Protect Your Skin This Summer: Melanoma Awareness Month at Touch MedSpa

May is Melanoma Awareness Month, a crucial reminder to prioritize sun protection throughout the year. Skin cancer remains the most common cancer in the United States, with over 5 million cases diagnosed annually. The good news? Most skin cancers are preventable with proper sun protection practices.

Here at Touch MedSpa, we’re committed to your skin health. This month, we’re highlighting the importance of sun safety and how you can achieve a healthy summer glow while minimizing sun damage.

Why Sun Protection Matters:

  • Reduced Cancer Risk: Consistent sun protection significantly lowers your risk of developing melanoma and other skin cancers.
  • Prevents Premature Aging: UV rays accelerate wrinkles, age spots, and loss of skin elasticity. Sunscreen helps maintain a youthful appearance.
  • Protects Your Eyes: Sun exposure can damage your eyes, so don’t forget sunglasses with 100% UV absorption.

Choosing the Right Sunscreen:

  • SPF 30 Minimum: Look for a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher for daily use. Touch MedSpa carries a wide variety of medical-grade sunscreens from trusted brands like SkinCeuticals and ZO Skin Health. Our experienced staff can help you find the perfect sunscreen for your skin type and needs.
  • Water Resistance: Choose a water-resistant sunscreen for activities like swimming or sweating. Reapply frequently, especially after swimming or toweling off.
  • Broad Spectrum Protection: Ensure your sunscreen protects against both UVA and UVB rays. UVA rays penetrate deep into the skin, contributing to wrinkles and aging, while UVB rays cause sunburn and increase skin cancer risk.
  • Daily Application: Sunscreen isn’t just for beach days! Apply sunscreen daily, even on cloudy days, as UV rays can still penetrate clouds. Don’t forget areas like your ears, neck, lips, and the tops of your feet.

Additional Sun Protection Tips:

  • Limit Sun Exposure: Seek shade during peak sun hours (typically 10 am – 4 pm).
  • Protective Clothing: Wear wide-brimmed hats, sunglasses, and sun-protective clothing whenever possible.
  • Reapplication is Key: Reapply sunscreen every 1-2 hours, or more often if sweating or swimming.
  • Travel-Sized Sunscreens: Keep travel-sized sunscreens in your bag for convenient reapplication throughout the day.

Introducing Daily Brightening UV Defense SPF 30!

Looking for a sunscreen that goes beyond protection? Touch MedSpa is excited to offer the innovative Daily Brightening UV Defense SPF 30 from SkinCeuticals. This multi-tasking sunscreen provides exceptional sun protection while targeting visible signs of aging:

  • Reduces Appearance of Discoloration: Formulated with 1% TXA and 2% niacinamide, this sunscreen helps minimize the appearance of existing discoloration and brown spots while preventing future formation.
  • Instant Brightening: Reflective mica instantly brightens your complexion, leaving you with a radiant glow.
  • Intense Hydration: 7% glycerin provides deep hydration for a smooth, plump appearance.

Protect Your Skin, Inside and Out:

At Touch MedSpa, we believe a comprehensive approach to sun protection is essential. Schedule a consultation with our experienced staff to discuss your needs and explore additional sun protection strategies alongside your daily sunscreen routine.

Call Touch MedSpa today at 843-249-5433 to learn more about sun protection and Daily Brightening UV Defense SPF 30!

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Remember, sun safety is an investment in your long-term health and a beautiful future for your skin!