Which skincare products help prevent skin cancer?
Imagine yourself lounging on the beach, soaking up the sun, and enjoying the warm, golden rays. We all know that these rays are harmful to our skin, but it can be easy to forget when you’re too busy enjoying the moment. The truth of the matter is skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, and exposure to the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays is a significant risk factor. Other risk factors include a history of sunburns, fair skin, and a family history of skin cancer. Don't fret, though; we've got you covered (literally)! Here are four skincare products and treatments that can help prevent skin cancer when used in combination with sun protection, like barrier protection (hats, long sleeves, etc.) and sun avoidance.
1. Broad-spectrum sunscreen
This is your ultimate skin protector, shielding you from harmful UV radiation. Choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher, which provides protection against both UVA and UVB rays, like LaserAway Beauty BFF SPF Broad Spectrum Sunscreen Face & Body. Remember, consistency is key. Make sure to apply it generously and reapply every two hours or after swimming or sweating. Your skin will thank you!
2. Vitamin C
Give your skin a little extra love with products containing Vitamin C, like LaserAway Beauty Wake Me Up Firming Vitamin C Day Serum. This powerful antioxidant helps fight off free radicals and strengthens your skin's natural defenses, giving you that bright and firm complexion you've always wanted. Vitamin C not only neutralizes free radicals but also protects your skin from environmental damage. Win-win!
Retinol is the superhero of skincare. This antioxidant swoops in to save your skin from sun damage by speeding up cellular turnover, and it can also fix existing sun damage. Check out LaserAway Beauty My Hero Retinol Repair Night Serum which repairs and recharges the skin while you sleep. But be careful — even superheroes have their weaknesses. Retinol can make your skin more sensitive to the sun, so ensure you're diligent with your SPF and avoid direct sun exposure when using retinol-based skincare products.
4. Laser skin rejuvenation
When it comes to existing sun damage, laser skin rejuvenation treatments, like Clear + Brilliant and IPL photofacials, can help reduce discoloration and improve your skin's appearance. But remember, these treatments are most effective when paired with a daily SPF routine. Bonus: you can use a dark spot corrector, like LaserAway Beauty Non-Rx Lighten Up Hydroquinone-Free Dark Spot Corrector, in addition to these treatments to help fade discoloration even more!
Reduce your risk of skin cancer with the right products and treatments
With the right skincare products and treatments, you can keep your skin healthy and vibrant while reducing your risk of skin cancer. Always use high-quality skincare products, like the dermatologist-developed LaserAway Beauty line, and choose a reputable provider for your skin treatments. LaserAway is the nation’s leading aesthetic dermatological provider, where all treatments are performed by registered nurses, nurse practitioners, or physician associates, so you can rest assured you’re in good hands. So, go ahead and enjoy the sun (responsibly, of course), knowing that you're well-equipped to protect your skin from harm.