With the summer season now in full swing, many South Floridians and vacationers will be heading to the sunny sands of the beach to enjoy the sunshine and perfect their summer suntan. Because the South Florida sunshine can cause damaging long term effects, most Miami Beach dermatologists will stress the importance of proper summer skin care. However, there’s more to skin protection during the summer than just sunscreen.
Besides ensuring you’re using sunscreen with an effective SPF of thirty or higher, also make sure to wear some clothing. You likely won’t be wearing shirts while sunbathing but a hat to prevent scalp burns and a good pair of sunglasses with UV protection to prevent cataracts and vision damage can go a long way in reducing the damaging effects of the sun’s rays.
Even if you have no intention of going to the sands of Miami Beach, wearing sunscreen when you’re out and about on Lincoln Road or Ocean Drive will assist in protecting your skin and maintaining a more youthful appearance while still soaking in that all important vitamin D.