Skin & Summer Sun
Who doesn’t love summer. Trips to the beach, boating and cookouts. Time to spend enjoying family and friends while enjoying the outdoors. While it can be the healer of moods, summer sun wreaks havoc on our skin. If we don’t take the necessary steps to change our habits and skincare routine we can expect to age prematurely at a very rapid pace. Especially here in Florida where it seems summer lasts ten months a year.
Summer is about heat and sunshine. Understanding summer heat and it’s effect on our skin is just as essential as knowing the dangers of summer’s sun. When it gets hot outdoors, and we’re not cooling off in air conditioning, we are subject to side effects unless we take the necessary precautions. Heat causes excessive sweating, which in turn releases chloride and sodium on the skin. Are you an acne sufferer? Sadly, sweat is your enemy! Acne becomes even more inflamed and infected from sweat and can double on your face and body. If you suffer from any skin condition at all, controlling body heat is essential to prevent or control your condition.
You don’t have acne or any other skin condition? Unfortunately for you it’s still easy to develop a rash of itchy and uncomfortable whiteheads. Heat raises the bacteria level in our core, and unless it’s very dry outside, sweating doesn’t cool the body down very well. Sweat cannot evaporate in humidity, and sweat that cannot evaporate raises bacteria levels, which leads to infection. Remember, excessive heat causes inflammation in our skin and organs. Drinking plenty of water and knowing when to get out of the heat will be your only prevention from ailments that range from heat rashes and skin infections to heat stroke. Consider heat the breeding ground where bacteria can grow.
Although the summer sun creates heat for happy days ahead, the sun’s ultraviolet rays, UVA and UVB, cause premature aging and skin cancer. Reminder: you’re still getting sun on a cloudy day! At the very least, the sun causes the skin to change color temporarily. Occasionally you may experience a tan or a burn that turns your skin into a blotchy mess better known as hyper-pigmentation. (Those dark patches that don’t belong on your cheeks, the age spots, and the freckles you didn’t inherit!) We all make mistakes, and yes, there are solutions to even the most stubborn sunshine side effects. With the advent of new skin care therapies, we can reverse most pigmentation. However, even if you’ve reversed some of the effects of aging on the skin, you still have to take precautionary measures against the sun.
So what can we at Bella Viságe do to help.
Education! Come in and let our Aestheticians and Nurse Practioners give you a free consultation.
Good quality skincare. We carry the best products available and can train you on the proper way to care for your skin
Good mineral based makeup. The less make up the better. Using a high quality line of makeup will provide long-term improvements in your skins health.
High-end medical spa treatments. We offer multiple services that can help repair the damaging effects of sun damage and aging. Consultations are free!
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