Skin Care Blog
Welcome to our Skin Care Blog, where we will provide you with the latest in skin care tips and tricks as well as information about the many prescription strength products we keep in stock.

Your skin needs sun protection every day.

When you're not wearing sunscreen daily to help preserve your skin's health,  UVA and UVB rays can cause the following damage:

  • Skin reddening and sunburn
  • Brown spots (sun spots)
  • Accelerated skin aging
  • Increased risk  of skin cancer

An Obagi sunscreen for everyone

Chattanooga's Obagi Medical Sunscreens available at Advanced Skin Care.Choose from the Obagi sunscreen family of products to help prevent sunburn and protect skin health. Their unique compositions offer the following benefits:

  • Physical (inorganic) protection with ingredients such as mineral pigments to reflects UV rays away from the skin
  • Chemical (organic) protection with ingredients that absorb UV radiation and disperse it as heat

How the sun harms your skin UVB

  • Penetrates skin at the surface (the epidermis)
  • Is a primary cause of skin reddening and sunburn
  • A factor in the development of skin cancer
  • Contributes to photoaging

UVA

  • Penetrates through the epidermis to the dermis (the next skin layer)
  • Plays a major role in accelerating photoaging effects
    • Wrinkles
    • Skin roughening
    • Blotchy skin color
    • Brown spots
    • Poor skin tone
    • Sallowness
  • Contributes to skin cancer development

obagi blogInfrared (IR)

  • Deepest skin penetration
  • Associated with loss of skin elasticity
  • Induces production of free radicals
  • Combined with UV rays, has been shown to inflict damage over time

The Importance of SPF



Wearing an SPF 15 Sunscreen?

  • It will take 15x longer for your skin to redden than if you weren't wearing any sunscreen
  • 93% of the sun's UVB rays will be screened out

Wearing an SPF 30 Sunscreen?

  • It will take 30x longer for your skin to redden than if you weren't wearing any sunscreen
  • 97% of the sun's UVB rays will be screened out

 

Chattanooga's Obagi Sunscreen ProviderApply Obagi Sunscreen Generously - Every day Skin Protection Guidelines

  • Seek the shade, in particular between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM
  • Avoid tanning and UV tanning booths
  • Cover up skin with sun-protective clothing, a broad-brimmed hat and UV-blocking sunglasses
  • Usa a broad-spectrum sunscreen every day with an SPF of 30 or higher
  • Apply 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) of sunscreen all over your body 30 minutes before going outside; reapply every 2 hours and after swimming or sweating
  • Examine hour skin head to toe monthly for changes
  • Schedule a yearly visit with Carol Billingsley for a complete skin exam