The Importance of Sun Protection

The Importance of Sun Protection

Sun protection is very important for people of all ages, and all skin tones. Exposure to UV radiation is the leading cause of skin cancer. There are two types of UV rays: UVA and UVB. UVA rays cause skin wrinkling and aging, and can cause skin cancer, such as melanoma. UVA rays can pass though glass, and make up the majority of our sun exposure. UVB rays do not penetrate through glass, but do cause sunburns, and are more closely linked with the development of skin cancer and melanoma. It is important to protect your skin from both UVA and UVB radiation. At Allegany Plastic Surgery, we offer ZO skin care products to help you with your skin protection needs. ZO Skin Health offers an array of products to help to protect your skin, which provide a broad spectrum UVA/UVB defense. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Oclipse® Sunscreen + Primer SPF 30, which provides UVA/UVB defense with a tint and matte finish.
  • Oclipse-C™ Broad-Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 50, which helps to minimize the damage of UVA, UVB, and HEV light.
  • Oclipse® Smart Tone SPF 50, which offers UVA/UVB protection, as well as a sheer tinted primer.
  • Oclipse® Sun Spray SPF 50, which provides UVA/UVB protection using an all-angle spray system.

As the weather gets warmer and spring break approaches, it is important to remember to take steps to protect your skin. Even on cloudy days, you should always wear an SPF to protect your skin from the harmful rays. To learn more about these products, visit www.zoskinhealth.com, or discuss your skincare options with the professionals at Allegany Plastic Surgery.

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