Summer time in Denver is upon us. The Mile-High city is used to seeing hotter temperatures and a significant amount of sunlight. However, due to the higher elevation, your skin is more readily exposed to the elements—UV radiation can be 50 percent more intense than it is at sea level.
To help provide our patients with better knowledge about their skin care, we have gathered the following useful tips to help you beat the Colorado sun this summer:
- Stay inside during the hottest hours of the day.
- Drink plenty of water to keep your skin and body hydrated.
- Use sunglasses to prevent damage to your eyes as well as lines and wrinkles around your eyes.
- Apply sunscreen that is broad spectrum and at least SPF 30 several times a day to exposed skin.
- Use SPF lip balm.
- Avoid tanning beds.
- Stay in shade whenever possible.
If you do experience sunburn while in high-altitudes, be sure to get out of the sun and cover the affected skin quickly. You can apply cool compresses and moisturizers high in aloe to help calm the redness and prevent further damage to your skin. If you sustain severe sunburns with blisters and pain, be sure to seek appropriate medical attention to lessen your chances of infection and scarring.
Treatments at Facial Aesthetics
Sometimes the sun is unavoidable. If your skin has the telltale signs of sun damage (lines, wrinkles and dark spots) our team can help. We offer a wide variety of treatments that can help address the damages caused by too much exposure to the sun, including:
Not every treatment is right for every patient. Our team of board-certified surgeons as well as experienced aestheticians will suggest procedures that will deliver the best results.
Call us today to schedule your skin care consultation at 303-377-2868. We care for patients in the Denver, Cherry Creek and surrounding Colorado areas.