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REGENERATE Talks Summer Skincare Safety

Having Fun in the Sun Doesn't Have To Be Dangerous

The easiest way to fight sun damage is to stay out of the sun to prevent damage before it occurs. While that is a challenging thing to do here in Texas, we’ve included a few tips on how to prevent sun damage. If damage has already occurred, learn how we can help erase the physical appearance of those dark spots.

  • Protect your skin from sun rays, regardless of skin tone or family history. Use a broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. Apply 15 minutes before going outside and reapply at least every two hours.

  • You don’t have to stay wrapped in a towel to shade the rays, be stylish in a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses. Seek shade and protection, but still wear sunscreen.

  • Watch out for reflective rays from sand, water or snow. Rays can increase your risk of getting burned.

  • To make sure your sunscreen is most effective, store it in a cool place and check its expiration.

  • Drink water and keep your body hydrated. Proper hydration allows your body to sweat and maintain the right body temperature.

  • If you do get sunburned, take a cool bath, moisturize (aloe works great) and drink lots of water.

While staying out of the sun to prevent damage is always the goal, if you’ve already had too much exposure resulting in damage and dark spots, there are ways to help. At REGENERATE, we have the latest technology in photo rejuvenation. Our Harmony Dye-VL combines two trusted technologies (intense pulsed light, otherwise known as IPL, and pulsed dye laser) creating the new “Gold Standard” for pigmentation removal. Our laser targets the melanin in pigmented lesions to naturally eliminate its dark appearance. Set up a complimentary consultation at REGENERATE to learn how we can help you reach your goals.

Sun rays are the strongest between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Plan your outdoor time accordingly, if possible.

  • Dr. Breca Tracy, PhD
  • Dr. Breca Tracy, PhD