Warmer weather typically means more time outdoors, making it the perfect time to reassess your skincare and sun protection routine. In addition to the common sunburn, the sun’s UV rays can damage your skin in the form of dryness, aging, and unfortunately, skin cancer. However, if you pay attention to your skin and make an effective skincare system routine, you can greatly minimize sun-induced damage and potentially prevent skin cancer.
Here’s what you can do to protect your body’s largest organ, the skin, and keep it safe from the sun!
DAILY HOME SKIN CARE FOR SKIN CANCER PREVENTION
Over time, maintaining an at-home skin care routine can make a huge difference in the appearance and health of your skin. Certain products can even repair your skin and prevent it from future harm. At Precision Fitness and Medical Spa, we carry a variety of pharmaceutical grade skincare to help you stay protected. Our newest addition is the Revision Intellishade with an SPF of 45!
CHECK YOURSELF FOR SUN DAMAGE AND SIGNS OF CANCER
Some effects of sun damage are visible, like sunburns, sunspots, fine lines and wrinkles. Others are invisible. The danger of UV rays lies in their ability to make mutations to a skin cell’s DNA, particularly when it comes to skin cancer.
Skin cancer is the most common cancer diagnosis, but also the most preventable cancer. When caught and treated early, skin cancers are highly curable. The best chance to see changes in your skin is by examining your skin head-to-toe every month.
Although the primary concern of sun damage is the threat it poses to your health, you may want to reverse the signs of sun damage for aesthetic reasons. With so many treatment options available to help improve skin health after sun exposure, evaluating which treatment is best can be confusing. At PFMS, our team of professionals will help you with a treatment plan that includes skincare, Laser Rejuvenation, Microneedling, and Chemical Peels. Realistically, the best choice for treating sun damage depends on many variables, including the extent of the damage, skin type, how many treatments you have time for, downtime, budget, and more.
In addition to med spa treatments, you can use at-home antioxidant serums to reverse the signs of sun damage. Studies have shown that adding anti-inflammatory antioxidants to your skincare regimen can protect the skin by limiting free-radical production and repairing the skin from oxidative stress.