Most people are aware that sunscreen is used to protect you from the harmful effects of the sun. People often use sunscreen during the summer months or when they are outside for any extended period of time. But what about the rest of the year? Or if you mainly stay indoors? Should you still be wearing sunscreen every minute of every day?
In this blog, we’ll discuss when to wear sunscreen, why it’s important to wear it, ways to correct skin damage already done by the sun, and products you can use to protect it in the future. At M Spa Face & Body, two highly experienced and licensed medical providers Shauna McLaughin, PA-C, and Deborah Miller, MD, offer services to help correct skin damage done by the sun and offer products to help protect your skin in from future damage.
Why Should You Wear Sunscreen?
Spending time outside is healthy and can help you get the vitamin D that you need to stay healthy and happy. But too much unprotected time in the sun can cause noticeable changes to the skin like wrinkles, age spots, and a blotchy complexion. Not to mention that unprotected sun exposure can also increase your risk of skin cancer.
By applying sunscreen, you can fight off premature signs of aging and protect yourself from developing skin cancer.
Should You Wear Sunscreen Every day?
You may not realize it, but sun damage adds up over the years. Even if you don’t spend a lot of time outside, you are constantly being exposed to UV radiation—even on cloudy days and through windows. This exposure accumulates and can increase your risk of developing skin cancer and damage over time.
Wearing sunscreen daily on exposed skin, like your face, ears, neck, and chest, is one of the greatest ways to protect yourself against harmful sun rays, both seen and unseen. Rain or shine, inside or outside, and through every season of the year, apply your sunscreen liberally every day, possibly multiple times a day if necessary.
How To Reverse Signs of Sun Damage?
At M Spa Face & Body, our experts offer skin treatments to help reverse signs of aging and damage done by unprotected sun exposure, including:
Lightpod Neo Laser: Sunspots and hyperpigmentation are commonly caused by UV damage to the skin. The UV light causes certain cells to make too much pigment, resulting in brown spots on the skin. The Lightpod Neo’s micropulsed laser can target the pigments that cause sunspots and hyperpigmentation, breaking them apart and allowing them to be reabsorbed into the skin for smoother, more even skin tone.
WiQO PRX-T33 Facial: This new treatment is an advancement on the traditional chemical peel. It involved 33% TCA and hydrogen peroxide with zero peeling afterward. It is safe for all skin types and can help to improve the quality, texture, and appearance of the skin without having to sacrifice your time to recover.
We also offer the Elta MD Sunscreen to patients looking for a doctor-recommended sunscreen to protect their skin from skin cancer and early signs of aging.
Learn More About Protecting Your Skin and Improving Your Skin By Scheduling Your Consultation At M Spa Face & Body
Protecting yourself from harmful ultraviolet rays should always be your priority. It may seem like an inconvenience to worry about your exposure to the sun every day, but in the long run it will all be completely worth it. We invite you to learn more about sun protection from our team of certified experts.