Summer Skincare Essentials: The Best Sunscreen for Your Face & More

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With summer’s arrival, it’s essential to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays, which can lead to premature aging, sunburn, and even skin cancer.

The Modern Plastic Surgery & Medspa is here to help you maintain healthy, radiant skin. This blog post will explain how sunscreen protects your skin and recommend the best sunscreen for your face. We’ll discuss additional ways to safeguard your skin and treatments that can help reduce the signs of sun damage.

How Does Sunscreen Protect Your Skin?

Sunscreen acts as a protective barrier, shielding your skin from harmful UV rays. When applied correctly, sunscreen can significantly reduce the risk of sunburn and skin damage. Studies show that even one severe sunburn can increase the risk of skin cancer, so preventing sunburn is critical.

A sunscreen’s sun protection factor (SPF) measures its ability to prevent sunburn by blocking UVB rays. Choosing a sunscreen with a high SPF, preferably 30 or above, is crucial for effective protection. Additionally, look for a broad-spectrum sunscreen that shields your skin from both UVA and UVB rays. Apply sunscreen generously and reapply every 2 hours, especially if swimming or sweating.

What Is the Best Sunscreen for Your Face?

Selecting a sunscreen specifically formulated for delicate facial skin is a good idea. Look for a broad-spectrum sunscreen that offers long-lasting protection and is suitable for daily use. Mineral-based sunscreens using zinc oxide or titanium dioxide are often good choices for those with sensitive facial skin.

At The Modern Plastic Surgery & Medspa, we recommend and carry a line of sun protection products by SkinMedica®. These products provide optimal sun protection and offer additional benefits such as moisturization and antioxidant defense.

Can Sun-Damaged Skin be Repaired?

If you’ve noticed signs of sun damage, we have options to help repair and rejuvenate your skin, beginning with a VISIA® Skin Analysis. This advanced technology allows us to accurately assess your skin’s condition so that we can recommend the best products and treatments for your needs.

In addition to VISIA® Skin Analysis, our practice offers a range of advanced skincare products to help reverse the effects of sun damage. ALASTIN Skincare®, skinbetter science®, SkinMedica®, ZO® Skin Health, and Revision Skincare® are renowned brands that offer scientifically-backed products to improve the appearance and health of your skin. These products can reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and sunspots, restoring a more youthful complexion.

What Is the Best Laser Treatment for Sun Damage?

BroadBand Light (BBL®) and HALO® laser skin rejuvenation are 2 popular options for effectively treating sun damage.

BBL utilizes intense pulsed light to target specific skin concerns caused by sun damage, such as pigmentation irregularities and redness. HALO combines ablative and non-ablative wavelengths to provide customizable, comprehensive skin rejuvenation. It addresses sun damage and signs of aging, such as fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven texture, resulting in smoother, more youthful-looking skin. You can learn more about both treatments in our related blog post comparing the 2 options.

Besides Sunscreen, What Can I Do To Prevent Sun Damage?

In addition to applying sunscreen daily, wear protective clothing, hats, and sunglasses and seek shade during peak sun hours. By taking these simple steps, you can enjoy the summer months while keeping your skin healthy and beautiful.

Don’t wait until sun damage becomes a problem. Take proactive measures to protect your skin and address any current concerns.

Schedule a Consultation

At The Modern Plastic Surgery & Medspa, we understand the importance of sun protection and its impact on your skin’s health and appearance. From skincare products to advanced laser treatments, we’re here to help you achieve healthy, glowing skin. If you’d like to speak with us about your options, call our New Orleans, LA, office today at (504) 517-6200 or request a consultation.

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