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Tips For Reducing Sun Damage To Your Skin

skin sun damage tipsExercising outside physically and mentally makes you feel great. But extended time outdoors makes you vulnerable to damage caused by the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation, which can lead to skin cancer. So, if you compete in team sports or just love to walk, run, swim, or play golf or tennis outside, it’s important to make sun protection a daily habit.

Look for 30 SPF sunblock that contains titanium dioxide and/or zinc oxide in the ingredients and reapply often.

Reapplying sunblock every two hours or immediately after swimming or sweating is crucial. Sunblocks can come in small sizes you can keep in a pocket to reapply often while you’re active. Be careful to cover spots that are easy to miss, such as hands, ears, back of the neck and lips.

Don’t forget to keep in mind that the dangerous days aren’t just the ones that are hot and sunny. Up to 80% of UV rays can penetrate clouds so you can easily get burned on those overcast days also.

Understanding Your Skin

skin specialist colorado springsAs skin specialists, we strive to exceed your expectations with every visit! It’s our job to actively educate you and talk about treatments and explain how to use medicine so that you can become Comfortable in Your Skin™.

With a variety of skin care treatments designed to restore, refresh and rejuvenate the health of your skin, your treatment regimen will be individually created to specifically address your concerns to safely and efficiently give you results.

You will be amazed at the difference trained professionals can make in your aesthetic skin care. We pay attention to you, the patient, not just treat the symptoms. All of our guests are given a relaxed, peaceful environment, and given unbelievable, unsurpassed customer care.

Popping Acne Myths with Dr. Anderson

myths about acneAt some point in your life, you’ll likely have some form of acne. And as likely as you’re to experience acne at some point, you’re just as likely to be the recipient of some pretty bad advice. Here are some of the most common myths surrounding your acne popped by our Board Certified Dermatologist, Dr. Reagan Anderson:  

You’re getting acne because you’re not washing enough.

Often people with acne err on the side of washing too often, or with too harsh of soaps, than they do with not washing enough. The gentler you are with your sin, the happier you’ll be with your skin, the less acne you have, and the less problematic skin you will experience throughout your life.  

My diet has nothing to do with my acne.

While it’s hard to run a controlled study on what foods contribute to acne, common sense will tell us that what we eat absolutely effects every part of our body. Acne is no different. I recommend limiting your consumption of dairy (especially milk), fried foods and processed foods. Eating as many fruits and vegetables as well as having a well-balanced diet that includes lots of fiber is also something I recommend to patient.  

Pimples and blackheads should be popped.

Absolutely not!!! The more you pick, pop and are aggressive with your sin, the more scars you will develop. Please NEVER pop your pimples. If you must do something to help relieve pressure, I recommend trying a warm, not hot, compress to the area. When the washcloth cools, put it under the warm water again and repeat the application to your skin. You can do this for 15 minutes, 3 times a day for up to 3 days. If it’s still a problem, see a dermatologist.   If you have any further questions on acne myths or taking the first steps towards acne treatments, call 719.531.5400 to schedule an appointment.