Capitol Vein Blog

Friday, March 18, 2011

Keep Skin Youthful and Prevent Skin Cancer with Daily Sunscreen


I recently attended the International Spa Show in New York City with thousands of other professionals in the cosmetic skin care field. Although it was only 40 degrees, the excitement and enthusiasm for our industry and a few celebrity sightings created a heated atmosphere.

One topic that was consistently reinforced was the need for daily sunscreen. Did you know that one in five Americans will get skin cancer? Or, that one American dies every hour of skin cancer?  UVA rays can actually penetrate through glass, clouds and any other seemingly opaque materials. Areas of skin exposed to UVA rays can be seriously damaged. In the U.S. there are more skin cancers on the left side of our bodies due to solar rays while driving. These statistics are real and research is conclusive, which is why organizations like The American Academy of Dermatology recommend that everyone (regardless of skin type) wear UVA/UVB sunscreen year round.

Capitol Vein & Laser is committed to skin care and the promotion of healthy, great looking skin. Our most popular skin care product line, Obagi Nu-Derm System, is approved by the Skin Cancer Foundation. Obagi's Healthy Skin Protection SPF 35 sunscreen provides heavy protection but it's amazingly light, luxurious texture is amenable for daily use. We also offer Obagi’s new SPF50 sunscreen, which has extra UVA protection with the highest PA rating, PA+++. In addition to the sun-blocking benefits, Obagi products help correct signs of premature skin aging by improving tone, regulating pigmentation and stimulating collagen production.  Read more at obagi.com.

If you have any questions or comments, I’d love to hear from you. Please add your comments below or email me directly at Marcia@mycvl.com.

2 comments :

sue ingram said...

It's really good to see spas being so much more vocal about sunscreen use. Also, the use of sunscreens with both UVA and UVB protection. And GOOD UVA protection, not just any small amount alongside extra high UVB protection.

Dr. Rosenberg said...

Thanks for the comments. There was just an article in a medical journal that discussed the recent findings of melanomas in younger patients, probably related to excessive sun exposure without proper sunscreen.

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