Spring is almost here, and that means glorious, warm weather. After a long, cold winter, it can be tempting to let go and enjoy the sunlight, so go for it! But, don’t forget that sun damage can be one of the most harmful factors to your skin in the long term, so here are some tips from CosmedicDerm to get the best out of your springtime fun.
Don’t Skip the SPF
This is one of the most important steps you’ll need to take this spring and summer. It can be easy to forget or think that you’ll just be outside for a little bit. But even this can be damaging to your skin— the sun emits UV rays constantly (many winter skiers often experience sunburn). Normal, routine wear of sunscreen is one of the best ways to achieve young, healthy skin in the long term. We offer high-quality sunscreen with organic antioxidants to make sure your skin stays clear and undamaged.
Once winter has passed, it’s especially important to begin repairing the damage that dry, cold weather can do to your skin (especially to the hands and face, which are usually exposed to the elements). Not only will a good moisturizer used regularly give your skin a soft feel and radiant glow, it will keep it elastic and youthful in the long run. If you’re going to show off some skin once the warm weather hits, make sure it’s well-moisturized.
Along with sunscreen, this can be one of the best ways to avoid sun damage and sunburn if you’re going to be active outside for long periods of time. It might be hot, but wearing light clothing that covers your skin and face (don’t forget your eyes, too!) helps prevent UV rays from reaching your skin, which can cause damage to the cells and cancerous activity, in some cases. If you notice any changes in spots or moles on your skin, be sure to contact us for a screening.
Most importantly, don’t forget to enjoy your springtime, and if you have any questions or concerns about skincare during the sunny weather, don’t hesitate to contact our office.