Summer is upon us and that means longer days, higher temperatures and lots of sunshine. Naturally, people like to spend plenty of time outside during this time. However, there is no more important summertime accessory than sunscreen. At SeaMist MedSpa, we want to help all of our clients get and keep healthy skin – and that starts with proper sun protection.
One of the most important reasons to wear sunscreen is that it can help you avoid skin cancer. Damage from the sun’s rays is not the only cause of skin cancer, but it is one of them. Only one severe sunburn in your lifetime could prove fatal. That fact is not to frighten you; it is to demonstrate the importance of wearing sunscreen each time you venture outdoors. We always recommend a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. Apply sunscreen every day, and reapply every two hours if you are outside.
Painful Blisters and Burns
Skin cancer is one of the biggest problems that can result from your lack of SPF. However, on a more short-term level, you can experience painful blisters and burns when you do not wear sunscreen. After you experience a sunburn, your skin may begin to blister. A sunburn is like any other type of burn in many ways. If you burn your hand on the stove, you are going to get blisters. These blisters can be painful and uncomfortable.
Pain and Discomfort
The blisters themselves can be painful; however, so is wearing clothing over them. Many people get sunburns when they are wearing bathing suits out on the beach. Their backs or the top of their legs may be exposed. Yet in general, they wear clothing that covers these parts of their body. Pulling a pair of jeans up over blisters or having to wear a button-down shirt for work can make the day unbearable when you are recovering from an intense sunburn. Failure to wear sunscreen does not just harm you years down the road; it has some very real consequences for the immediate future.
Instilling Healthy Habits in Your Family
Whether or not you wear sunscreen is not just a habit that affects you; it can influence your entire family. When your children see that you are not wearing sunscreen on a regular basis, they might not think that they have to either. Adding sunscreen application to a morning routine at an early age, can help instill this habit into your children as they get older. Teaching your children to be healthy isn’t just about saying things to them; it’s about showing them that you will make the right choices.
At SeaMist MedSpa, our medical team can offer additional suggestions for staying safe this summer. We also offer treatment options for those with existing sun damage or sun spots. Contact SeaMist MedSpa today to schedule your consultation and learn more about practicing safe sun.