WHY IS SUNSCREEN SO IMPORTANT?

May 21st, 2019BlogNo Comments »

Is SPF that important? Even in places like Canada? In simplest terms, YES! The sun is still extremely powerful and can cause DNA damage, even on cloudy days.

SPF (sun protection factor) is what sunscreen is all about. It protects your DNA from both indirect and direct damage inflicted by the sun’s powerful rays. UVA and UVB rays are the two culprits. UVA = associated with indirect DNA damage, premature skin aging, fine lines, wrinkles, sun spots, beam lines. This indirect DNA damage is long-term in onset.

UVB = associated with the sunburn and tan most of us have on top of our priority list when going on vacation (guilty)..

FAST FACTS

  • All ages, genders and skin types should have sunscreen application & reapplication in their daily routine.
  • Broad-spectrum protection is key: ​ Both UVA and UVB rays are carcinogens (cancer-causing) so you want protection against both types!
  • Sunscreen can help the skin maintain a more even skin tone.
  • You will not be able to do certain laser treatments while tanned, such as Sublime and Sublative eTwo.
  • Apply 1.0 ounce (enough to fill a shot glass) to all exposed areas of your skin 15 – 30 minutes before going outside. Don’t skip your scalp, ears, and feet, which are all susceptible to both sunburn and skin cancer. Reapply every two hours or after perspiring or swimming.
  • E​ven on cloudy days, 80% of ultraviolet rays can penetrate cloud coverage.

LMC is proud to offer Vivier SkinCare at our clinic location and for good reason. Viver manufactures and markets premium pharmaceutical skin care products that are proven to prepare, target, moisturize and protect your skin. Check out their products here

 

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