In honor of UV Awareness Month in July, I want to inform you of some of my favorite treatments and products to use during the summertime! These recommendations prioritize safety by offering effective ingredients that prevent sun damage when our skin is most susceptible to sun exposure.
Frozen C Cryotherapy
Frozen C Cryotherapy is a remarkable treatment that enhances blood flow and increases the oxygen supply to rejuvenate skin tissues. It is highly effective in reducing inflammation, redness, and bruising while diminishing the appearance of pores and acne. It can be used alone or as an add-on to other procedures to shorten healing time. I recommend this procedure to my patients who usually get lasers and peels as it’s a safer option during the summertime when exposed to more UV rays.
Botox is an FDA-approved treatment that reduces the appearance of frown lines, crow’s feet, forehead lines, and more. It is one of the best injectables for making skin appear revitalized, more alert, and youthful. This safe treatment renders results in as little as two to three days and only takes about ten minutes, with no downtime. UV rays won’t damage the effects of this procedure nor give you side effects thereby making it a safe option for the summer.
Many other dermal fillers are safe for use during the summer, all of which give you youthful and smooth skin. Some of my favorites are Juvaderm (a hyaluronic acid filler), Radiesse (a denser filler) and Dysport (an injection for use between the brow lines). To see a full list of the injectables that I recommend, check out my Injectables page.
Skinbetter sunbetter® TONE SMART SPF 68 Sunscreen Compact
Skinbetter’s sunbetter® TONE SMART SPF 68 Sunscreen Compact is a game-changer in sun protection and skincare. This innovative sunscreen compact shields your skin from harmful UV rays and goes a step further by adapting to your unique skin tone. With an impressive SPF 68, this compact offers high-level protection against UVA and UVB rays thereby helping prevent sunburn and sun damage.
Obagi Sun Shield Matte Broad Spectrum SPF 50
Obagi’s Sun Shield Matte Broad Spectrum SPF 50 is an exceptional sunscreen that offers a combination of powerful defenses with a matte finish thereby making it a top choice for all skin types. A broad-spectrum SPF 50 effectively shields your skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays and reduces the risk of sunburn and premature aging. It’s also packed with antioxidants to help fight free radicals and maintain skin health.
Alastin HydraTint Pro Mineral Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 36
Alastin’s HydraTint Pro Mineral Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 36 is a remarkable sunscreen that not only shields your skin from the sun’s harmful rays, but also offers many additional benefits. This lightweight, mineral-based formula provides broad-spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays and prevents sunburn while minimizing the risk of sun damage. Additionally, it goes beyond sun protection with its unique tinted formula that evens out skin tone and provides a subtle, natural-looking coverage.
Revision Intellishade® Original and Intellishade® Matte
Revision’s Intellishade® Original and Intellishade® Matte are multi-tasking tinted moisturizers with broad-spectrum SPF 45 offering reliable protection against harmful UVA and UVB rays and shields your skin from sun damage and premature aging. Intellishade® also goes beyond sun protection by providing a sheer, natural tint that adapts to your skin tone thereby creating a flawless complexion and minimizing the appearance of imperfections.
EltaMD UV Glow Broad-Spectrum SPF 36
Illuminate your skin while providing essential sun protection with EltaMD’s UV Glow Broad-Spectrum SPF 36. With an SPF 36, it offers reliable sun protection and prevents sunburn and skin damage. Infused with micro-fine particles, it also creates a subtle luminous glow that enhances your natural radiance. The lightweight formula glides on effortlessly leaving no white cast and providing a smooth and even finish.
EltaMD UV Clear Tinted Broad-Spectrum SPF 46
EltaMD’s UV Clear Tinted Broad-Spectrum SPF 46 for Face is an exceptional tinted sunscreen that combines the benefits of superior sun protection and a subtle tint that blends seamlessly with your skin tone. An SPF 46 offers reliable defense against harmful UVA and UVB rays, preventing sunburn, and protecting against premature aging. The tinted formula helps to even out skin tone by providing a natural-looking coverage that conceals imperfections and redness.