Spending time in the sun can have its benefits, but too much sun exposure can lead to sun damage. If left unaddressed, this damage could even lead to skin cancer. It’s important for you to take measures to protect your skin on a daily basis.
You’ve probably heard it plenty of times before, but the best thing you can do is use sunscreen. In fact, you should be using sunscreen every day and this includes days when it’s overcast. The harmful UV rays can still cut through the clouds and affect your skin. You should put on sunscreen every morning before you go out and reapply as needed throughout the day. The most effective way to apply your sunscreen is using it as the last step in your skincare routine, before applying makeup. Makeup containing sunscreen isn’t enough! You would have to apply 6 times the normal amount of makeup to get the SPF benefits. Femme Moderne Center for Aesthetics has medical-grade sunscreens for every skin type and lifestyle. Let our Master Estheticians help you find the best SPF for you!
Another way to protect your skin is to keep it covered. You should make sure to prioritize the parts of your body that are most vulnerable to sun damage. These areas include the face, shoulders, chest, back, and even the backs of your hands. To protect your face, consider wearing hats with wide brims that cover your face as well as large sunglasses. To protect the rest of your body, wear clothes that cover your back, chest, and shoulders as often as possible. If the weather allows, you might also consider wearing long sleeves and long pants. On days when you aren’t able to cover up, make sure you’re applying sunscreen.
Correcting Sun Damage
If you’ve already had your share of sun exposure, and it is starting to show in your skin tone and texture, don’t be discouraged! Regular chemical peels and laser skin rejuvenation procedures at Femme Moderne can help undo years of sun damage in a short amount of time!
Regular skin care is important. Click here to learn more about how Femme Moderne can help you on your skin care journey.