Living in San Diego, a very important topic comes up quite often, what is a good daily routine to prevent sun damage to your skin Sun damage is prevalent in San Diego due the allure of sunbathing at the nearly year around beach weather.
The number one product recommended to prevent premature aging due to overexposure to the sun is a high-quality sunscreen. Even on overcast days or days that we are not in direct sunlight, it is imperative to wear sunscreen daily.
Apply Antioxidant Serums
Another great addition to a daily product regime is a good antioxidant serum or cream. Serums that contain Vitamin C and Vitamin E are among the most popular antioxidants. However, additional antioxidants have risen in popularity in many skin care products. A few gaining notoriety are Green Tea, Coffee Berry, Lycopene, Resrveratrol and Genistein. Human Growth Factors are also another powerhouse ingredient proven to aid in healing and regenerating skin cells.
Customize Your Sun Protection Routine
If there was one product that is highly recommend, Sunscreen will always be the top choice to protect and prevent sun damage. It’s best to avoid direct sunlight during peak hours of 11am-3pm and wear a hat to add further protection. For additional or personalized product recommendations it is important to consult with a San Diego cosmetic dermatology provider or one closest to you. If you are near Avalon Laser in San Diego or Carlsbad, please call us to schedule a skin care appointment with our cosmetic dermatology professionals.
Consult a Cosmetic Dermatologist
If you already suffer from visible sun spots and skin damage, we can restore your skin with an IPL or photo facial treatment. Please visit our photo gallery to see before and after pictures of our photofacial San Diego patients. However, prevention is always the first step. Even when you don’t have sun damage yet, it is best to consult a professional and develop a daily skin care routine that includes protection from the harmful sun rays, especially in Southern California.