WHICH SUNSCREEN IS RIGHT FOR ME?
Summer is almost upon us, and with that, comes increased sun exposure. Sunscreens protect the skin by preventing and minimizing the damaging effects of ultraviolet (UV) rays of the sun. These damaging effects can cause not only sunburns but skin cancer, pigmented spots, premature aging, and wrinkles. We all know that this is beneficial, but with all the available choices and different sunscreen formulations and brands, how do you pick what’s right for you?
If you’re like most people, too many choices can confound you, give you anxiety, and you end up just giving up and not even choosing anything, or worse, make an uninformed decision. But fear not, dear reader, I have the solution for you! I have broken down the science of sunscreen to a more palatable and understandable way.
As one of the millions of Americans who suffer from rosacea, I know first hand how impactful it can be to your quality of life. Your skin looks red, feels tight, itching, burning, painful, dry yet oily at the same time, and sometimes you can even have bumps all over. It affects your self-confidence and makes you feel not only physically miserable, but makes you not feel so good on the inside as well. So, I wanna delve more into it: what causes rosacea, what patients can do on their own to make their lives better and decrease flare-ups, but also which products I use and love when I have a rosacea breakout.
A lot of people have asked for recommendations regarding skincare products. With my job in Cosmetic Dermatology, I am fortunate enough to be able to get and try different skincare products. In Part 1, I will be discussing the best facial cleansers, toners, moisturizers, and sunscreens. Here are a few of my faves:
When you work at one of the premier cosmetic dermatology practices in the country (and likely the world), the perks are simply amazing! We had a beauty day at work a few days ago and it was a ton of fun! All of the girls were able to enjoy a mini-facial using PCA products, be given on-fleek eyebrows by Diane, bask in a make-up session by Jane Iredale make-up guru, Effie, get our hair did, and receive a ton of beauty giveaways.