Sun Protection Tips from Eve
The warmth of the sun feels good but it can be damaging to your skin in the long run. The sun’s UV light breaks down elastin fibers in the skin causing premature wrinkles, hyperpigmentation (age spots) and increased risk of skin cancer. To protect your skin from sun damage, follow these simple skin prevention tips.
- Always use a broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen daily sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher with key ingredients zinc oxide or titanium oxide or both for best protection. When used on your face, ask for sunscreen with a tint that matches your skin undertones (cool or warm) to minimize white-pasty appearance. Apply it over other skin products (toners & moisturizers) but under makeup/foundation. When planning prolonged outdoor activities, use a water-resistant sunscreen with 30 SPF or higher. Reapply every two hours or immediately after swimming or excessive sweating.
- Seek shaded areas, especially between 10 AM and 4 PM.
- Cover up with light material clothing including broad-brimmed hat and UV-blocking sunglasses.
- Avoid tanning and UV tanning beds.
- Examine your skinhead-to-toe every for new and usual skin changes. Check them out with a skin professional before they can become serious.
- See your physician every yearfor a head-to-toe professional skin exam.
- Moisturize your entire body and face after showering to hydrate your skin.