Many people like to enjoy a little fun in the sun every now and again. Whether it’s on the court, at the beach, or just enjoying the outdoors, soaking up some sun can be good for our health. However, too much exposure can be dangerous. Dr. Shibayama offers EltaMD™ as a solution to protect your skin against sun damage from extensive UV exposure.
Dr. Nancy Shibayama has been a well known and respected physician in Auburn, California, for more than two decades. She offers the most recent advancements in aesthetic medicine and leads her medical staff in helping you achieve your goals of younger-looking skin. Contact us today to schedule a consultation appointment and learn how our services can help you feel great about the way you look!
What is EltaMD™?
EltaMD™ is a line of sun care products Dr. Shibayama offers to help protect the skin from exposure to Ultraviolet (UV) rays. This array of preventative solutions includes an entire spectrum of formulas for different skin types and unique needs. Unlike many sunscreens out there, EltaMD™ sun care products are affordable. Upon application, patients can detect the elegant feel of these products on their skin. To learn more about this exceptional sun care line, consult with our medical staff today!
How EltaMD™ products work?
Zinc is known to be more photostable than some chemical ingredients in most sunscreens. That is why EltaMD™ sun care products all contain zinc oxide, which is a natural mineral compound that is safe for all skin types, regardless of how sensitive your skin may be. Zinc sunscreens block a very broad spectrum of UVA and UVB rays, protecting the skin from burning, premature aging from sun damage, and skin cancer.
Some important information about the sun:
- The sun causes 90% of all skin cancers
- 70-80% of the sun’s ultraviolet rays can penetrate the clouds. As such, overcast days are not much safer than those that are sunny
- The sun weakens the immune system, reducing your defense against infection
- The sun is about 80% stronger when reflected off sand and snow.
- The sun’s rays increase in intensity around 4% for every 1,000-foot rise in altitude
- It’s better to get engaged in sports before 10 a.m. and after 4 p.m.
- Try to avoid being out at high noon, as UV rays are strongest at this time
- In general, kids can get all the vitamin D they need for strong bones from fortified milk, salmon, vitamin supplements and/or brief, casual sun exposure.
For all your sun care needs, EltaMD™ is an excellent line of products to help prevent sun damage, burning, and even skin cancer. Contact us today to schedule a consultation appointment and learn more about EltaMD™!