There are some things that you want to come back with after spring break vacation like a tan and a brain full of new, fun memories. However, there are other things like sunspots and hangovers, that you don’t want to come back with. To help you avoid coming back with more sunspots on your skin than you know what to do with, we have created a list of a few things that you can do.
Avoid Skin Treatments Beforehand
Even though chemical peels and laser treatments can help you get rid of existing sunspots, they can also make your skin a lot more sensitive to sun damage. In fact, one of the things that we tell our patients after they get chemical peels or laser is to stay out of the sun while their skin heels. Our recommendation? Before you head to the beach or somewhere warm for spring break, avoid getting any of these treatments done. Instead, schedule them for when you come back into town.
Lather Up with a Broad-Spectrum Sunscreen
If you’re going to pack one thing with you in your beach bag, make it a broad-spectrum sunscreen. Broad spectrum sunscreens are designed to shield your skin from both UVA and UVB rays which means that you will have less of a chance of getting more sunspots and sunburns. To make sure that you get the most out of your sunscreen, though, reapply it every two to three hours.
Wear a Hat
In addition to wearing sunscreen, don’t head outside unless you have a hat. This extra layer of protection is another great way to prevent you from getting more sunspots. Just make sure that your hat is wide enough to cover all angles of your face.
If you have existing sunspots that you want to get rid of, then schedule an appointment with us to get a laser procedure done. To learn more, contact our Washington DC office and call us at 202-785-4187.