Did you know that there are over five million reported cases of skin cancer diagnosed in the United States each year - making it the most common form of cancer in the country? But, with about 85 to 90 percent of these cases attributed to UV exposure, it is also highly preventable.
Skin Cancer Awareness Month may be wrapping up but with the peak of summer just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to remind our clients in California and Washington of the precautions they can take to keep their skin protected.
Summer Skin Care Tips
1. We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: always, always, always use sunscreen! Regardless of the activities you have planned, don’t rely on your SPF-fortified makeup to do the job. We recommend healthy, even coverage with a broad-spectrum product (that means it protects against both UVA and UVB rays) that has an SPF of at least 30. Put it on in the mornings after your moisturizer and be sure to apply it to every bit of exposed skin. Even on cloudy days, up to 80 percent of rays can reach your skin, so use your SPF every time you leave the house.
2. Minimize sun exposure. Don’t spend too much time lounging in the sun. Limit your exposure to UV rays by sitting in the shade, wearing a hat and/or cover up, and using an umbrella at the beach.
3. Stay hydrated. Drink lots of water when you’re in the sun. We also recommend using a hydrator on your skin to help it retain moisture and taking a cool shower after you’ve been in the sun.
Our SPF Recommendations
The best SPF can vary from person to person but we have a few personal favorites at SkinSpirit. We love Jan Marini Physical Protectant, Colorescience sunscreen brush, and SkinMedica Essential Defense to name a few.
For more information on choosing the best sunscreen for your face, check out our blog.
Get Customized Summer Skin Care Advice in the Bay Area or Washington
If you’re located in the Bay or Oakland areas or in Washington, we’d love to have you in for a complimentary skin care consultation. Our experts can provide you with the best summer skin care recommendations for your skin type, concerns, and goals. We offer a broad range of top brand SPF products and treatments to help your skin stay healthy and hydrated throughout the summer months.
Want to buy an SPF online? Check out our online store for a selection of top sun protection products.