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Normal Skin: Protect from UV Exposure

How to Treat

Sun protection is particularly important for skincare regimens with the goal of maintaining skin health, as continued UV exposure will negate the anti-aging benefits that treatments and daily care products have accomplished. One of the main mechanisms involved in preventing ECM changes is to keep free radical production (i.e., ROS, reactive oxygen species) under control. It has been proven that by incorporating SPF and antioxidants into our daily care regimen, we are able to protect against free radical damage.

Everyone is advised to use an SPF of 30 or greater every day on any exposed skin. Remember that the SPF rating of a product only relates to its ability to protect the skin from UVB rays. Patients should always use a product that offers protection from long and short wave UVA rays. PCA SKIN® achieves this broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection with the addition of zinc oxide to its sun protection products. Consider recommending to your patients that they wear protective clothing and wide-brimmed hats, and avoid prolonged UV exposure during the midday hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.