Summer is here – the time of year to hit the beach or the pool for that California tan. However, exposure to UV radiation from the sun is the #1 cause of skin cancer. There are three types of skin cancer – basal cell carcinomas, squamous cell carcinomas and melanomas. Usually diagnosed by performing a biopsy, skin cancer treatments vary according to the specific type, size and location. Although anyone can get skin cancer, the risk is greatest for people who have fair or freckled skin that burns easily. Protect yourself from the sun by applying sunscreen that offer UV A and B protection, selecting clothes and cosmetic products that also offer UV protection, wearing sunglasses with polarized lenses and avoiding direct sun exposure during peak UV radiation hours.
At the CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery we offer a variety of great sunscreens to protect your skin all summer long.
TIZO sunscreen products are physical (mineral) sunscreens, containing only the most gentle and healthy sunscreen ingredients to deflect both UVA and UVB rays before they can damage the skin. TIZO sunscreens go on sheer and do not leave that greasy white residue other sunscreens leave behind. At the CENTER we carry both tinted and non-tinted TIZO facial mineral sunscreens. TIZO is great as an every day sunscreen to apply under your makeup.
EltaMD sunscreens help to decrease your risk of sun damage that can lead to early skin aging, or in the worst case scenarios, skin cancer. EltaMD sunscreens are gently formulated with transparent zinc oxide and are noncomedogenic, fragrance-free and paraben-free. All EltaMD sunscreens are currently recommended by The Skin Cancer Foundation as effective broad-spectrum sunscreens. EltaMD UV Clear sunscreen is a very light weight and silky product. It is a great every day sunscreen that can be worn under makeup.
Both TIZO and EltaMD sunscreens are fantastic options to keep you and your family protected from the sun all summer long. Stop by the CENTER or call us to place an order today!