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Sun Safety Tips and How to Prevent Sun Aging

As the weather warms up and the sun shines brighter, it’s important to keep in mind the impact the sun’s rays can have on our skin. Sun damage is a leading cause of premature aging, wrinkles, and even skin cancer. At Peak Day Spa, we understand the importance of protecting your skin while still enjoying the beauty of the outdoors. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of sun safety tips to help keep your skin healthy and youthful.

In this blog, we’re going over how to achieve and maintain healthy, glowing skin all year round.

Wear Sunscreen

The most important thing you can do for your skin is to wear sunscreen. Look for a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. Apply it 15 minutes before going outside, and reapply every two hours. Don’t forget to apply sunscreen to all exposed areas, including your face, neck, ears, eyelids, and hands.

Avoid Tanning Beds

Tanning beds can be just as harmful as the sun. In fact, tanning beds can emit up to 15 times more UV radiation than the sun. Avoid tanning beds and opt for a spray tan or self-tanner instead.

Hydrate Your Skin

Hydrating your skin is crucial for maintaining its health and preventing premature aging. When your skin is dehydrated, it can become dry, dull, and more susceptible to damage from the sun’s harmful rays. That’s why it’s important to drink plenty of water and use a moisturizer regularly.

At Peak Day Spa, our estheticians can help you choose the right moisturizer for your skin type and provide tips for keeping your skin hydrated and healthy. So, don’t forget to drink plenty of water and moisturize regularly to keep your skin looking and feeling its best!

Wear Sunglasses

Wearing sunglasses is not only a fashion statement, but it’s also an essential part of protecting your eyes and the delicate skin around them from the sun’s harmful rays. In addition, squinting in bright sunlight can cause fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, making you appear older than you actually are. That’s why it’s important to wear sunglasses that block out 99-100% of both UVA and UVB radiation. When choosing sunglasses, look for those with polarized lenses to reduce glare and provide clearer vision.

Take Breaks From The Sun

When planning outdoor activities, try to schedule them during the early morning or late afternoon when the sun is less intense. If you do have to be in the sun during peak hours, take frequent breaks in the shade or indoors to give your skin a rest.

Taking breaks from the sun is an important aspect of sun safety that is often overlooked. Spending prolonged periods in the sun can increase your risk of sunburn, heat exhaustion, and dehydration. Taking a break from the sun allows your skin to cool down and helps prevent sunburn and heat exhaustion.

Use Antioxidants

Using antioxidants is a powerful way to protect your skin from the harmful effects of the sun and prevent sun aging. Antioxidants help to neutralize free radicals in the skin, which are molecules that can cause damage to skin cells and accelerate aging.

At Peak Day Spa, we offer a range of professional skincare treatments that incorporate the power of antioxidants to help keep your skin looking its best. Our estheticians can help you choose the right products and treatments for your skin type and concerns, so you can achieve a healthy, glowing complexion.

Get Regular Facials

Getting regular facials is an important part of maintaining healthy, youthful skin and preventing sun aging. Facials can help to improve the texture and tone of your skin, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and promote collagen production. They can also help to unclog pores, remove dead skin cells, and hydrate your skin, which can all help to prevent sun damage and premature aging.

Schedule Your Treatment Today!

At Peak Day Spa, we offer a variety of services to help you protect your skin and prevent sun damage. From facials to professional skin treatments, we are committed to helping you achieve healthy, glowing skin. If you have any questions or concerns about sun safety, our knowledgeable staff is here to help. Contact us today to schedule an appointment or to learn more about our services.

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