Incorporating sunscreen into your daily skincare routine is vital to safeguard your skin from the harmful effects of sun exposure. At Elite Aesthetics & Wellness in Newport Beach, CA, our team of medical professionals emphasizes the importance of sunscreen for maintaining healthy skin. Learn how to integrate sunscreen into your morning skincare regimen with high-quality skincare products available at Elite Aesthetics & Wellness, including Alastin, SkinCeuticals, and ZO Skin Health.
Understanding the Benefits of Sunscreen
Sunscreen is a protective barrier against two harmful UV rays: UVA and UVB. UVA rays contribute to premature aging, including wrinkles and age spots, while UVB rays are responsible for sunburns.
Moreover, UVA and UVB rays can increase the risk of skin cancer and premature skin aging. By incorporating sunscreen into your daily routine, you can effectively reduce these risks and promote healthier skin.
Choosing the Right Sunscreen
When selecting a sunscreen, opt for a broad-spectrum formula that shields against UVA and UVB rays. Elite Aesthetics & Wellness offers medical-grade skincare products, including trusted brands like Alastin, SkinCeuticals, and ZO Skin Health. These brands provide sunscreens with high quantities of active ingredients in varying SPFs to suit your needs and preferences. Our team can assist you in choosing the most suitable sunscreen for your skin type and lifestyle.
Incorporating Sunscreen into Your Morning Routine
To seamlessly integrate sunscreen into your skincare regimen, follow these simple steps:
1. Cleanse Your Face.
Begin by cleansing your face with a gentle cleanser suited to your skin type. This prepares your skin by removing impurities, excess oil, and dirt, ensuring optimal adherence to the sunscreen.
2. Apply Moisturizer.
After cleansing, apply a moisturizer that meets your skin’s requirements. Use a moisturizer with SPF for sun protection or layer it over your sunscreen. Alastin, SkinCeuticals, or ZO Skin Health moisturizers offer excellent hydration and sun defense.
3. Apply Sunscreen Generously.
Apply enough sunscreen evenly to all exposed areas of your body, including your face, neck, arms, and other exposed skin. Remember to pay attention to often neglected areas such as the ears, back of the neck, and tops of the hands.
4. Give it Time to Absorb.
Allow the sunscreen to absorb into your skin for at least 15 minutes before proceeding with your makeup routine or stepping outside. This enables the active ingredients to form a protective barrier.
To maintain optimal protection throughout the day, remember to reapply sunscreen every two hours, mainly if you spend an extended period outdoors or engage in water activities. Sweat and towel drying can reduce the effectiveness of sunscreen, so be mindful of these factors. Consider carrying a sunscreen powder or mist for convenient touch-ups throughout the day.
Schedule a Consultation
If you’re ready to enhance your skincare routine and incorporate the benefits of sunscreen, schedule a consultation with Elite Aesthetics & Wellness in Newport Beach, CA. D’Andra Lee MSN, APRN, FNP-C, and her team will provide personalized recommendations based on your unique skin type, concerns, and goals. Together, you can develop a comprehensive skincare plan that incorporates sunscreen and other top-of-the-line products, helping you achieve and maintain healthy, glowing skin.