Warm weather is finally here & good timing for protection reminders!
At OlyDerm, we write a lot about why you should protect your and your loved ones skin from harmful sun rays. Here are some quick, useful insights for Summer 2022.
Ever wonder why some sunscreens work better and satisfy more than others?
We know! The most effective, easy-to-use skin care products that Olympic Dermatology carries and recommends to patients are scientifically proven to improve your skin’s overall condition and safe for even the most sensitive skin.
Why is that important?
Over time, the sun’s damaging effects can change the texture of your skin, causing it to feel dry, look wrinkled and develop brown spots. Worse yet, prolonged sun exposure causes skin cancer.
Scientific studies have shown many sunscreen brands contain Benzene, which is harmful to our health.
Benzene is a carcinogen, used in some manufacturing and household products, that Health and Environment agencies are warning against. The good news is Benzene is found in only some sunscreens.
But how do you know which ones to choose for you and your family?
OlyDerm can help because the sunscreens we carry are safe! For example, EltaMD UV Pure Broad-Spectrum SPF 47 is recommended by Oregon Health Sciences University.
The bottom line is there are many safe and effective sunscreens out there, including those we carry. The most important thing is to use sunscreen regularly and reapply. Not only does that protect against skin cancer, it is the first line of defense for anti-aging and maintaining healthy skin.
How much is enough?
Apply at least 1 ounce (2 tablespoons or the equivalent of a shot glass) of sunscreen to your entire body 30 minutes before going outside. And this is key: REAPPLY every 2 hours or immediately after swimming or excessive sweating.
Commit yourself to using sunscreen every day, whether it’s sunny outside or even in the cloudy Pacific Northwest.
Get in the habit of sporting hats and other clothing that help give your skin a break from the sun’s harmful rays, especially between 10a-4p.