Tips to Keep Your Skin Rejuvenated and Protected This Spring

If you want beautiful skin today, this spring, and for the rest of your life, you must follow two cardinal rules: Keep your skin out of the sun, and never use a tanning bed. There’s no such thing as a healthy tan. In fact, any degree of suntan — whether earned on the beach or under artificial ultraviolet lights — is a sign that your skin’s already been damaged.

The sun is skin’s enemy #1

Sun damage is the number one cause of skin aging and the number one cause of skin cancer, too. The Skin Cancer Foundation estimates that 90% of non-melanoma skin cancers and 85% of potentially fatal melanoma cases are caused by the sun’s ultraviolet rays (UVA and UVB). Just using a tanning bed before the age of 35 raises your risk for skin cancer by 75%.

In addition to skin cancer, UV rays cause:

So, how do you keep your skin safe while looking your best in warmer months?

Find a sunscreen you love

The first rule of protecting your skin from UVA and UVB rays is to use a high-quality sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 any time you’re outdoors, no matter what the weather or season. Even when the sky is cloudy, the sun’s rays can still damage your skin.

At Rejuvenate Weight Loss & Wellness, a med spa in Jackson and Henderson, Tennessee, we help you find a sunscreen that’s right for your skin type and for your lifestyle. You can choose from chemical sunscreens that absorb the rays before they can reach your skin or physical sunscreens that block UVA and UVB.

Fake it, don’t bake it

If you’re afraid you’ll look like you spent the summer locked in your room, and you aren’t yet ready for life without tan lines, you don’t have to mourn your Malibu look. Instead of damaging your skin with UV rays on the beach or salon, come to our med spa for a beautiful, natural-looking spray-on tan.

Be sure you shave your legs before your spray-on tan session. However, avoid shaving and other irritating procedures — including exfoliation — at least 12 hours before your appointment.

With proper care, your spray tan can look fresh for up to two weeks. But don’t forget the sunscreen: Your spray tan makes your skin look great, but can’t protect it.

Undo the damage

Even if you avoided deep tanning, your skin might still have significant sun damage. Sunburns from childhood and daily exposure to sunlight without protection leave you with lax skin, wrinkled skin, and brown spots.

At Rejuvenate Weight Loss & Wellness, we undo the damage with skin revitalization treatments. We offer laser therapies that rejuvenate your skin from the inside out by stimulating the production of collagen and elastin. You can also choose from exfoliating treatments such as dermaplaning and chemical peels to help your skin cells turn over more quickly, revealing fresher, more glowing skin.

Our treatments help your skin look and feel:

Get ready for spring and summer sun by booking a skin consultation today. You can call us, or use the online appointment form.

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