The sun is a leading contributor to the early aging of your skin. Anti-aging cosmetic treatments are wildly popular with both men and women. You would almost have to be living under a rock (literally!) to be unaware of the importance of protecting your skin, but for many of us sunscreen and cover-ups are the start and end of skin protection. If you want to avoid hyper-pigmented spots, fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging, you’ll have to do a lot more than sunscreen and cover-ups! You may not think of your plastic surgeon, but the truth is that no one is better at analyzing your skin and determining what regimen and treatments will prevent signs of age, or restore a youthful appearance.
At Castellon Plastic Surgery Center, we understand the importance of beautiful skin and offer these tips for protecting your skin (don’t forget your hands!) from unnecessary sun damage this summer. We hope you incorporate these few simple tips and call us for a consultation and skin analysis.
- ROAD TRIP!: With the weather warming up, it’s a popular time to explore the open road! But you may not know that the sun can find you even with the windows rolled up, and you can still be exposed to harmful UV rays. Think about the exposure of your hands simply resting on the steering wheel or sun shining down through your sunroof on your arms and top of your head. Sun can cause damage all over your body, so be sure you use a sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher on your road trip to reduce your sun exposure.
- SO BRIGHT YOU GOTTA WEAR SHADES: Sunglasses are a must in Florida! Wearing sunglasses reduces the strain put on your eyes due to the intense light, and they also preserve your appearance by protecting the delicate skin around your eyes. The eyes are one of the most commonly treated areas in plastic surgery, when it comes to facial rejuvenation. Eye lid surgery and facelifts help reduce sagging and fine lines. Wearing sunglasses can help preserve the youthful glow of your eyes for as long as possible.
- DON’T SWEAT IT: When the weather is cooler, moisturizers help you combat the dryness of the season and promote healthy skin. On the flip side, when the weather warms back up, your skin can become overloaded with sweat leading to a build-up of natural oils in your skin. This can lead to blemishes and other skin issues. Washing your face regularly (2-3 times a day) is the best way to prevent these build-ups. You will still want to use a sunblock with a moisturizer to protect your skin, but being conscientious about cleansing your face will help prevent buildup. If you find that your skin needs a deep cleanse or needs more than cleanser, consider a chemical peel or hydrafacial to help remove the damaged skin layers revealing the healthy skin beneath.
Proper protection and skin care is always important, but it’s a top priority in Florida. Taking the right steps to care for your skin will ensure you stay looking your best. And remember, Castellon Plastic Surgery Center is always here to help if you need a little boost to reveal your inner beauty on the outside!