Overexposure to the sun’s harmful rays not only increases your risk for skin cancer, but also leads to premature signs of aging. If applying a dermatologist-approved sunscreen is not already part of your routine, check out these great tips on choosing the right sunscreen for your skin.
- Proper SPF Protection
It is important that the sunscreen you choose provides SPF protection against both UVA and UVB rays. Look for a sunscreen that provides between 15 and 30 SPF and contains ecamsule, oxybenzone, titanium dioxide, or zinc oxide.
- Consider Your Skin Type
As with a daily cleanser, you will want to consider your skin type before picking a specific sunscreen. For example, individuals with oily skin may consider an oil-free sunscreen while those with sensitive skin may benefit from a hypoallergenic sunscreen. Individuals with dry skin may consider using a moisturizer with SPF sunscreen already mixed in.
- Think About Daily Activities
The things you do on a daily basis should also help dictate which sunscreen is right for your needs. Individuals who are extremely active and sweat may consider investing in a high SPF water-proof or sweat-proof sunscreen. Those who are inside for most of the day may require a lower SPF product.
- Talk to Your Dermatologist
It is always a good idea to consult with your dermatologist before making any changes to your skincare routine. Your dermatologist will not only be able to provide tips on choosing the right sunscreen, but he or she will most likely offer a wide variety of products to choose from. Cara Mia is proud to offer the Neova DNA Sheer SPF 45 tinted sunscreen for dry skin as well as the Oil-Free Daily Protection sunblock with titanium dioxide.
Make sure you are taking care of your skin by contacting the skin doctors with the Cara Mia Medical Day Spa & Dermatology Associates of Colorado. Give us a call at (303) 558-3192 or visit us online to get started. We also offer injectables, vein therapy, and MOHS surgery.