Skin Care & Skin Rejuvenation Products
Your health is important to us. There are many ways to stay healthy and prevent skin cancers and disease from occurring. One of the easiest and best things to do is to protect your skin from the sun with a broad spectrum sunscreen. At Regency Dermatology, we sell Elta MD Sunscreen. Elta MD Skincare, a Swiss-American Company, has been in business over 25 years. We chose to work with Elta MD because they have cosmetically elegant (don’t leave your skin white or with a tacky or chalky feel after application) and photostable products that are fragrance-free, great for all skin types including sensitive skin, paraben-free, and non-comedogenic. They use stable and safe ingredients that offer the broadest range of UVA and UVB protection.
We strive to make skin care simple and effective, so we are focusing on 3 sunscreen products. All 3 products can be used on all skin types and skin of any color and are great to wear under make-up or alone.
UV Sport is a broad-spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen that is water-resistant for 80 minutes, goes on easily to wet or dry skin and doesn’t make the skin look white and doesn’t sting the eyes. It can be used on the body and face and is great for using when exercising or when you are enjoying the water. It has antioxidant protection which combats skin-aging free radicals associated with ultraviolet and infrared radiation. Active ingredients include zinc oxide, octinoxate and octisalate.
UV Clear is a broad-spectrum SPF 46 Sunscreen that is great for the face and body for normal daily activity. It is transparent and great for all facial skin types. It contains niacinamide, hyaluronic acid and lactic acid to promote skin health. It has antioxidant protection to combat skin-aging free radicals associated with ultraviolet and infrared radiation. Active ingredients include zinc oxide and octinoxate.
UV Elements is a broad-spectrum SPF 44 Sunscreen that is a 100% physical sunscreen in a tinted, moisturizing base. Ultra-hydrating hyaluronic acid quenches dry skin and visibly minimizes the appearance of fine lines for a more vibrant look. It is oil-free, fragrance-free, gluten-free, paraben-free, sensitivity-free and non-comedogenic. Its antioxidant protection combats skin-aging free radicals associated with ultraviolet light and infrared radiation. It is water-resistant for 40 minutes. Active ingredients include zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. This suncreen is great for minimizing the appearance of red tones in the skin and can be used as a light foundation, under make-up or alone.
UV Daily is a broad-spectrum SPF 40 Sunscreen that is great for the face and exposed areas and is tinted. It is formulated for normal or combination and post-procedure skin.
Sunscreen should be applied at least 15 minutes before going outside to areas that will be exposed to the sun. We recommend that you apply 2 coats to ensure you cover all areas. Whether you will get direct sunlight or not, we recommend putting a coat of sunscreen on your face, ears, neck and exposed areas of the chest daily to decrease the amount of indirect exposure and protect the skin.
Along with wearing sunscreen, other helpful sun protective measures include limiting your exposure to the sun especially between 10 am to 4 pm and wearing photo-protective clothing (hats etc.) while out. Also sun glasses with SPF or a polarizing lens should also be worn to prevent aging of the eyes. Many clothes have sunprotection in them. A great brand is Coolibar. These clothes can also be found on line and in stores.