As the weather heats up and we spend more time outdoors, it’s important to protect yourself against the harmful effects of the sun. Whether you’re swimming, golfing, gardening or backyard barbequing, sun protection should always be a top priority. While the sun can give us a honey-bronzed glow and boost our mood with its vitamin D producing rays, it is also responsible for 90 per cent of skin aging, dangerous burns and skin cancer.
In 2013, approximately 6,000 Canadians were diagnosed with melanoma (the deadliest form of skin cancer). More than 1,000 of these patients lost their battle. Skin cancer is one of the most prevalent forms of cancer in our country but it is also preventable. In the wake of May’s Melanoma Awareness and June’s Sun Awareness campaigns, we’ve compiled a list of our five favourite sun protection products – all available at Oakville Plastic Surgery and Advanced Skincare.
ZO® Skin Health Oclipse® Sunscreen + Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 30
This dual sunscreen and primer combo goes on smooth and provides
broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection.
Antioxidant (vitamin C).
VivierSkin® C E Peptides Serum
This powerful antioxidant is formulated with pharmaceutical-grade vitamin C
(L-Ascorbic Acid) and vitamin E for added sun protection. A few drops every morning
helps reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and uneven skin texture – keeping
you looking younger for longer.
glo minerals Protecting Powder
This loose, protective powder is easy-to-apply and provides broad-spectrum
UVA/UVB coverage. Available in both translucent and bronze shades, this
chemical-free powder will keep you protected while boosting the natural
appearance of your skin.
ZO® Skin Health Ossential® Growth Factor Serum
Combining the anti-aging and rejuvenating benefits of retinol and amino acids,
this serum helps support collagen production while slowing natural skin aging.
Apply to the face and neck before bed for added protection from daily environmental
glo minerals Protecting Lip Treatment SPF 15
Formulated with an exclusive blend of vitamins A, C and E, this sheer lip treatment
moisturizes and protects with broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection. Designed by
dermatologists and 100 per cent paraben and chemical-free, this product is the
perfect lip primer.
We all love the sun but that doesn’t mean it can’t hurt us. Staying protected and enjoying the warm rays responsibly is on the minds of every skincare professional. Above we highlighted just five of our many recommended skincare products. Stop in today to learn more about skincare and sun protection at Oakville Plastic Surgery and Advanced Skincare. You can also call us at (905) 901-9545 or click to book a complimentary skincare consultation.