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Dr. Irwin, I am at the moment not utilizing a vitamin C serum on my face as a part of my skincare routine, however I maintain listening to concerning the significance of utilizing it together with my sunscreen and face cream. Is including this product to my arsenal of anti-aging pores and skin merchandise important and if that’s the case, what ought to I search for in a vitamin C serum? Thanks on your time and assist.

Let’s begin with the premise that none of will be good at this in summer time, and that we’re not attempting to maintain each ray of UV off our pores and skin. That could possibly be a recipe for frustration! And…we don’t wish to reside in caves, so, let’s do the very best we will.

Give it some thought this manner. Solar/UV harm is cumulative. Your pores and skin is a like a cup; as you obtain extra solar/UV rays, it should begin to get full. First, we see small modifications of purple and brown blotchiness (and sure, freckles depend right here). Then we begin to see texture modifications…slight yellowing, coarser texture and advantageous wrinkles. After that, it’s deeper wrinkles, leathery or very blotchy pores and skin, precancerous after which pores and skin most cancers. I’m actually not attempting to be miserable right here. Simply have a look at the completely different areas of your pores and skin and do a fast evaluation. Are you at 50%, 75%, 100% (you have already got had pores and skin cancers) full? Additionally, know that different physique elements shall be completely different.

For instance, my face, neck and chest are good for my age, my arms have a contact extra solar harm, and the backs of my shoulders have fairly a bit extra — as a result of I can by no means appear to succeed in far sufficient again — and I like racer-back tops. Keep in mind, the most typical web site for melanoma in girls is the legs!

Attempt the following pointers for additional assist with solar harm, pores and skin magnificence and pores and skin most cancers safety.

  • Physique:  Always remember that solar protecting clothes works higher than sunscreen. Suppose mild footless tights beneath a bikini backside or maillot, or a solar shirt from REI or, or swim gloves for the backs of the palms in case you’re a swimmer, for instance.
  • Physique:  Waterproof, sweat proof and excessive zinc is the important thing. If I’m actually going to be out, I’ll use a cheap drugstore Sport sunscreen after which layer over key areas (like chest, shoulders, backs of palms, and so forth) with excessive (10-20%) waterproof, sweat proof zinc oxide.
  • Face:  Hats – I’m in love with Filson hats proper now… However any hat is healthier than no hat.
  • Face:  That water/sweat resistant excessive zinc sunscreen could look very white and chalky for all of 5 minutes. Most soak up rapidly and you’ll put a tinted moisturizer or make-up over them to provide you extra colour.
  • Face:  Double sunscreen your nostril, ears if not lined by hair, sides of the face and lips. These are essentially the most in danger for pores and skin cancers and get missed.
  • Face:  Lips – be sure to’re not simply utilizing lip balm; discover a excessive zinc one.
  • Face:  Persistently scaly locations in your lips aren’t simply chapped lips, they’re usually precancerous spots. Please get these checked!


I Hope this Helps,

Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD
Founding father of SkinTour
Comply with my pores and skin suggestions and travels on Instagram!


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