Lather Up! Yes, even in the winter!

Here’s an interesting and pertinent article published recently in the Vancouver MetroNews we thought worthy of  passing along:

Even when it’s hidden behind sleeting rain, the sun can harm your skin, says Boston-based dermatologist Dr. Thomas Rohrer.  He explains why this is the case.

Why do we need to wear sunscreen in the winter?

Basically, the skin really doesn’t care if it’s summer, winter, spring or fall – it just measures the cumulative amount of sun exposure that you have from the day you are born until the day you die. And, it just keeps adding up! For a lot of the skin cancers, what happens is, as we get more and more sun, eventually one of our weaker cells reaches its limit and then forms a cancer. So, whether your get that from walking to the car each day in the spring, or sitting out on the beach for a couple hours in the summer, it really doesn’t make a difference to the skin.

What about on days when you can’t even see the sun?

On cloudy days, some of the damaging rays of the sun go right through the clouds. Using sunscreen should just become a part of your daily skin-care routine.

We couldn’t agree more with Dr. Rohrer about the importance of applying sunscreen to protect your skin. With our frequent overcast Vancouver weather, it’s easy to forget that those damaging sun’s rays are filtering through the clouds and harming our unprotected skin. So, it’s important to remember to use your sunscreen – every day and year round!  Fortuneately, there are many great sunscreen and skincare products available today. At Electra Laser, we carry excellent clinical grade skin care products with SPF protection, as well as sunscreens, from Celazome and Vivier Pharma.  Our Medical Estheticians would be happy to assist you in choosing the best products to protect your skin.

Celazome

Protect and maintain a beautiful complexion with everyday defense against sun damage.  Optimized for all skin types, Celazome’s sun-care formulas counteract the effects of damage by free radicals and the sun.  Every product also reverses and repairs the damage caused by former exposure, making it an indispensable step in any anti-aging regimen. 

Waterproof, sweat-proof, and rub-proof, these sun care products provide a long-lasting barrier for skin.  They block a broad spectrum of UV rays, leaving skin impervious to sun damage.  Non-comedogenic, PABA-free, and fragrance-free formulas mean that these sun-care products are ideal for even the most sensitive skin. 

Every hydrating formula incorporates a unique blend of key bioactives, encapsulated in Lyphazomes, to ensure that every nutrient penetrates skin deep down.  These natural ingredients repair impurities and stimulate cellular regeneration. Celazome Sun Care products leave healthy, beautiful skin all over.

Vivier Pharma

Formulated with approved and trusted sunscreen and sunblock filters the VivierSkin and SkinTx family of Advanced Daily Facial Sun Protection products offers a wide range of options for all skin types and conditions.  From sensitive and irritable skin following aesthetic procedures to oily and acne-prone skin there is an Advanced Sun Protection product to suit all preferences.  Elegantly formulated to be worn either alone or under makeup these products are light, absorb quickly in the skin, maintain their efficacy and are endorsed by dermatologists and plastic surgeons alike.