Sun Protection Tips From Freeman Concierge Medical Clinic

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Sun Protection Tips From Freeman Concierge Medical Clinic

Temperatures may be cooler but the sun is still shining brightly here in Austin, TX. Even on overcast days, quality sunscreen is still needed to decrease risk of skin cancer and promote hydrated skin.

Not all sunscreens are created equally. There are 2 categories of sunscreens; chemical and physical. Chemical sunscreens are found in most makeups, moisturizers, and foundations these days. They work by absorbing or scattering the sun’s rays. They take about 20 minutes to absorb into the skin to be effective and can be made of a number of different chemicals. Physical sunscreens create a physical barrier on your skin to block the sun’s rays and are effective immediately after application. Physical sunscreens are made of titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. Each one of these ingredients is not completely effective without the other, but together, they give you protection against both UVA and UVB rays. 


What sunscreens do Dr. Freeman and Celeste Pitts, FNP recommend? Two GREAT options are Revison Intellishade Original and Intellishade Clear. Great for all skin types, it's lightweight, water-resistant, and has a universal tint that works with all skin tones. It provides broad-spectrum protection with transparent titanium dioxide and zinc oxide to help protect you from the sun’s rays that can contribute to premature aging of the skin and skin cancer. Revision products sold here and are available without appointment with Freeman Concierge Medical Clinic in downtown Austin.                

Sunscreen is one component of a vital skincare routine. Revision moisturizer and antioxidant serums are essential as well! We want you to look and feel your best all winter long – try it out today! Also makes great gifts! Shop on our website @ www.freemanmedicalclinic.com