Getting out into the sun and enjoying the warmer weather is a great way to stay healthy and feel refreshed. LA has an abundance of gorgeous beaches, including the Santa Monica Pier, and let’s not forget the natural splendor of the hiking trails in the Santa Monica Mountains and the beauty of the Virginia Robinson Gardens. While you're being active outdoors, protecting your skin from the sun's rays is a must. UVA rays are notorious for aging the skin and causing sun damage. To prevent skin woes like brown spots and uneven skin tone while basking in the sun, follow these sun protection tips.
Wearing sunscreen year-round is important since the weather doesn't impede the sun's damaging ionizing radiation. Choose a physical sunscreen with zinc oxide or titanium dioxide that will stay on the surface of your skin as opposed to a chemical sunscreen that will absorb into your body and possibly act as an endocrine disruptor.
Wide-brimmed hats and clothes with integrated UV-blocking fabrics work well at combating sun damage, especially when combined with the usage of a good sunscreen. Whether you're lounging by the pool or heading to the beach, don't forget to bring along your biggest and best hat.
Remember to take breaks under an umbrella, large tree or other shaded area while spending time outside. Not only will it help block the sun's rays, but this is also a good way to prevent dehydration and heat exhaustion.
There's a chance that even if you follow these sun-protection tips, you may still develop spots and hyperpigmentation in spite of your efforts. Fortunately, several cosmetic procedures can help renew your skin and reverse the sun's damage.
Some topical skin care products are aimed at treating hyperpigmentation, but you should be wary of the type of ingredients these products contain and make sure they don’t worsen the problem, causing uneven pigmentation. We highly recommend receiving guidance from a licensed aesthetician or dermatologist on the best skin lightening products to use for your skin color and type.
Intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy, also known as the PhotoFacial, treats sun damage and other problems such as redness and stretch marks. You may see results in as little as one session, and this is an effective treatment to get rid of hyperpigmentation all over the body.
The Clear & Brilliant Laser is a gentle way to stimulate collagen production and improve your skin tone and texture. Dermal rollers are used in combination with the laser to increase the procedure's effectiveness. It's excellent at fighting sun damage and signs of aging and takes just a few treatments to see results.
Lasky Aesthetics and Laser Center is a world-class facility that offers nonsurgical cosmetic solutions. Our team of professionals are skilled experts who create personalized treatment plans for you. If you're seeking aesthetic procedures to combat sun damage, contact us for a consultation today!