Summer is here. Does that mean we put on our sunscreen at this time only? Not exactly. As an aesthetic doctor in Vancouver, Dr. Rozmin Kamani recommends wearing sun protection for optimal results EVERY DAY.
1) Make it a Habit
Only 70% of UV rays are blocked by being indoors. Moreover, your incidental exposure—grabbing the paper, a little work in the garden—adds up. To avoid this, make sunscreen application part of your daily routine. That way you’re always protected—no need to think about it!
2) It’s Not Just for Your Face
Obviously, it’s not just your face that’s prone to sun damage. Your lips, hands, neck, and ears can all be damaged and need to be protected.
3) 30 is the Magic Number
Sunblock comes in a lot of different strengths—or SPF, which is a measure of how much solar energy or UV radiation is required to burn protected skin. However, according to the American Academy of Dermatology, 30 is the magic number. Outdoors or in, use a sunscreen that is at least SPF 30.
4) Remember to Reapply
You sweat, you swim—you lose your protection. Sunscreen isn’t a one-and-done. You need to reapply every couple of hours to maintain optimal protection. For best results, apply a thin layer all over the skin—a dollop about the size of a dime will usually suffice for the face.
How to Choose the Right Product
Choosing a sun protection product that meets your needs (and you like using) is one of the best ways to establish a daily routine. For example, a product with a light tint can help reduce the use of foundation—or a matte formula can replace powder. As a doctor, Roz Kamani’s go-to recommendation for sun protection is SkinCeuticals.
3 Fantastic Formulas to Try – SkinCeuticals
A tinted sunscreen fluid with 100% mineral filters provides broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection while promoting natural radiance and a more even skin tone
UVA/UVB protection oil-absorbing base with a matte finish.
A weightless 100% physical sunscreen that provides broad-spectrum protection with a transparent finish.
Get the best sun protection for your skin. Dr. Kamani can advise on the correct formula to nourish and protect your skin. Set up an appointment to learn more at 604.222.9998.