Loving and caring for your skin in summer
Don’t you just love the summer and all that glorious sunshine? However, while you are out in the sun, you should be mindful of the damage the harsh summer sun can inflict on your skin, especially in sun-drenched California. How do you ensure that you stay safe while enjoying yourself?
The most important tool in your summer arsenal is sunscreen. It decreases the amount of skin harmful UVA and UVB rays absorbed by your skin and offers protection against skin cancers too. Make sure you use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF above 30 every day, especially before you head out the door. Additionally, if you’re going in the water or sweating the sunscreen should be water resistant up to 40 or 80 minutes.
Hydration is an absolute must in a summer skincare routine. A high-quality moisturizer will act as a barrier to keep the skin well-hydrated, soft, and supple. Preventing skin dehydration is vital at this time of the year. Consumption of plenty of liquids and a good diet are also necessary for hydrating and nourishing the skin from within.
Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Amanda Lloyd offers many effective summer skincare solutions for the residents of Encinitas, CA. She uses lasers and other light-based therapies like Fraxel and Fraxel Dual, Laser Genesis, ExcelV, Clear and Brilliant and Clear and Brilliant Permea to improve the appearance of sun-damaged skin, minimizing spots with no pain and little to no downtime. Neuromodulators like Botox and Jeuveau and other injectables can reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the skin, caused as a result of sun damage.
Please email [email protected] or call (760) 642-6674 to book your appointment with Dr. Amanda Lloyd of Skin and Vein Institute for any skin-related advice.