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For those of us who strive to keep our skin looking bright and youthful, the summer heat and bright sunshine can cause some serious problems. With the warm weather on the horizon, we’re looking at some of the best ways to keep your skin looking fresh and beautiful this summer.

  1. Use Sunscreen Liberally

It may seem all too simple, but it’s true. Using sunscreen is the best way to avoid skin damage from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Over time, prolonged exposure to UV rays can lead to wrinkles, dark spots, and leathery skin. In the worst case, exposure to UV rays can cause skin cancer and pre-cancers such as actinic keratoses.

Many specialty cosmetics and skin products contain SPF protection especially made for the sensitive skin on the face, neck, and ears. Don’t be shy about checking the label and making sure you’re doing the most to protect your skin.

  1. Consider Microdermabrasion Treatment

If you find that you are still suffering from the effects of long-term UV exposure regardless of the efforts you put in to protect your skin on a day-to-day basis, there are plenty of simple ways to bring the glow and shine back to your skin through treating your skin.

Here at Jefferson, we suggest that individuals who want to have glowing skin this summer receive a microdermabrasion skin treatment. Microdermabrasion skin treatments are known for being one of the most minimally abrasive ways of reducing the effects of sun damage. This procedure reduces the appearance of discoloration, fine lines, and wrinkles by sanding the outermost layer of the skin to encourage rejuvenation and thicken your body’s naturally-produced collagen.

  1. Visit a Dermatologist to Find the Best Solution for You

While everyone should take part in hydrating, eating well, and keeping active to promote healthy and supple skin, it’s important to face the fact that everyone is different. Depending on the amount of sun you’ve gotten throughout your life, you may have more or less damage than another person reading this very same article.

If you’re interested in learning more about what you can do this summer to make sure your skin stays youthful and glowing, contact our dermatological specialists or call us at 215-503-FACE to learn more about what our practice can do for you.

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