With the summer officially here, many people have something pretty specific on their minds when it comes to their skin. It’s time to make it darker! You see, the summertime and tanning pretty much go hand in hand. There are few things more satisfying and enjoyable to people than laying out in the sun with a cold drink in order to relax and catch some rays. Yes, people actually say “catch some rays” as if it’s a good thing!
And while a golden brown tan is something that is rarely ever frowned upon, it’s still something to beware of. Catching rays, as it were, is a pretty dangerous practice. The more you expose your skin to the sun’s harmful UV rays, the more potential you have to seriously damage it. A golden brown tan may look good now, but wrinkly, damaged skin could become a major part of your future if you don’t play it safe.
So what are some ways to play it safe? Well the first thing that is important to remember is that sun exposure is fine – in moderation. Because it’s a key source of Vitamin D, it’s never going to be recommended that you stay out of the sun permanently. However, it is often suggested that you limit your sun exposure to no more than fifteen minutes. And we all know that fans of tanning like to lie in the sun for longer than that!
As well, it is advised that you avoid the sun during the times of the day when the sun is at its harshest – that would be between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. It is within these hours that the sun’s rays have the ability to do its worst damage. And the last thing you want, following a summer of fun, is the risk of melanoma, which is a deadly skin cancer. If you’re lucky, you can avoid cancer altogether.
Although it shouldn’t have to be mentioned, it’s important to remember to wear sunscreen when you are out in the sun. It’s not all about having a high SPF number either. You’ll want to find a sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB rays. But what if your skin becomes damaged? Thankfully, when all else fails, there are some solutions that can help to restore your skin.
Medique Peel. This is a facial peel this is often used to treat patients who suffer from cystic acne. And while this is considered a mild chemical peel, it is also known to repair sun damage. It also works to smooth out rough and discoloured skin, diminish fine lines and wrinkles and brighten up dry and drab skin. If your skin has become damaged, the Medique Peel may be the ideal solution to restore some of its lost vibrancy.
PCA Peel. This facial peel is widely known for making people look as if they have shaved years off their lives – in the good way. In other words, a younger, fresher look is what the PCA Peel is able to accomplish through a technology that treats skin conditions caused by aging, acne and scarring. Your peel can be specifically catered to your skin type and its condition so that you get the best results possible.
Microdermabrasion. This is yet another excellent option for bringing back the fresh and youthful appearance of your skin. It gently, yet effectively removes layers of your dead and dry skin cells so that your glowing skin underneath has the opportunity to shine through. Microdermabrasion is also well known for treating sun damage, as well as acne. For more information on this and other chemical peels, please call the Aurora Medical Laser & Vein Centre at 403-358-5818.
Let’s save your skin this summer!