How to Use Sunscreen (The Right Way)

How to Use Sunscreen The Right Way by Neu Look Med Spa and Skin Center

The Importance of Using Sunscreen Properly

The popularity of sunscreen is becoming evidently more apparent as people are seeing the effects of sun damage and skin cancer from their younger years. Nurse Practitioner Gita Izadi at Neu Look Med Spa is very adamant about the education of protecting skin from the harmful UVA and UVB rays. We offer many different treatment options such as laser treatments and chemical peels but prevention is the best method for keeping an even complexion.

A healthy skincare routine involves the appropriate cleaner for your skin, toner or astringent, serum, eye cream and moisturizer along with a weekly exfoliant. As we age we add in retinol which is one of the most incredible skincare discoveries in history but only if used correctly with a good moisturizer and sunscreen. Retinol makes you more subjectable to sunlight due to the deep exfoliation it provides. To get maximize the anti-aging results of any retinol, you need sunscreen to combat the sun damage that can occur from exposure. All skin types and tones are at risk for damage and skin cancer.

Obagi’s Sun Shield

At Neu Look Med Spa we retail a product by OBAGI called Sun Shield that does exactly what the name suggests. This is a daily sunscreen that is great for both men and women with an SPF of 50. It is hydrating without being heavy and wears perfectly under make-up. It has a Zinc Oxide concentrate of 10.5% and Octinoxate percentage of 7.5% along with other active ingredients that prevent damage. OBAGI states, “this sunscreen combines UVB absorption and UVA protection in an elegant, matte finish that is non-comedogenic, hypoallergenic, non-acnegenic, and dermatologist tested.” The Skin and Cancer Foundation approved this sunscreen as an effective broad spectrum protection.

SkinCeuticals Sunscreen

SkinCeuticals is another common brand that is known for their medical grade sunscreen and sold at Neu Look Med Spa. Physical Fusion UV Defense has an SPF of 50 and is water and sweat resistant. It also has UVA/UVB protective fluid to enhance your natural skin tone while remaining paraben and chemical free. It has a percentage of 5% Zinc Oxide and 6% Titanium Dioxide. This sunscreen can be used daily and is also perfect for all ages and gender neutral. It also wears perfectly under make-up for women.

Sunscreen Mineral Powers by Colorscience

If a liquid sunscreen is something you cannot get used to using every day, we at Neu look Med Spa and Skin also retail sunscreen mineral powers by Colorescience. With an SPF of 50 these powders come in a brush on container or a compact for convenience. You will get just as much protection and these are perfect for reapplying over make-up throughout the day – which is suggested for maximum protection against the UVA and UVB rays. This hypoallergenic powder contains 22.5% Titanium Dioxide and 22.5% Zinc Oxide. There are many options for sunscreen so you should always be protected.

Revision Skin Care’s Intellishade Sunscreen

Another line that we retail at Neu look is Revision skin care. Revision has Intellishade original and Matte which is an anti-aging tinted daily moisturizer. The Itellishade has SPF 45, UVA and UVB protection.

How to use sunscreen and tips:

  • Apply sunscreen in the morning as the last step in your skincare routine.
  • Try to apply your SPF at least 15 minutes before exposure to ensure it has had time to penetrate into your skin.
  • Re-apply throughout the day if you are not wearing make-up, and if you are wearing the make up use the Colorscience powder.
  • For Make Up Select Jane Iradale Poweders that has SPF for extra protection.

Stop by Neu Look Med Spa today to pick up your favorite choice of sunscreen or call us at (858) 538-5665.

Edited by Gita Izadi, Nurse Practitioner

Serum 15 AOX+

Gita Izadi SkinCeuticals

Serum 15 AOX+ | SkinCeuticals San Diego | Neu Look Med Spa

Skin Ceuticals | Serum 15 AOX+ | Neu Look Med Spa

Serum 15 AOX+

Designed for all skin types but the most sensitive to restore healthy looking skin, Serum 15 AOX+ neutralizes free radicals, defends against environmental damage, and helps prevent accelerated aging.*

  • Helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, neutralizes free radicals, defends against environmental collagen synthesis
  • Using Duke-patented vitamin C technology, this serum delivers 15% L-ascorbic acid to the skin
  • Once absorbed, this serum can’t be washed or rubbed off. It remains effective for a minimum of 72 hours, making it an excellent addition to sunscreen*

Reset + Redensify

Gita Izadi SkinCeuticals

Reset + Redensify | SkinCeuticals San Diego | Neu Look Med Spa

Skin Ceuticals | Reset + Redensify | Neu Look Med Spa

Reset + Redensify

A.G.E. Interrupter is specifically formulated to add volume to skin’s framework to improve the creping, thinning appearance of mature skin caused by intrinsic aging processes such as glycation. C E Ferulic® is a revolutionary antioxidant combination that strengthens skin’s natural defenses and repair mechanisms – neutralizing free radicals and boosting collagen synthesis – to offer unmatched protection against photoaging.*

  • Blueberry extract in A.G.E. Interrupter (1.7 oz) slows down the process of advanced glycation end-product (A.G.E.) formation, preventing collagen and elastin fibers from becoming rigid
  • Proxylane™ in A.G.E. Interrupter stimulates GAG synthesis, restoring water and nutrients to the dermal-epidermal junction
  • C E Ferulic (0.5 oz) provides advanced environmental protection against UVA, UVB and infrared radiation A and stimulates collagen synthesis to improve signs of aging*

 

Redness Neutralizer

Gita Izadi SkinCeuticals

Redness Neutralizer | SkinCeuticals San Diego | Neu Look Med Spa

Skin Ceuticals | Redness Neutralizer | Neu Look Med Spa

Redness Neutralizer

Formulated with patent-pending NeuroMed Complex, Redness Neutralizer prevents and corrects redness associated with rosacea by combating environmental triggers and interrupting the inflammation cascade while protecting the skin’s barrier.

  • Minimizes redness flare-ups by controlling hyper-reactivity to environmental triggers
  • Cools skin temperature, ideal for rosacea as well as sensitive skin types and conditions*
  • Down-regulates pro-inflammatory mediators to reduce inflammation that leads to redness and flushing
  • Clinically proven to improve skin smoothness and radiance*
  • Paraben-Free, Fragrance-Free, Silicone-Free, Dye-Free, Alcohol-Free, and Non-Comedogenic

 

Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50

Gita Izadi SkinCeuticals

Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50 | SkinCeuticals San Diego | Neu Look Med Spa

Skin Ceuticals | Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50 | Neu Look Med Spa

Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50

This groundbreaking, weightless, 100% physical sunscreen provides water-resistant broad spectrum protection with transparent titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. Enhanced with artemia salina, a plankton extract, this lightweight sunscreen increases skin defenses and resistance to UV and heat stress. Color-infused technology enhances natural skin tone and boosts daily radiance.*

  • Sheer, universal tint adaptable to all skin tones boosts radiance for a more even, luminous complexion
  • Water-resistant for 40 minutes*
  • All-physical, broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection*
  • Increases skin defenses and resistance to UV and heat stress based on in-vitro testing
  • Paraben-free and non-comedogenic

 

LHA Cleansing Gel

Gita Izadi SkinCeuticals

LHA Cleansing Gel | SkinCeuticals San Diego | Neu Look Med Spa

Skin Ceuticals | LHA Cleansing Gel | Neu Look Med Spa

LHA Cleansing Gel

Designed for aging skin prone to breakouts, LHA Cleansing Gel combines potent cleansing agents with LHA, glycolic acid and salicylic acid to decongest pores, smooth irregularities and brighten skin.

  • Provides even exfoliation to unclog pores
  • LHA diminishes surface indicators of age including discoloration, fine lines, wrinkles, and rough texture
  • Removes excess oils and makeup
  • Helps refine the appearance of pores
  • Helps reduce breakouts