Dr. Vijay Provides Insight into Protecting Your Skin This Summer

Stay Sun-Savvy: Dr. Vijay’s Guide to Protecting Your Skin This Summer

Dr. Vijay and the staff at Corpus Christi Institute of Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery provide insights and must-have sun-protection products for rejuvenating your skin this summer.

Dr. Vijay helps clients stay sun-safe this summer

Written by Amanda Cummings

This summer, while you’re enjoying the beautiful beaches of Corpus Christi, Texas, remember that sun safety extends beyond common knowledge. Dr. Vijay and the staff at Corpus Christi Institute of Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery are dedicated to providing you with innovative insights into protecting and rejuvenating your skin, starting with Aesthetician, Alma’s (our 3-time Local’s List finalist) 3 must-have skincare products for those hot summer days.

The Science of Sun Protection

While most are aware of the dangers of UVB rays (the main cause of sunburn), fewer know about the insidious effects of UVA rays. These penetrate deeper into the skin, accelerating aging and increasing the risk of skin cancers, and at Dr. Vijay’s, we emphasize that prevention is better than cure. Traditional sunscreens may not provide complete UVA protection unless labeled ‘broad-spectrum’, which brings us to Alma’s 1st top product pick, SkinMedica Essential Defense Mineral Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 35. This sheer, lightweight cream offers robust protection against both types of rays with its mineral-based formula, ideal for sensitive or post-procedure skin and appropriate for all skin types. 

Innovations in Sunscreen Application

The effectiveness of sunscreen hinges on correct application. It’s not about slathering it on; it’s about when, how, and how often. The SkinBetter ToneSmart Compact SPF 68% is a testament to innovation in this field. This compact allows easy reapplication over makeup, ensuring continuous protection. Its high SPF and tone-adapting technology make it perfect for maintaining a flawless appearance while protecting your skin.

Post-Sun Exposure Recovery

After sun exposure, the focus should shift to recovery and repair. SkinMedica HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator leverages five types of hydrators that support the skin’s natural hyaluronic acid, crucial for maintaining moisture. This product is particularly proficient at soothing the skin post-sun exposure, helping to mitigate potential damage and maintain skin resilience.

Enhanced Techniques for Sun Damage Prevention and Repair

While sunscreen is essential, true sun protection involves more sophisticated strategies. At Dr. Vijay’s, we equip our patients with advanced techniques to both prevent and repair sun damage, ensuring that your skin remains vibrant and healthy.

Targeted Skin Treatments: We offer a range of treatments designed to address and reverse sun damage. This includes Advanced Chemical peels, which remove damaged outer layers, and laser therapy, which can restore skin by promoting collagen production and treating vascular damage.

The Importance of Regular Facials: Regular facials are a cornerstone of maintaining not only the health but also the aesthetic appeal of your skin. Facials go beyond deep cleaning; they include exfoliation, hydration, and the infusion of nutrients tailored to your skin’s needs. For those regularly exposed to the sun, facials can help:

  • Rehydrate the Skin: Sun exposure can deplete your skin’s natural moisture. Hydration facials replenish lost moisture and restore the skin’s barrier.
  • Remove Dead Skin Cells: Facials often including Dermaplaning treatments, provide deeper exfoliation than at-home products, removing dead cells and revealing fresher, brighter skin.
  • Increase Cell Turnover: Treatments like Hydrafacial’s, Microdermabrasion and mild chemical peels, often part of our facial services, can accelerate cell renewal, helping to prevent the accumulation of sun damage.
Dr. Vijay and the staff at Corpus Christi Institute of Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery
Dr. Vijay and the staff at Corpus Christi Institute of Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery | Photo provided 

With Dr. Vijay at Corpus Christi Institute of Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery, we understand the challenges of maintaining skin health during the summer months in our city by the bay. We invite you to visit our office for a consultation where we can tailor a skincare regimen that includes advanced sun protection strategies and regular facial treatments. Protect your skin’s health and prolong its youthful radiance with our expert care, your skin deserves it.

All featured skincare products are available for purchase directly at our office.


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