May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month! As you may know, Skin Care Institute is committed to maintaining the health of your skin. This is because your skin’s health is everything. You simply can’t have a radiant, glowing and youthful complexion without healthy skin as the foundation. For this reason, we are eager every year to raise awareness about skin wellness, including skin cancer, because we are passionate about helping you realize your very best complexion and healthiest skin at every stage of life.
Here are a few of our expert skin care tips (which we swear by!) to keep your complexion in tip-top shape:
1. Find a sunscreen you will WANT to wear EVERY day.
Consider this as a strict but gentle order from our dedicated staff. You simply can’t leave your house without donning sunscreen, and we mean this for every day of the year, rain or shine. Though it’s not fun to hear, your skin’s aging process is mostly attributable to the sun. Unfortunately, your skin is exposed to the sun constantly, through windows in your house, car and office, on the streets and on your daily dog walks. The only way to protect yourself is by applying sunscreen every morning before your day. Most people initially respond to this suggestion by complaining about all the things they dislike about sunscreen: it feels greasy, leaves a white residue. This is precisely why we recommend finding a sunscreen that you want to wear.
To do this, you’ll need to browse our selection of medical-grade sunscreens. We carry medical-grade skin care products because they are superior to their drugstore counterparts. Medical-grade products, including Elta MD®, ColoreScience® and SkinMedica®, are formulated to enhance the look and feel of your skin while simultaneously protecting it from the harsh elements of UV radiation and pollution. If you’re worried about looking greasy, you can rest your fears with our wide range of SPF formulations. Our skin care experts are at the ready to help you find the ideal formula for your unique skin type. Whether you are oily or dry, congested or wrinkled, we can help you find a product you’ll love putting on.
Keep in mind that when you apply medical-grade sunscreen formulas, you are doing so much more than just protecting your skin from the sun. Medical-grade formulas are packed with antioxidants, revitalizing peptides and patented blends of synergistic ingredients, which all work together to help your skin function optimally and foster new collagen and elastin production. The list of skin enhancing benefits is truly endless for professional, results-driven and clinically based skin care products. Our team can help you find the perfect formulas to meet your specific skin care needs!
2. Stimulate your skin regularly.
Protecting your skin with sunscreen is your first and most important step. Your next vital step is to enhance your complexion and stimulate even more collagen and elastin growth. To do this, you’ll need skin rejuvenation treatments such as IPL photofacial, Clear + Brilliant®, Fraxel® fractional skin resurfacing, chemical peels, microneedling or clinical facials. All these treatments help to deep-clean your skin, speed cell turnover and stimulate skin renewal, strengthening your complexion for the long term. These treatments also help to correct and remove old sun damage such as age spots, freckles, redness, uneven skin tone, lines and wrinkles and so on. Bottom line: With professional skin rejuvenation treatments, you can enhance the appearance and health of your skin simultaneously!