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Let’s Leave the Aging to the Wine…

I am the first to admit, I look forward to summer, because I love the sun! I have worshipped the sun as long as I can remember. My dad called me his “little brown berry” because I tanned easily. I was always in the sun, or tanning bed, especially before a big event. I wanted to be the tannest girl in the picture.  I remember my mom telling me to put on sunscreen, wear a hat, and to never go to a tanning bed.  As a teenager, I thought my mom couldn’t possibly know what she was talking about, right?  So now, at the ripe ole age of 33, I’m beginning to rethink my decisions and wishing I could go back and tell my 18 year old self to “listen to your mother and put on the dang sunscreen!”

Why do we need to wear sunscreen? Protection from sunburn and skin cancer is an important reason for wearing sunscreen, but more importantly taking measures to reduce any additional damage from the sun. Your skin can be harmed by constant sun exposure, whether or not you see red. Remember, sunburn is an immediate reaction, but damage from the sun occurs over a lifetime. I know I used to think, since I never burned, I wasn’t doing any damage to my skin. Boy was I wrong, sun exposed grapes eventually turn into raisins!

Now, my days and nights are filled with cleansers, toner, exfoliators, masks and serums because I am trying to erase the damage I have done over the years. Working with our amazing estheticians and physicians, here at The Plastic Surgery Group Skin Care As An Art, I now am confident that my skin will recover and begin to look bright and vibrant again. When you meet with one of our fabulous Skin Care Specialists, they will educate you on the importance of a daily skin care routine, which includes daily application of sunscreen. We have some incredible products here at TPSG, and paired with our amazing skin care treatments like the Hydrafacial MD, you will fall in love with your skin all over again! We carry Obagi, Alastin, Skinceuticals and Elta-MD products, all of which offer a sunscreen that you will fall in love with. I happen to enjoy a good tinted sunscreen, so my favorite, is the Alastin Hydratint Pro Mineral Sunscreen. It gives me the SPF that I need along with a little extra color that I so deeply adore. Whether you are looking for matte, tinted, or pump sunscreen, TPSG has something for everyone.

So, before you head to the beach or the pool to soak up the wonderful days of summer, call us to schedule your complimentary skin care evaluation and receive 20% off any of our sunscreens during the month of June. If you’re looking to start revitalizing your skin, we have an amazing deal on the Rejuvenize Peel, for $150 this month, which includes a post peel kit. If a peel is not your speed, then the Hawaiian Papaya Ultrasonic Facial will help anyone get in the mood for summer. It smells fantastic and feels amazing. You will leave here with pep in your step and ready to take on the day! Call us at 513.791.4440 and we will be happy to help set up your consultation.