Don’t jump into summer without the proper protection for your skin. You wouldn’t want to walk outside naked right?
Without the proper sun protection, that’s exactly what you’re doing. Remember the days of lifeguards with white noses? That is what most people picture in their heads when they hear the word zinc. Through science and technology, sun protection has come a long way. These particles are now smaller and able to absorb into the skin for physical protection. Words that are no longer on the bottles are Sun Block, Water Proof, and Sweat Proof. Those words have been replaced with Sunscreen and Water Resistant, often followed by 40 or 80 minutes. They should also say “Broad Spectrum”, meaning that they protect you from both UVA and UVB rays. All sunscreens need to be reapplied liberally within two hours of application. Sun protection that contains 7 to 9 percent zinc, or a zinc and titanium dioxide blend that totals over 10 percent is a better choice. Areas we don’t consider high risk are eyes and lips. This is where the most aggressive forms of skin cancers can develop. Some of the best sunscreens are at medical offices and medical spas, the Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Center of Texas carries sun protection from SkinCeuticals.
Protect your investment in yourself and don’t go outside naked.