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What are you doing to protect your skin from sun damage this summer?

 

Summer is here, which means more time outdoors enjoying the warmth while it lasts. With the heat comes the sun though. Sun damage is one of the most common skin issues and can have serious consequences such as skin cancer. Here are a few ways to protect your skin this summer and fight against sun damage!

 

Wear Sunscreen

Everyone should apply sunscreen daily, no matter what time of year it is. Having sunblock on is even more important in the summer months when people are outside more though. Make sure you incorporate a strong sunscreen into your skincare routine.  They make tons of amazing ones that go on lightly under makeup, providing you protection without the heaviness or greasiness.

 

Use Physical Barriers

In addition to wearing sunblock, it’s a good idea to use physical barriers to prevent the sun from damaging your skin whenever possible. That means using hats, lightweight long-sleeved pants and shirts, and umbrellas. Try to stand in the shade whenever possible as well. Physical barriers will help protect your skin from harmful UV rays and keep it from burning.

 

Stay Healthy

Have you noticed how your skin responds to your diet and lifestyle? Our skin does better when we eat healthier, stay hydrated, and keep our body fit. Taking care of your health will keep your skin strong, which will help in fighting against sun damage.

 

Get Regular Checks

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, and 90% of cases are due to sun exposure. While this is the most prevalent type of cancer, it’s also the easiest to prevent. In addition to sun protection, you should also regularly visit a professional to get your skin checked out. That way they can spot if anything is wrong before it becomes something more serious.

 

Invest in Sun Damage Treatments

Sun damage can cause a number of skin issues such as hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, dry skin. At AFYA, we offer a number of amazing treatments that can be used to address sun-damaged skin. The most common treatments for this include IPL Photo Rejuvenation, MicroPen Microneedling, Fractora, and Chemical Peels.

 

Interested in treating your sun-damaged skin? Contact us today and book a complimentary skin consultation!

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