As most of us know, the game of golf is a great way to improve your health and stay fit. Not only does being active help us feel better, but it can also help us look better. However, being outdoors for more than 45 minutes a day can put your skin at serious risk for premature aging and more serious skin disorders. Dr. Dennis Bucko, director of the BELLADERMA Cosmetic Surgery & Skincare Center, suggests getting into the routine of using products and treatments that care optimally for your skin. Follow these tips to achieve BELLADERMA, “beautiful skin”, and begin your journey to healthier skin.
Tip #1: Cleanse When you are active outdoors, sweat, which eliminates toxins from the body, and environmental pollution can sit on the surface of the skin. Without effective cleansing, these toxins are absorbed into the skin during the natural process of cellular turnover creating problems such as acne, clogged pores and inhibit your skin’s overall health and immunity. It is essential to provide your skin with a deep cleanse that also provides the nutrients and ingredients it needs for optimal performance.
Tip # 2: Protect Being outdoors, you are exposed to the full spectrum of harmful rays from the sun and other free radicals. The most common sunscreens contain chemical sun filters that stop UV damage by absorbing UV rays. Most of these chemicals can absorb into the skin increasing the chance of irritation. Since chemical filters only partially protect your skin from the full UV spectrum, Dr. Bucko recommends using a broad-spectrum, physical block containing zinc oxide which is both therapeutic and contains the physical protective barrier against the FULL range of UVA and UVB rays.
Tip #3: Prevent Your skin is at risk of pre-mature aging as you spend more time than most out in the elements. Even broad-spectrum sunscreens only block about half of the damaging free radicals created by UV rays. Using topical antioxidant serums, along with your sunscreen, will strengthen your skin’s natural defense system to decrease UV-induced free radical formation. By helping protect the epidermal and dermal layers from the inside, antioxidants provide the most complete photo-aging protection.
Tip #4: Correct Several years of sun exposure causes increased pigmentation and vascular changes such as broken blood vessels. Dr. Bucko recommends using a combination of products and treatments to correct pigmentation at the cellular level, giving your skin a more even tone. Products containing hydroquinone and treatments such as peels and photo-rejuvenation can help to lighten unwanted age-spots caused by the sun.
Tip #5: Finishing Touch You still want to look your best, even when being active. Dr. Bucko recommends using mineral make-up to enhance your healthy glow. Most other make-up contains toxic chemicals that will sit on the skin, and when combined with sweat, cause acne breakouts and other skin irritations. Look for a Mineral Make-up that is sweat-proof and contains an SPF to provide the perfect protective barrier while enhancing the way you look!
To hear more about Dr. Bucko’s recommendations for skincare, join us at our Signature Golf Event where he will be the guest speaker on Wednesday, May 8th at the Country Club of Rancho Bernardo. Visit www: drbucko.com for more information