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Are You Taking Sunscreen Seriously? Phoenix

Are You Taking Sunscreen Seriously?

Are You Taking Sunscreen Seriously? Phoenix

Are You Taking Sunscreen Seriously?

Posted on June 28th, 2017 in Skincare

Summer in Scottsdale is here, and the sun’s rays are stronger than ever. If you are like most women, you probably make sure you have your sunglasses on hand before heading out the door. However, are you taking the time to apply sunscreen as well? The majority of women are actually skipping the sunscreen, which can cause early signs of aging, and even put you at risk for skin cancer.

Sunscreen Habits

SkinStore.com recently conducted a survey to learn more about American women’s sunscreen usage. The survey included 2,000 women across the U.S., and revealed that only 28% of women are using sunscreen on a daily basis, and one-third of women only bought a sunscreen product once a year!

The survey also revealed how women feel about the dangers of the sun. It seems that women are not taking the dangers of skin cancer as seriously as they should, with only 48% worried about developing skin cancer, and 51% concerned about premature signs of aging.

While it makes sense that many would be worried about signs of aging, skin cancer is a real, serious thing, and needs to be considered. Just applying a gold ball sized dollop of sunscreen 30 minutes before heading outdoors could save your life.

Contact Us

At MDSkin – The Lounge, we offer a variety of treatment to address many skin concerns, including lines and wrinkles, pigmentation, uneven texture, and more. Contact our Scottsdale office today to learn more and schedule your consultation.

4 Summer Skincare Tips for a Glowing Complexion Phoenix

4 Summer Skincare Tips for a Glowing Complexion

4 Summer Skincare Tips for a Glowing Complexion Phoenix

4 Summer Skincare Tips for a Glowing Complexion

Posted on June 8th, 2017 in Skincare

Summer has arrived, which means warmer weather and more time in the sun. While many try to spend as much time outdoors in the summer as possible, the sun’s rays and warm weather can wreak havoc on your skin. Read on for some summer skin tips to keep your complexion looking fresh and healthy.

  • Protect your Skin

One of the easiest and most effective ways to protect your skin from the sun is to apply sunscreen.  When spending extended time outdoors, remember to reapply every two hours, and every 30 minutes if you are exposed to water or sweat. Be sure to pick up a formula with at least SPF 30 that is broad-spectrum for full protection from the sun’s UVA and UVB rays- your skin will thank you.

  • Stay Hydrated

The sun can cause the skin to become dry, so it is essential to keep your skin hydrated during the summer months. Using intensive hydrating masques once a week and being sure to regularly apply moisturizer to your skin can keep your complexion hydrated. Also, be sure to drink at least eight glasses of water a day to help maintain your body’s hydration levels. Hydration can do wonders for the skin!

  • Exfoliate

Keep your skin soft and smooth with exfoliation. Exfoliating can remove dead, dull skin cells to reveal a glowing complexion. It can also help to improve the absorption of hydrating moisturizers and toners. Exfoliate about once a week- any more than that can cause the skin to become irritated.

  • Soothe and Prevent

So, you forgot to apply sunscreen and now you are left with a painful sunburn. Soothe your damaged skin with cooling gels or botanicals to help reduce inflammation and lessen discomfort. Also, be sure to visit your doctor for a yearly skin exam, as sun damage can increase your risk for skin cancer. Early detection can help to prevent skin cancer from spreading.

Following these skincare tips this summer can help your skin to look and feel great. If you live near the Scottsdale area and are interested in achieving a healthy, youthful complexion, contact MDSkin – The Lounge today! We offer a large array of skincare treatments and procedures for beautiful skin.