve a glowing and beautiful complexion without the harmful rays of the sun. In addition, they are natural sunscreens. The minerals in the makeup provide broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection as high as SPF 20! Plus, they are water resistant, so a dip in the pool won’t ruin your look.

Exciting New Products

If you thought Jane Iredale’s Mineral Makeup couldn’t get any better, think again. We proudly present some of Jane’s new products just in time for summer. For your new go-to moisturizing and broad spectrum protective lip balm, check out LipDrink in two new shades: Buff, and Crush. And what about some help achieving that summer glow without the sun damage? Golden Shimmer Face & Body lotion is the product for you. After being such a hit last summer, Jane’s team has brought it back for round two.

To learn more about these fabulous products, and to learn more about protecting your skin from sun damage, call (816) 533-4398 today!

Sun Damage: Why You Should Always Wear Sunscreen

The winter is over, and the sun has rarely been more welcome. Most people are anxious to get outside, which means this is the perfect time to provide a reminder about the importance of sunscreen. Skin damage is a serious matter. When you choose to go without sunscreen, you’re leaving yourself vulnerable to skin damage that ranges from spots, lines and wrinkles up to skin cancer. However, when wearing sunscreen is turned into a habit, it’s possible to minimize the effects of skin damage to achieve healthier, younger looking skin.Woman using suncream

Is It Too Late to Reverse Skin Damage?

Most people can look back and recall the long, sunny days of their youth when wearing sunscreen was never even considered. Some of the skin damage from that time may be starting to show now. While it’s easy to think that the skin damage received from years of going without sunscreen can’t be reversed, it’s not necessarily true. If you approach it the right way, it may be possible to minimize the effects of earlier skin damage.

Exfoliate for Success

Exfoliation is a wonderful way to get rid of the outer surface of damaged cells. Using the right chemical, you’ll be able to reveal a smoother, more uniform layer of skin. Look for an exfoliant that contains glycolic acid, which effectively dissolves dead cells to get rid of skin damage.

Lighten Brown Spots

Another sure sign of skin that’s gone for too long without sunscreen is brown spots. Fortunately, these can be lightened with a hydroquinone treatment that can be gotten over the counter or in stronger dosages from a dermatologist. These products are a gentle, effective way to reverse skin damage.

Use Sunscreen

Every time you venture outdoors, make certain to use that sunscreen. Remember that the sun’s harmful rays can get to your skin even on overcast days, so always be prepared with sunscreen. Don’t forget to stock up on lip balm with sunscreen too.

Throughout May, sunscreen is buy one get one half off! Click here to learn more about all of  Summit Skin and Vein Care’s specials.

For more information about sun damage and sunscreen, please contact Summit Skin and Vein Care today at (816) 533-4398.

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