We all know to wear sunscreen if we’re out in the sun. It prevents sunburns, skin damage, and even worse, skin cancer. You probably already use it at the beach and the pool to keep your skin from getting damaged. Sunscreen is great. In fact, it’s even more useful than we previously thought—sunscreen is an incredibly effective tool to prevent aging year-round.
Recent studies have shown that wearing sunscreen every day is the best way to keep your skin from aging prematurely. Everyday sunscreen use can fend off wrinkles, age spots and other telltale signs of skin aging that many products are designed to reverse. That’s why Accent offers a full line of medical-grade sunscreens. After all, the best way to keep your skin looking young is to keep it young.
How Does Sunscreen Keep Aging at Bay?
Sunscreen helps in a few ways. Before we get into that, it’s important to understand the harmful UV rays themselves. There are three kinds: UVA, UVB, and UVC. UVA and UVB rays are the ones that cause skin damage. We notice UVB rays’ effects first—prolonged exposure to UVB rays causes the skin to burn. UVA rays are sneakier though. They have recently been found to contribute to the aging of your skin (wrinkles, uneven pigmentation, and skin texture).
Both UVA & UVB Rays Can be Blocked With The Proper Sunscreen
While you’ll definitely want an SPF of at least 30, SPF is only useful in blocking UVB rays. You’ll also want to look for a broad-spectrum sunscreen, which protects skin from UVA rays. If you want to be absolutely sure, Avobenzone and Benzophenones are UVA-blocking ingredients to look for like the one found in our medical-grade Intellishade® products.
Great Sunscreen is an Easy, Effective Way to Prevent Aging
At Accent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, we want your skin to look its best and its youngest. We’ve done the research and have found a sunscreen that not only prevents aging but reverses it. Intellishade® SPF 45, available in Original Radiant and NEW Matte formulas, provides broad-spectrum UVA and UVB coverage and includes a powerful wrinkle-reducing peptide.
If you’re on-the-go, Intellishade® may be the right product for you. It does three great things with a single morning application: it’s a moisturizer, a sunscreen and (as an added bonus) a tinted makeup base. If you want to add sunscreen to your regimen but don’t want to add a step, it goes above and beyond doubling as an anti-aging foundation!
Obagi also offers several different daily broad-spectrum sunscreens that can be used throughout the face and body. Obagi is the number one physician-dispensed skin care brand on the market, and for a good reason. Obagi products use only ingredients that are clinically proven to be safe and effective. Adding Obagi to your regular skin care regimen ensures years of happy, healthy skin. Accent Plastic Surgery is proud to offer the full Obagi line of at-home products to their patients.
Sunscreen’s Benefits Extend Beyond A Day at the Beach
Keeping your skin safe from the sun’s harmful rays is the best and most effective way to maintain it. Wearing sunscreen every day and year-round can be the key to keeping your skin young and healthy. And it goes without saying—healthy skin looks great on you.
I am always happy and satisfied with the results of any procedure that I have had at Accent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. Dr Craig is always professional and explains everything in great detail about any procedure or product. I appreciate that skin care is his main objective. I feel very confident about his expertise as he is constantly learning new techniques, new procedures to help educate his patients concerning everything that is available, and if it is the correct procedure or product for them. I recently had the non-surgical skin tightening procedure which was explained to me in great detail, I was in need of a facelift and I was excited to learn of this alternative. I have been so impressed with the results of the non-surgical skin tightening facelift that I now know that I made the correct decision. It is performed in his clinic, very little downtime involved and very little discomfort. The Accent Clinic staff is always very polite, helpful, confidential and have the most positive attitudes. The entire staff go beyond expectations to help you have a good experience.