Spring is here and that means the warm, sunny days of summer and days at the beach or poolside will soon be upon us. Winter is over and it’s time to make a change in your skincare routine, especially if the last few months have been particularly harsh. Now is the time to begin thinking about skincare tips to enhance and protect your complexion and the overall health of your skin.
Sun Protection Is a Must
As wonderful as the sunshine feels on your skin, those rays can do extensive damage. The ultraviolet rays of the sun can cause premature wrinkling and aging, in addition to making you more susceptible to skin cancer. Always protect all parts of your skin that will be exposed to direct sunlight by wearing a skin protectant with a high SPF number.
While SPF creams are good protection against some ultraviolet (UV) rays, it’s still not enough to guard your skin all year round against long wave UVA rays and short wave UVB rays that can cause harm deep into the dermis, the thickest layer of skin. An SPF product doesn’t identify the levels of UVA/UVB protection provided. In order to obtain full solar radiation protection, one of the skincare tips that helps keep skin younger looking is to seek out products that contain titanium dioxide and/or zinc oxide. These minerals reflect light, and with an SPF of 35 or more, they offer full spectrum protection for your skin.
Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize!
Post-winter weather means no more dry heat in the home, giving your skin a chance to replenish months of lost moisture. Keeping aging skin hydrated while adding protection from UV rays with a high SPF lotion is a great way to keep wrinkles and lines at bay. Add some tint to that moisturizing cream and now you have a makeup, sun protectant, and moisturizer all in one. Take care of your fine facial skin by ensuring it’s kept hydrated, but keep in mind that you also want to guard against the sun and still add color to your complexion by using a tinted moisturizer.
Use a high-quality scrub to exfoliate the winter’s rough, dead layers of skin.Look for exfoliants with natural ingredients like sugars or with beta hydroxy acids. Follow up with a mild cleanser to remove the last traces of dead skin and grime. You can massage and exfoliate your skin at home using Supracor Exfoliators available at LaserMed Skin and Vein Clinic, located in Johns Creek and serving the Atlanta area, including Alpharetta, Milton, Roswell, and Cumming.
Dr. Jean Chapman at LaserMed Skin and Vein Clinic is an expert in the field of aesthetic medicine. She is highly experienced in the use of medical laser systems, chemical peels, and prescribing effective topical agents among many other techniques and procedures.
If you have any questions or concerns pertaining to your skin, please contact the friendly staff at LaserMed Skin and Vein Clinic, who can schedule an appointment for you with Dr. Jean Chapman.