Summer Is Over, Do I Still Wear Sunscreen?

During the summer months, it is obvious that our skin will be exposed to the harsh rays of the sun, but once winter approaches and the cloud cover rolls in we start to wonder if it is necessary. As an aesthetician, I am here to tell you that it is absolutely necessary!

Understanding Sun Rays

UVA – Ultraviolet Aging Rays – Long wavelengths that change the cellular structure of cells to cause effects of aging, skin pigmentation, and skin cancer.  UVB – Ultraviolet Burning Rays – Short wavelengths that burn the surface of the skin and can cause DNA mutations also leading to skin cancers. Studies have shown that both UVA and UVB rays can penetrate through clouds, rain, and fog leaving you susceptible to their damaging effects year-round!

Best Sunscreens for Protection

It is important to have sunscreen that can help protect against both aging and burning rays. Medical grade skincare lines, such as ZO Skincare which is sold at Desert Bloom Plastic Surgery, contains Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide which help absorb these damaging wavelengths. Use sunscreen, always, as a preventative measure! These vital ingredients deflect the harsh effects of UVA and UVB penetration which keeps your skin protected, your skin tone even, and prevents fine lines and wrinkles!