How Sunscreen Prevents Skin Damage

Did you know that 10% of all skin cancers occur around the eye area? At Baker Rejuvenation Centre, Dr. Baker frequently performs reconstructive skin cancer surgery and removes suspicious lesions from the eyelids. Regularly seeing the effects of sun damage up close, he hand-picked a medical grade sunscreen to offer his patients and encourages them to wear it daily.  

We all know regular sunscreen use is one of our best weapons against skin cancer, and that preventing sun damage also helps fight premature aging. But Dr. Baker finds many people still haven’t incorporated sunscreen into their daily routines, often because they find it irritating. They don’t realize the many options they actually have for healthy, all-natural skincare that works.

If you’ve found sunscreen irritating, it was likely a chemical sunscreen, which is typically found in over-the-counter moisturizers and cosmetics. A medical grade physical sunscreen containing Zinc Oxide or Titanium Dioxide can be much more gentle, while offering longer-lasting protection.

The SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50, available at Dr. Baker’s clinic, is a Zinc Oxide formulation perfect for all skin types. It’s non-irritating, easily absorbed, and won’t leave the white cast sometimes associated with mineral sunscreens. It’s quickly become a favourite among both his patients and his team.

Champions of effective chemical-free skincare, Baker Rejuvenation Centre offers many other professional skincare lines that you just can’t find at your local drugstore. For example, Glo Minerals is award-winning makeup designed to deliver unsurpassed coverage, plus UV and environmental protection.

The makeup is gorgeous, of course, but also cruelty-free, talc-free, non-comedogenic and gentle on even the most sensitive skin.

Another favourite is the ZO Exfoliating Polish, an exfoliator which uses ultra-fine magnesium crystals to increase cell turnover for a clear, even complexion. It replenishes hydration and won’t create microtears in your skin, which is a common problem with physical exfoliants.

Our skin is our largest organ, and it’s one of the first things people notice about us. If you’d like to learn more or upgrade your skincare, stop by the Baker Rejuvenation Clinic on Oak Bay Avenue, Mondays-Fridays from 9am-5pm.