Best Sunscreens

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Although skin cancer prevention can be done quite easily, skin cancer is still on the rise. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, everyday nearly 9,500 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with a type of skin cancer. Knowing how to select and use the proper sunscreen can help keep you safe and shielded from the sun’s harmful rays, a major risk factor that causes the disease. At Advanced Dermatology, we have developed a few tips and tricks to help you stay safe in the sun and enjoy the summer.

The Benefits of Choosing Effective Sunscreen

As the summer approaches, it is important to know steps you can take to protect your skin and health. Applying sunscreen daily is a key to helping prevent skin cancer and premature aging. At minimum, we recommend a using a product with SPF 15 or greater, even on cloudy days.

The Best Sunscreens to Buy

You should apply sunscreen to any part of the body that is routinely exposed to the sun. Sunscreens that have been specifically formulated for the face will reduce the chance of breakouts and skin irritations. Look for products that contain the zinc oxide, a mineral that helps to protect against ultraviolet radiation. Consider using sun protection products that are sweat and water resistant, especially if you swim or are active outdoors.

For the Face

Because your face takes in UV rays daily, utilizing an SPF 30 is highly suggested. Look for sun protection that are designed to moisturize thirsty, sun touched skin, as well as protect you from the elements. Facial moisturizers are generally light-weight, enriched with antioxidants and add a soothing, hydrated appearance to your skin.

For the Body

A broad-spectrum sunscreen is the way to go. When considering the SPF count, multiply it by 10 to understand its efficiency. For example, SPF 15 allows for 150 minutes of safe sun exposure. For added protection, you’ll need a sunscreen which provides coverage for UVB and UVA. Check for ingredients such as oxybenzone, cinnamates, zinc oxide and ecamsule.

For Sensitive Skin

Most individuals are safe with SPF 15 for the body, but those with sensitive or fair skin or with a high skin cancer risk factor should consider a formula with greater protection. Individuals with a family history of skin cancer or who spend a lot of time outdoors should utilize SPF 30 or greater.

Why Choose Advanced Dermatology?

To help prevent sun damage and skin cancer, it is important to create a barrier between UV radiation and your skin. Applying sunscreen is your first line of defense.  If you have additional questions regarding your skincare routine, or are concerned about sun spots on your body, please contact us for a consultation. Our team of board-certified dermatologists are here to provide solutions for all of your dermatological concerns.

Does Vitamin C Benefit the Skin?

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Let’s face it, we all want healthier skin. The trouble is, there are so many products out there that promise excellent results and it’s hard to figure out what to use. Having excellent skin is possible with the correct formulation of toners, moisturizers and a healthy beauty regime. At Advanced Dermatology, our experts stay updated on the latest research to provide you with the best products and solutions for your skin. Vitamin C, in particular, may be an excellent way to keep your immune system in check, but it’s also useful for maintaining beautiful skin. We’re excited to bring you a unique blend of essential nutrients to properly hydrate your skin and give you a smooth and clear complexion.

Benefits of Using Vitamin C for your Skin
Vitamin C is a vital portion of your skin care and dietary regime. The water soluble nutrient boosts collagen growth, treats sun damage and regenerates skin cells, which translates to glowing skin! When your body is exposed to the elements and pollutants of daily life, aging and tissue damage is accelerated. The antioxidants present in absorbic acid work to neutralize free radicals and create firmer, more youthful skin. Since our bodies do not produce Vitamin C, applying it to your skin topically is a necessity. Studies show massaging Vitamin C into your skin daily is 20 times more beneficial to the skin than ingesting the vitamin orally.

Foods Containing the most Vitamin C and Best for your Skin!
Of course we all know snacks like oranges and grapefruits are high in Vitamin C, so let’s discuss some of the more uncommon foods. You can add variety into your diet with red peppers, kale, Brussels sprouts, strawberries and broccoli. The rule of thumb is to consume around 90 milligrams of the super vitamin a day.

For brighter skin, try applying moisturizers or toners with these ingredients: rose hips, argan oil, sea buckthorn and jojoba. They not only heal damaged radicals in the skin, but work effectively to protect your body’s largest organ from future damage. These are all excellent sources of Vitamin C and lead to firmer, suppler skin when used daily. Implementing these skin-care tips at home is great, but to maintain the health of your skin it’s important to visit a dermatologist regularly.

Why Choose Advanced Dermatology, P.C.
Would you like to learn more about how to maintain a healthier appearance? Our team of highly trained dermatologists will provide you with a skin evaluation and offer you treatments and serums designed to treat your skin-care concerts. If you’re interested in obtaining more youthful and healthy skin, please contact Advanced Dermatology today for a free cosmetic consultation.

Could Staying Away from the Sun Increase the Risk of Melanoma?

Perhaps you’ve been told to slather on the sunblock and keep a safe distance from those ultraviolet rays to prevent skin cancer. Recent studies prove this information is incorrect and can actually increase our risk of melanoma. We know this may sound confusing, but allowing yourself more time outdoors is actually beneficial to your health, and here’s why.


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