Winter is slowly releasing its grasp, meaning the season of barbeques, beach vacations, and road trips is almost here! No matter what your plans are for summer, you’ll want to make sure your skin is as happy and healthy as you are. After all, no one wants to spend their summer nursing a bad sunburn or battling sun damage!
With that in mind, take a look at our top tips for protecting your skin as summer heats up:
- Protect your skin with sunscreen: This should be a no-brainer! But don’t just apply it when you’re going to spend hours in the sunshine; you should wear it while commuting, sitting by a window, and even on a cloudy day. To make sunscreen easy to remember, we recommend buying a foundation with SPF. At Pittman Plastic Surgery or on our website, our patients can discover a range of dermatologist-developed sunscreens that cover flaws while boosting protection from the sun.
- Be mindful of time in the sun: While you should enjoy as much time in the sun as possible, you should also ensure that you’re being smart about it. Continuously reapply sunscreen every hour, and re-apply it after you’re done swimming or sweating. Spend some time in the shade if you’re feeling too hot, as it can keep you protected from intense UVA/UVB rays
- Check your skin: Make note of any moles, freckles, or spots that change shape, size, or color. This can be an early symptom of skin cancer, so you’ll want to be vigilant. Use a mirror or have your partner check hard-to-see areas, like behind your knees or back, for any moles that need to be watched.
Want more advice on how to stay happy and safe during the summer season? Schedule your consultation at Pittman Plastic Surgery in Athens, GA. Pittman Plastic Surgery serves the Athens metro region. (706) 549-3203