We all know that sunscreen is vital to skin health, but many may not consider it to be a true anti-aging product. In fact, it is the most important age control product available to the skin care professional. Above retinoids, vitamin C and alpha hydroxy acids, which undoubtedly improve the appearance of aging skin, sunscreen can singlehandedly prevent damage from occurring.
As summer fades, it is critical to remember the importance of year-round sunscreen use. Remember that unlike UVB, the sun’s UVA (responsible for aging) rays’ strength remains constant throughout the day and throughout the year. These rays are able to penetrate through clouds and windows and their effects target everyone, regardless of skin type, tone or condition. Many patients have an “it won’t happen to me” mentality when it comes to skin cancer, but most are frightened of the inevitable aging process. This fall, change your way of thinking about preventing and treating visible aging: year-round daily use of broad spectrum sunscreen.
The suite of PCA SKIN sun protection formulas is truly revolutionary. The virtually undetectable Weightless Protection Broad Spectrum SPF 45 for oily, acneic skin; Perfecting Protection Broad Spectrum SPF 30 for post-procedure care and those prone to uneven skin tone; Protecting Hydrator Broad Spectrum SPF 30 for normal to oily skin; Hydrator Plus Broad Spectrum SPF 30 for normal to dry skin and Active Broad Spectrum SPF 45: Water Resistant for use during outdoor activities. Their combination of ultra-sheer, micronized zinc oxide and octinoxate provide unsurpassed broad spectrum UVA/UVB coverage. Milk thistle-derived silybin and caffeine inhibit the formation of sunburn cells, reduce free radical damage and destroy damaged keratinocytes. PCA SKIN has perfected year-round protection.