08 May May Is Skin Cancer Awareness Month!
Skin Cancer Prevention Tips
In the U.S. today, roughly 5 million people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year. This makes skin cancer the most common cancer in the U.S. with one in every 5 people likely to develop skin cancer at some point in their lives. This is truly unfortunate because almost 90 percent of all skin cancers are preventable. By taking appropriate precautions and being proactive in skin cancer prevention, the occurrence of skin cancer can be reduced significantly. In an effort to raise awareness regarding skin cancer, and melanoma in particular, May has been designated Melanoma Awareness Month. As a result, Skin Deep Skin Care Center would like to highlight important skin cancer prevention efforts that everyone should perform for optimal skin health. And for those who have sun-damaged skin, we would also like to let you know about a number of skincare services designed to enhance your beauty and skin’s youthfulness.
Skin Cancer Prevention – Proven Best Practices
By far, skin cancer prevention is best achieved by protecting your skin from the sun’s UV rays When exposed to intense UV light, cellular injury occurs resulting in premature aging as well as damage to cellular DNA. These effects increase the risk of skin cancer while also making it much more likely that sun-damaged skin will result. However, you can reduce your chances of these skin conditions by taking some basic steps to protect your skin from the sun. First and foremost, making sure you use sunscreen that is water-resistant and has at least a 30+ spf protection level is essential. Sunscreen should be worn at all times during the day. Why?
Because even on a cloudy day, your skin is still exposed to 80% of the power of the sun’s rays. Likewise, sunscreen should be applied every 2 hours as well as after swimming or sweating. This is especially important for children and teens whose risk for melanoma doubles with every severe sunburn.
While sunscreen is important, other activities should also be considered with skin cancer prevention efforts. Protective clothing, wide-brimmed hats, and sunglasses are examples of additional measures that should be employed. And seeking shade as much as possible is similarly recommended, especially in Florida where the summer sun is particularly intense. By performing these simple measures, you can best avoid sun-damaged skin while enjoying the best in skin cancer prevention.
The Best Services for Treating Sun-Damaged SkinWhile skin cancer prevention is important, preventing and managing sun-damaged skin is also essential. The sun can cause a number of problems for your skin resulting in premature wrinkles, brown spots, loose skin, and even blotchiness. While protections to prevent “photo-aging” of the skin is the best choice, there are additional measures you can take to manage sun-damaged skin areas. At Skin Deep Skin Care Center, we offer an array of these services. Naturally, making sure your skin stays moisturized, clean, and free of debris is important for preserving healthy skin. But at the same time, several techniques have been proven to reduce wrinkling, age spots, and a loss of skin tone. The following are some of the advanced offerings we provide at Skin Deep Skin Care Center to address skin-damaged skin issues.
- A Variety of Chemical and Non-Chemical Peels – From a resting peel to an Omega Hydra peel, these skin care services help sun-damaged skin by cleansing, moisturizing, and tightening your existing skin. At the same time, these can reduce hyper-pigmented spots. At Skin Deep Skin Care Center, we also offer various non-chemical Korean peels that are highly effective in reducing the effects of the sun.
- Numerous Services for Skin Facials – From relaxation facials using Chakra stones to customized facial services, Skin Deep Skin Care Center can provide the best facial for your unique skin. We also offer face mapping, deep cleansing, exfoliation, extractions, and masques as options depending on your needs.
- Skin Classic Treatments – These skincare services combine cleansing and exfoliation services with Bio-Synthesis LED treatments. The combination is ideal for sun-damaged skin that has irregularities in texture and discolorations. This safe, non-invasive treatment dehydrates such irregularities allowing their removal leaving your skin appearing more youthful.
- Specialized Services for Sun-Damaged Skin – Skin Deep Skin Care Center also offers a range of more specialized services that can treat sun-damaged skin. These include micro-needling treatments to tone the skin and reduce wrinkles. It also includes dermaplaning exfoliation therapy and Korean V-line treatments. These unique skin care services offer additional options to reduce the appearance of sun-damaged skin effects.