Summer is just around the corner, and while we’re all excited about fun in the sun, it’s important to remember that prolonged sun exposure can damage our skin. At Belladerm MedSpa, we’re passionate about helping you achieve radiant, healthy skin while staying sun-safe. Follow along as we share our top tips for incorporating sun protection into your beauty and skincare routine.

Start with Sunscreen as Your Base

Just like you wouldn’t build a house without a solid foundation, you shouldn’t start your skincare routine without applying sunscreen. Choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher and apply it generously to your face, neck, and any other exposed areas of skin. Reapply every two hours, especially if you’re spending time outdoors.

Opt for Sun-Safe Beauty Products

When selecting beauty products such as moisturizers, foundations, and lip balms, look for formulations that offer built-in sun protection. Many cosmetics now come with added SPF, providing an extra layer of defense against harmful UV rays. Remember, sunscreen in your makeup is not a replacement for standalone sunscreen, but it can offer added protection throughout the day. Belladerm MedSpa offers a variety of tinted sunscreen options that can even replace your foundation, such as Revision’s Intellishade or Colorescience’s Flex sunscreen.

Seek Shade and Wear Protective Clothing

While sunscreen is essential, it’s not the only line of defense against UV damage. Whenever possible, seek shade during peak sun hours (typically between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.) to reduce your overall sun exposure. Additionally, wearing protective clothing such as wide-brimmed hats, sunglasses, and lightweight, long-sleeved shirts can help shield your skin from the sun’s rays.

Stay Hydrated and Nourish Your Skin

Hydrated skin is healthy skin, so be sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day to keep your skin hydrated from the inside out. Incorporate hydrating skincare products into your routine, such as serums, moisturizers, and masks formulated with ingredients like hyaluronic acid and Vitamin E to replenish moisture and nourish your skin.

Schedule Regular Skin Checkups

Finally, don’t neglect your skin health. Schedule regular skin checkups with a dermatologist to monitor for any changes or abnormalities that could indicate skin cancer or other skin conditions. Early detection is key to successful treatment, so make sure to prioritize your skin health year-round.

Don’t miss our special promotion for Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Throughout May, Belladerm MedSpa is offering 15% off all sunscreen products. Visit our online store to shop our selection of sunscreens and other skincare essentials.

For more information on skin cancer prevention and sun safety tips, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.

Stay sun-safe and glowing!