Sun Exposure: Love Me or Love Me Not…

Sun Exposure: Love Me or Love Me Not…

So spring is around the corner…as a new season comes and weather patterns change, so does our skin and its requirements. Just as the flowers start to bloom around us, we are ready to come out of our caves and enjoy the spring dance and colorful show. In the process, our skin is subject to new influences. For example, in the winter, we are subject to drier spaces and climate, so it’s best to avoid gel cleansers unlike in the summer. By the same token, the moisturizers we use on the face in the winter are made to retain moisture and trap it in the skin, rather than to let it evaporate and to let the cells breath as in late spring and summer. So this leads us to sun exposure…

Everywhere we go, we are told to protect our skin from the harmful effects of the sun, and while this is true, limited sun exposure is necessary along with an intact skin barrier that will allow us to produce the optimal levels of Vitamin D that we need. Our skin is a Vitamin D factory and, believe it or not, even in tropical climates, Vitamin D deficiency is quite common. Vitamin D is not only important to successful treatment outcomes, but its lack can result in increased sensitivity, acne and chronic dryness. Vitamin D deficiency is associated with increased autoimmunity and susceptibility to infection, as it modulates specific immune responses. Thereby, its presence can help reduce our risk for skin cancer, inflammation and erythema. 

So make sure your factory of Vitamin D is open this spring. If you have any questions, please call us at 305-356-7402 or email us at info@medaestheticsmiami.com. Please remember, “Our Promise Is More Than Beauty.”