Five Ways to Protect Your Skin This Summer

Summer’s here! It’s time to go swimming, spend plenty of time in the sun, and participate in all your favorite outdoor activities. Unfortunately, it’s also the time when your skin takes a beating. Sunburn, sweat, pool chemicals, and a host of other things can cause serious damage to your skin, making you look older and even increasing your risk of skin cancer. To help you out, we’ve put together a helpful list of five ways to protect your skin in the summer months.

  1. Wear sunscreen! Ok, we know this is a no-brainer, but it’s so important that it bears repeating. Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed form of cancer, and many cases could be prevented if people remembered this important tip. Use a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30, and apply it at least 20 minutes before you go outside. Don’t forget your ears, lips, and hands, and don’t forget to reapply.
  2. Wear protective clothing. Certain materials are better for sun protection than others. Wearing unbleached cotton, thin silk, and polyester can block harmful UV rays, and dark fabric absorbs UV rays instead of reflecting them back onto your body.
  3. Get plenty of sleep. We think of summer as a laid back time of year, but when we start running around to pool parties, barbeques, family reunions, and road trips, summer can be busier than the rest of the year. When you don’t get enough sleep, your body releases a hormone that can lead to acne. By getting your eight hours, you’ll not only feel and function better, your skin will look better, too.
  4. Protect your skin from chlorine. Pool chemicals can seriously dry out your skin. Apply waterproof sunscreen or pre-swim lotion before swimming, and shower off immediately after getting out of the pool to avoid the worst of the effects.

Take care of damaged skin. Ok, so hopefully you actually put on the sunscreen, but if you didn’t, make sure to take care of sunburns. Apply cooling gels and aloe vera lotions at the first signs of a sunburn, and remember to get a yearly skin exam to check for any early signs of skin cancer.

By taking care of your skin this summer, you can keep it looking fresh and healthy. After all, summer’s a time for relaxing and rejuvenation. Shouldn’t your skin be rejuvenated, too?

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Hadas Menashe
2020-09-18
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I started going to Bradford Skin Clinic because of Alex my injecting nurse. She started there recently (but has many years of experience). It’s a beautiful and clean place with professional service. If it’s Botox or filler for my lips, Alex was always gentle and patient. I love that she is 💯% honest with me and will always stop me from making bad decisions in regards to my face! LoL!
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Elisabeth Isakov
2020-09-17
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I started seeing Alex and I am amazed at the results I have seen already. The services and products Alex has recommended for me have changed my skin so much in the past few months. I am so thankful to have found such a knowledgeable professional!
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Ilona Petrenko
2020-09-17
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I have been getting my Botox injection with Alex for the last two years, I initially met her in her Vaughan clinic and yesterday had the pleasure of visiting her location in Bradford, the place is so lovely clean modern and professional and the staff there is amazing :)
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Kristine Viegas
2020-04-26
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Natalie Hartley
2020-03-15
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Just had my very first ever micro-needling experience and in 24 hours utterly FANTASTIC results which will get even better over the next few weeks. Love that Jess talked me through the entire experience prior, loved that she focused in on the need areas and was diligent about her technique and maximizing the needles depth and range where appropriate. A day later my skin is smoother, pores already diminishing, fine line disappearing. I loved this treatment and highly recommend!
Christopher Stark
Christopher Stark
2020-01-07
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Cathy Hamilton
2019-01-30
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Margaret Joyce Crognale
2018-12-07
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I got my first ever peel 3 weeks ago and started using a cleanser and moisturizer that Mia recommended to me. Within a couple of days I noticed a big difference in the way my skin looked and felt. I also HAD a lot of facial veins that I was very embarrassed by. Mia suggested a photo rejuvenation for broken capillaries and we scheduled it for the following week. I went in with a feeling like oh well let see what this can do as I had been living with this for so long I wasn’t sure anything would help. 20 minutes later about 80% was gone and within about 3 days another 10% was gone with 1 treatment! That was a week ago yesterday. I went to the open house yesterday with no make up on so I could show Mia, Ashley and Jessica what they did for me. I am so thankful and grateful. I will definitely be back soon for another treatment and continued maintenance. The clinic is beautifully decorated and spotless clean. The owner and staff are amazing women and so welcoming. I highly recommend Bradford Skin Clinic.
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Sheri McGrath
2018-11-26
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Allana Cosby
2018-11-18
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