The skin is the body's largest organ. It protects against heat, sunlight,
injury and infection. Yet, we don't always consider the necessity
of protecting it well. Damage caused by the sun has become very evident
over the years, supported by several studies linking exposure with skin
cancer and aging. At Chicago Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology we recommend
these simple, everyday steps to safeguard your skin from the harmful effects
of the sun.
Stay out of the sun, especially when UV rays are their strongest between
10am to 4pm. Seek shade, or make your own with a wide brimmed hat, to
ensure the least amount of harmful UV radiation exposure.
Dermatologists divide sunscreens into two categories: physical and chemical.
Physical sunscreen, like E aMD UV Physical Broad-Spectrum SPF 41, son
top of the skin's surface and work by deflecting UV rays. Chemical
EltaMD UV Daily SPF 40, sink into skin's top layer and absorb UV rays. Be sure to apply to
exposed skin at least 20 minutes before going outside.
If a sunscreen is labeled as “water-resistant,” it must reapplied
every two hours, even on cloudy days, and after swimming or sweating.
We recommend Colorscience Sunforgettable® Mineral Brush SPF 50 , a
sunscreen. Easy to reapply with sheer, natural-looking coverage.
Check back next week for more tips on keeping your skin healthy this summer!
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245-9965 to schedule your consultation today!