Sun Protection

IMG_3228Sun Protection… really …not a sexy subject but with the hot weather in Arizona right around the corner it’s something we will all be dealing with very soon. So for all you outdoor enthusiasts – walkers, hikers, bikers, swimmers, boaters, campers, and even for those who would rather stay in their air conditioned home, the sun and the 100-degree temperature is something we need to prepare for. It is so important to protect your skin from the UV rays which cause premature aging and the potential for skin cancer. As much as we all love the sun, sun overexposure ages our skin with wrinkles, sagging and brown spots. Daily use of a broad spectrum SPF of at least 30 or higher is the best defense.

Begin your ritual in the morning – after you cleanse and moisturize put on sunscreen. Don’t forget to put sunscreen on your hands and even your arms. Of course if you are going to be out by the pool or the beach, full body protection is essential. Make sure reapply every 2 to 3 hours!

Here at Blume Skin Centre we recommend Elta MD. It is a medically based product line that is fragrance-free, sensitivity-free, and paraben free. It contains zinc oxide a mineral compound to protect skin against UVA and UVB rays. Elta MD has a wide variety of products with SPF from 30 to 50, clear or tinted, oil free, and water resistant. Sun protection can also be fashionable. If you are looking for sun protection in a hat we carry the Sunday Afternoon line which is not only stylish but also practical depending on your outdoor activity. We carry many different styles and colors all with a SPF of 50. I have to say people love our hats and it is not unusual for our customers to buy more than one.

So when it comes to Sun protection…we have you covered…so to speak…our Elta MD sunscreen along with a fabulous hat will help keep your skin safe, protected and youthful.

Stop by our office today to browse our hats and sunscreen, all 20% off this month only!