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Summer Skin Survival Tips

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Summer is making an early arrival, with poolside lounging, beach walks and outdoor parties already in full swing. But before spending too many days basking in the warm glow of the sun, it’s important to give your skin a little prep time to help it look fabulous right into fall.

Roseanne Warchola, medical esthetician at Vinings Surgery Center, shares a few of her keys to keeping skin healthy and radiant throughout the season:

  • Use a topical Vitamin C serum along with sunscreen for added protection from damaging UV rays. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that fights free radicals, the molecules responsible for aging and tissue damage. Vitamin C also enhances collagen production. It’s also able to prevent and reverse sun damage, including wrinkles.
  • It’s often said, but well worth repeating: Wear sunscreen daily. If you are going to be spending a large amount of time in the sun, stick with SPF 30 and reapply every 30 minutes. Don’t forget to apply sunscreen on your lips, too!
  • Ditch the sodas and energy drinks and replace them with good old-fashioned water. You’ll see the difference in your skin in less than two weeks.

In order to help with summertime sun protection, Vitamin C Serum and Advanced Protection SPF 30 are being offered at 20% off at Vinings Surgery Center this month. For more information about treatment or to make an appointment, call (770) 955-9000 or visit www.colgrove.com.

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