As summer approaches, it is inevitable that we will be spending more time outdoors in the sun. Protecting our skin from harmful UV rays will not only prevent premature signs of aging, it will help prevent sun damage that can lead to skin cancer. Since May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, Skin Care Institute wants to share the importance of sun protection and prevention!
Sun damage doesn’t end once you’re out of the sun. According to a recent study, scientists have found that UV damage continues three to four hours after leaving the sun or tanning bed. The best ways to avoid this are to reapply sun block as needed, cover up with clothing and sit in a shaded or covered area. Help protect your skin with our “Rain or Shine” special! Receive a free umbrella and Elta MD sunscreen when you purchase a photofacial at Skin Care Institute. A Tulsa photofacial helps to improve the appearance of visible sun damage on the surface of the skin, however it is also important to think about the damage occurring beneath the skin’s surface.
It is essential to get skin cancer screenings to detect any damage that could potentially be cancerous. Alexander Dermatology, led by the Medical Director of Skin Care Institute, Dr. Jeff Alexander, is located in the same building as Skin Care Institute. Alexander Dermatology can educate clients on skin cancer prevention, as well as perform skin cancer screenings. And as you know, we strongly discourage the use of tanning beds. If you feel the urge to get a better summer glow, try Airbrush Tanning at Skin Care Institute!
Celebrate Skin Cancer Awareness Month this May by protecting yourself against sun damage!
Contact Skin Care Institute at 918.948.9639 to schedule a Photofacial consultation and to take advantage of our Rain or Shine special or for more information about Airbrush Tanning and skin cancer screenings at Alexander Dermatology!