The Best Ways To Protect Your Skin This Summer

Summer and the urge to be tan and enjoy time in the sun is here. However, excessive sun exposure can cause various effects, from sun poisoning to increased signs of aging – 90% of premature aging is caused by the sun and environment. Protecting your skin from dangerous ultraviolet rays emitted by the sun into the atmosphere is important to prevent aging and limit your risk of skin cancer. The most common areas people will develop melanoma is on the shin of a woman and the back of men. It is critical to wear sunscreen from head to toe, whether it is full sun or partially cloudy. Below are some other ways to best keep your skin healthy this summer.


Invest in a mineral-based sunscreen.

Sunscreen is the best way to protect your skin from harsh UV rays – freckles are just sun damage; no one is born with them. You should use mineral-based sunscreens with at least an SPF 30, not chemical-based sunscreen. Mineral-based sunscreen reflects off UV rays, whereas chemical sun protection absorbs them and releases them in the form of heat, which is especially bad for anyone with hyperpigmentation. Chemical-based sunscreen is also bad for the environment. Reapplying sunscreen every 2 hours is critical to avoid sunburns and poisoning. Our face sun protection is mineral-baed, and zinc and titanium antioxidant infused and hydrating with tone adapting technology. 


Avoid using tanning beds.

We recommend you skip using a tanning bed, as well-tanned skin is not worth the underlying risks. The repeated use of the tanning bed can increase your risk of having skin cancer and other skin conditions by over 15%. Mineral-based bronzing sun protection can improve the appearance and health of the skin with each use, helping you achieve that healthy lit-from-within appearance. In the office, we offer color science, Alastin skincare, and Skinbetter Science. High-performance sun protection blurs pores, fine lines, and wrinkles and corrects pigment and unwanted redness. These award-winning products can bring you a sun-kissed glow without the associated risks of being tan.

Adjust your lifestyle

Lastly, summer takes a toll on the body. Adjusting your lifestyle to consider the harsh UV rays during the summer is important. When going outside, wearing a hat and sunglasses can drastically decrease how the sun affects you. Avoiding sun exposure from 11 AM to 3 PM when the sun is strongest is a preventative measure to prevent sun damage. If you feel like sitting outside during these hours, finding shade can help reduce your exposure. Staying hydrated and taking cold showers can also reduce the harm that the sun can cause.


Recommendations from our team:

In addition to the above steps, here are some other recommendations and suggestions to further protect your skin this summer: 

  • You can achieve a healthy sun-kissed glow using our high-performance, mineral-based sun protection. Our products can easily blend into all skin tones and give you a beautiful glow. They are infused with hyaluronic acid and vitamin C to protect the skin barrier, correct sun damage, and nourish the skin with powerful antioxidant protection this summer. You can shop these products on our website and get them shipped to your door.  
  • There are very convenient ways of reapplying, from sun protection sticks to compacts (antimicrobial sponges) and brushes with antimicrobial properties. They come in sheer, tone-adapting technology and can make it easier to reapply every 2 hours, especially if you are on the go. 
  • Dry skin indicates an impaired skin barrier, making the skin more susceptible to breakdown from UV and environmental stressors. If you suffer from dry skin, especially in the summer, utilizing our high-performance mineral-based sun protection is even more crucial! 


Visit Allura in Providence, RI 

Our team is here to make sure that your skin stays as healthy as possible, even through the summer months. You can purchase our Skinbetter Science products on our website and in the office, and shop our Elta MD and Color Science products in our office. 


Allura is New England’s premier medical aesthetic boutique in the heart of Providence, RI. Whatever you are looking for, you can find it at our office here in Providence. We specialize in natural beauty enhancements for all and offer the highest quality medical-grade treatments and skin care products. Book an appointment today if you have questions or concerns regarding your skin health this summer. 


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