Secret to a Picture Perfect Face
Summer means vacations, special events, weddings and photographs. How do you keep a picture perfect face?
First and foremost is keeping your face protected from the sun. Sunscreen with an SPF greater than 35 will keep your face clear of brown spots, freckles and peeling sunburns. This has long-term benefits by preventing sun damage and skin cancer, but also helps the appearance of the face immediately by decreasing the amount of brown spots that form. Additionally, the sun exposure will cause blood vessels to grow. By protecting your face from the sun, you’ll see a decrease in those red lines and blotches on the nose and cheeks.
The second best piece of advice is to wear a wide brim hat. Hats with a brim larger than four inches will protect the face and neck from unwanted sun exposure. Combined with sunglasses (the third best piece of advice), this will prevent squinting that causes lines around the eyes and forehead to etch. This has the short-term benefit of making you look better now and the long-term benefit of preventing those squinting lines later.
A makeup containing titanium and zinc oxide will keep the skin even. These are mostly water- and sweat-proof. My favorite is Shiseido’s Urban Environment UV Protection Cream – SPF 40. This is non-comedogenic (meaning it won’t cause acne), and gives the skin a nice, even tone and texture. It can also minimize the appearance of pores with its matte coverage. As an added benefit, it doesn’t feel oily or greasy on the skin.
Lastly, there is still time to have laser for brown and red areas of the face before your first summer event. Call Janiga MDs and schedule a laser consultation.
~ Dr. Jennifer Janiga