From Wrinkles to Cancer: How SPF Protects your Skin from Damage

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Welcome to the world of skin care, where SPF is not just an abbreviation but a magical formula that can work wonders for your skin. The importance of SPF has been preached by skin care specialists across the globe, and we couldn’t agree more. If you’re a regular with us at Beautique Medical Spa, then you know we love to remind you to wear your sunscreen. 


Living in McAllen, Texas, we’re no strangers to scorching summer days. Whether it’s a day at the beach or just a walk around town, sunscreen should be your best friend (take 15% off SPF products this month). It’s important for skin health and to make sure you don’t miss out on all the fun activities we have here. 


SPF is not only important for protection against skin cancer, but also early onset wrinkles and fine lines, as well as blotchy skin and hyperpigmentation. With so many incredible benefits from using sunscreen every day, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t incorporate it into your daily routine — even when the weather is cloudy. Our fantastic skin care specialists are here to give you the 411 on why you need sunscreen and the options we have for you. 

What are UVA and UVB, and Why You Need to Shield Yourself from Both

Sunscreens work by blocking ultraviolet (UV) radiation, which is emitted by the sun and can cause significant harm to our skin. There are two types of UV radiation: UVA and UVB.

UVA rays penetrate deep into the skin, causing DNA damage that can lead to wrinkles, age spots. And even melanoma – the deadliest form of skin cancer. On the other hand, UVB rays primarily affect the outer layer of the skin and are responsible for sunburns. However, they can also contribute to premature aging and increase the risk of developing non-melanoma cancers like basal cell carcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma. 

The #1 Rule for Ageless Skin

Let’s face it: wrinkles and fine lines are not cute. While we can’t stop the aging process altogether (sorry, Benjamin Button). We can definitely slow it down with the help of sunscreen. According to dermatologists, up to 90% of skin aging is caused by exposure to UV radiation from the sun. But don’t worry, there’s no need to start living like a vampire just yet. Simply applying sunscreen daily can make a huge difference. Along with your regular skin care routine and a little bottle of SPF can really help prevent the aging process. 

Why Sunscreen Is Your Solution for Bright, Even-Toned Skin

That’s right, using sunscreen can help promote an even skin tone, giving you that flawless complexion you’ve always dreamed of.

Sun damage is one of the leading causes of uneven skin tone. When your skin is exposed to the sun’s harmful rays, it produces more melanin. Which can lead to hyperpigmentation (dark spots) and an overall uneven appearance. But by wearing a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 daily you can protect your skin from UV rays and prevent further damage.

Not only does sunscreen protect your skin from sun damage and promote an even skin tone. But it also has other amazing benefits for your complexion.

POP QUIZ: You don’t need to wear sunscreen if it’s not sunny outside. 


UV rays can still penetrate through clouds and reflect off snow/water, causing damage to the skin. You absolutely need to wear sunscreen everyday, rain or shine. You’ll thank us later!

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You may be thinking, “But I don’t want to look like a ghost!” Well, lucky for you there are now plenty of lightweight and sheer options available that won’t leave you looking like a cast member from Casper. Plus, sunscreen has come a long way since the days of thick white goop that left us feeling sticky and gross. And Beautique Medical Spa has you covered on some of our absolute favorites this summer. Plus, enjoy 15% off all our SPF products this month!


Tips for You to Consider Before Purchasing a Sunscreen 

First, make sure the sunscreen you choose is at least 30 SPF+

Second, choose a sunscreen with “broad spectrum” protection (this means it will protect you against UVA and UVB rays)

Last, there is no such thing as “water resistant”. For best results, simply reapply at least every 2 hours and more often if you are outside swimming or sweating


From Dull to Radiant: Book an Appointment with our Skin Care Team at Beautique Medical Spa

Here at Beautique Medical Spa, our skincare specialists are dedicated to helping you achieve the best possible skin. Whether you’re seeking treatments for sun damage or looking for preventative measures, we’ve got you covered. Our team has the knowledge and expertise to create a customized plan just for you. 

With our VISIA Perfect Complexion Analysis, we can use TruSkin Age technology to evaluate your overall skin condition and “estimated skin age”. Within minutes you will receive immediate results as a composite score for conditions and severities identified by VISIA. Helping us find the best course of action for your personal skincare rejuvenation based on your needs, wants, and yes, even your budget. 

So why wait? Come see us today and let’s get started on your journey to beautiful skin! Call us or text us at (956) 664-1234.

And if you are ready to take advantage of the 15% off our SPF products then no need to wait, shop Beautique online.

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