The best way to combat premature aging is to take preventative measures. We find that the simplest way to do this is to wear your SPF. Now, you may be rolling your eyes, but wearing daily sunscreen is the most cost-effective way to prevent sun damage, prevent premature wrinkles and most-importantly it helps with preserving your skin’s overall health. Keep in mind, wearing sunscreen is not just for the face, it is also important to cover other areas of the body that are exposed to the sun on a consistent basis like your hands, arms, neck, chest, back of the ears, etc.
If you’re not consistent with your sunscreen, here are some hot takes that you need to know:
- Wearing sunscreen should not be reserved for outdoor activities only. Exposure to the sun and free-radicals are experienced on a daily basis. Even blue light from televisions, cell phones and computers cause damage to the skin. Wear it everyday and re-apply accordingly based on the activity!
- Wearing an SPF 30 is not enough protection. It just isn’t. Sunscreen is most effective with an SPF 50 and higher.
- Mineral sunscreen or “physical sunscreen” is better for you than chemical sunscreen.
- If there is an SPF in your makeup or moisturizer – is it not enough protection against sun damage.
If you’re asking yourself where you should start with your sunscreen, we highly recommend the SkinBetter brand. SkinBetter has their line of sunscreen products in their SunBetter suite that include an SPF compact, SPF 56 stick and two cream SPF moisturizers (tinted and non-tinted) that are SPF 75 and SPF 70 respectively.
Pick up your SPF in our clinic or easily shop the products through our “Physician Store” portal on our website!