Microneedling offers an easy and minimally invasive way to achieve brighter, healthier skin. It’s an ideal procedure for boosting collagen production and improving the appearance of scars. Along with avoiding makeup for 48 hours and using gentle cleansers and moisturizers, one of the best ways to maintain microneedling’s benefits is using sunscreen.
Why Sunscreen is Essential to Microneedling Aftercare
Microneedling creates what are called “micro-injuries” to the skin to stimulate collagen production and cellular renewal. Using sunscreen while your skin is more susceptible to sun damage, even if it’s overcast or raining, helps keep your skin hydrated and promotes quicker healing. It helps, too, to avoid direct sun exposure as much as possible for a few days after your treatment and to wear protective sunglasses and hats when outdoors.
The Benefits of Everyday Facial Sunscreen
Wearing sunscreen is one of the best and easiest ways to protect your skin’s appearance all year long. Used regularly, it helps:
- Reduce sunburn risk. Sunburn can cause significant skin damage. Sunscreen minimizes the harmful effects of sun overexposure.
- Prevent premature skin aging. Sun damage is one of the primary causes of premature facial skin damage and aging. Sunscreen helps protect against early wrinkles, age spots, and fine lines.
- Improve skin texture. Too much sun can lead to uneven facial skin tones and other texture-related issues. Sunscreen can help promote cellular renewal.
Applying sunscreen as part of your daily morning routine enhances overall skin health and protects sensitive facial skin pollutants, environmental stressors, and other harmful conditions that damage skin over time. Just be sure to choose a sunscreen with a broad spectrum (at least SPF 30) that protects against both UVA and UVB rays.
Visit Napa Solano MediSpa for All Your Skincare Services
Napa Solano MediSpa is committed to helping our patients keep their skin healthy, nourished, and protected from damage. We provide an extensive range of aesthetician services, including microneedling, laser treatments, injectable services, and more.
Talk to one of our staff members today to learn more about how a customized skincare treatment plan can help minimize the effects of sun exposure on your skin.