Healthy Sun Exposure | Nicole Contos Insider Tips
Sunny days with friends and family are definitely at the top of my list. But, with the sun responsible for 90% of the damage associated with aging, it’s important to think healthy sun exposure. In this month’s Insider Tips, I want you to love the sun, as well as your skin:
Protect from the Sun (That Means All Over)
Applying sunscreen should be a no-brainer, right? The truth is there are spots we commonly neglect. The places in need of a little more TLC? The nose, sides of the face, ears, the tops of hands and feet, as well as the chest and neck (and, men, don’t forget the bald spot on your scalp). And, not surprisingly, these sun-exposed areas are more prone to certain skin cancers.
Revitalize with a Dose of Vitamin D…and More!
Sunshine can equal good health…in good measure. Beyond synthesizing Vitamin D for healthy bones, sun exposure can reduce blood pressure, curb appetite, as well as reduce the risk of obesity and type two diabetes. And there’s some evidence that it’s linked to longevity. But, just like Goldilocks, the amount of sun exposure needs to be just right. Your daily dose depends on your skin tone (find yours on The Fitzpatrick Skintone Scale), as well as the UV index for the day. As a general rule, between 10 minutes to no more than a half an hour of sun exposure a day is needed to reap the vitalizing rewards of the summer sun.
Rejuvenate with Smooth Synergy
So what happens when you’ve exceeded your recommended allowance of sun worship a few too many days in a row (it happens to the best of us)? Fortunately, Smooth Synergy is here to counteract the effects of sun exposure and rejuvenate your skin. A Facial Peel booked now will restore your skin’s vitality!
Can We Send Your Inbox Some Beauty?
Like what you just read from Nicole Contos, Founder & CEO of Smooth Synergy Medical Spa in NYC? Be the first to get beauty tips, the latest updates and exclusive content straight to your inbox. Sign up to be a Beauty Insider.