Here is our number over-all Sarasota Strategies for avoiding damage to our skin.  Here at Altiora, we are starting our campaign against traditional sunbathing early:  We avoid endangering our skin with the sun now.  Then by the high heat of summer, we will have created the perfect habits.  And as we schedule our Sarasota swimming, tennis and other outdoor activities, our finely tuned sun habits will protect us.  We’ll avoid sun damage to our skin.  Now and later.   In the hottest part of the season.

 Strategies 1.  Avoid the Melanoma and Sun Damage Hours!

Strategies for Protecting your Skin: Altiora Plastic Surgery and Med-Spa wants you to know

Have Fun in the Sun, But Protect Your Skin with Melanin Shade.

Sarasota Clock Watchers, Attention:  Stay out of the sun when it is strongest (between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.)  Even during safer hours, you can also use your beach umbrella as more than an icon of the Summer.  It gives you shade and some protection from the damaging rays of the sun.  So, choose the shade, and use your sunscreen, even in the shade.

Strategies 2.  Change Your Style:

We hope you will soon be picking up some of Altiora’s Melanin Shade for your sunscreen.  Likewise, we know you’ll be spending some time here at St. Armands Circle selecting a perfect swimsuit. It might seem unusual in the midst of a skincare blog, but we have some fashion advice:

We’ve seen some gauzy long skirts, sweeping palazzo pants and bell-sleeved suit cover-ups in deep colors.  We hope you will invest in your skin by protecting it with one of these long, lovely garments.  Of course, our point is not really style.  We are concerned about the critical importance of covering up the exposed parts of your skin.

  Strategies # 3″  Get Your Head in the Game—the Anti-Sun Skin Damage Game!

Choose a stylish hat with a wide brim that extends all the way around the crown.  It will protect your face, head, ears, and neck.  Remember that the rays of the sun can penetrate a lacey straw brim.  We recommend a canvas hat for UV protection.  Like your clothing, find a darker color.  It gives more protection than a light color.  Even though you feel protected by your hat, apply your sunscreen.

 Strategies # 4:  Shield Your Eyes:  They can get Sun-burned Just Like Your Skin.

Sun Damage can cause deadly cancer.

Use Your Sunscreen Often. It Only Works When You Use It

Those stylish wrap-around sunglasses are a better investment than you think!  The proper pair can protect your tender eye area from close to 100% of both UVA and UVB rays.  A special bonus is a protection against cataracts also afforded by such lenses.

Strategies # 5:  Be Sunscreen Smart:

No sunscreen helps if it stays in a beach-bag.  Apply your sunscreen on all exposed areas of your skin.  A  And use a liberal amount of it.  Re-application is as important as buying a good brand. Always re-apply it after swimming or sweating or using a towel.

 Strategies # 6 Tans are Sun-Damage Just Say “No!” To A New Trend:

Run away from tanning beds, tanning booths, sunlamps, and all types of indoor tanning.
“Indoor tanning has been linked with skin cancers including melanoma (the deadliest type of skin cancer), squamous cell carcinoma, and cancers of the eye (ocular melanoma).”

The pursuit of perfect golden-bronze skin has spawned a fad for indoor tanning. This cultural phenomenon has dismayed

Altiora Plastic Surgery wants you to know how to protect your skin from the ravages of the sun.

Hats Can Be Mysterious, But They Can Also Protect You From the Sun. Wear Protective Clothes.

dermatologists worldwide.   The price of that toasted color is paid in skin cancer, premature skin aging, wrinkles and ugly age spots.  And none of these are fashionable.

Did you know that your skin could cover 21 square feet?  It might weigh as much as nine pounds, and it might hold as many as 11 miles of blood vessels.

At Altiora we hope you take the above stylish anti-sun damage strategies and tips to heart.  As we said at the beginning of this blog, our goal is to create good skin protection habits.

They will help you to protect every cell from the dangerous rays of the sun. Used together, these strategies give you a powerful arsenal of defensive weapons against the harmful  rays of the sun.

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