Tag Archives: Sunscreen

Sunscreen 101: FAQ’s about Sunscreen

Although it’s important to be cautious of the sun all year long, it’s officially summer now. That means you need to be even more mindful of how damaging sun rays can be to your skin. Simply put, you can’t afford to not wear sunscreen.

At Abadir Associates, we believe in looking good and feeling good, which is next to impossible to do when you’re sunburnt. Therefore, we’ve put together this helpful guide to assist you in picking the best protection for your skin and how to apply it. Take care of your body, because you only have one!

The following are common FAQs regarding sunscreen protection:

Q:  Who should wear sunscreen?

A: In short, anyone who plans to expose themselves to the sun should wear sunscreen. Despite age or race, everyone is at risk for skin cancer. Although sunscreen is not 100% guaranteed to protect you from developing skin cancer, it has been proven to lower your chances.

Q: When purchasing sunscreen, what should I look for?

A: The American Academy of Dermatology states that it is necessary to purchase a sunscreen that offers all of the following:

  • Protection against UVA and UVB rays
  • SPF 30 or higher
  • Water-resistance

Of course, any type of sunscreen is better than none. However, when you use products with the features above, it’s more likely that you’ll avoid sunburn, aging skin, and skin cancer.

Q: How often should I put on sunscreen?

A: The American Cancer Society states that it’s best to put sunscreen on as early in the day as you possibly can. It is imperative to apply sunscreen to your body regularly, especially if you get wet or sweat it off. Don’t be afraid to use a fair amount. Try to put on sunscreen thirty minutes before stepping into the sun and every two hours following for as long as you’re exposed.

Q: Is sunscreen safe to use?

A: Yes, sunscreen is safe to use. In fact, scientists have found evidence that supports using sunscreen to help minimize damage to the skin from the sun. Sunscreen is also proven to reduce the risk of skin cancer.

Q: Can I treat a sunburn?

A: It’s best to avoid a sunburn altogether by regularly applying sunscreen. However, if you do happen to get burned, try soothing your skin with a cool bath, moisturizer, hydrocortisone cream, and ibuprofen. Also, drink plenty of water to keep hydrated.

During the summertime, everyone wants to experience “fun in the sun”, but how much fun can you have if you’re suffering from a painful burn? This season, don’t risk your skin, your health, or your fun – lather up with sunscreen!

Abadir Associates proudly offer a wide variety of skin care products and sunscreens, allowing you to look your absolute best! Contact us today by calling 914-937-7593.




Sunscreen for Every Skin Type

Summer’s coming. Do you have your skin protection ready? Although you should be wearing a good sunscreen every single day, summer is a good reminder to refill your supply and to evaluate your options. What sunscreen is right for you?

Sunscreen for every skin typeChildren’s Skin

Children’s skin is very sensitive and the chemicals often used in adult formulations (specifically PABA and oxybenzone) can be irritating to young skin. Choose sunscreens that are formulated with zinc oxide or titanium dioxide (these are physical blockers to the sun’s rays rather than chemical blockers). Look for products specifically made for children for the best results. Don’t use sunscreen on babies under 6 months. Keep them out of the sun!

Sensitive Skin

Children aren’t the only ones with sensitive skin. Adults with sensitive skin may find sunscreens with PABA and oxybenzone irritating as well. Also avoid sunscreens with fragrances and preservatives. Sensitive skin doesn’t mean you can’t wear sunscreen; it just means you need to find the right one.

Acne-Prone Skin

Some patients with acne actually have very sensitive skin. You may want to choose a sunscreen without PABA and oxybenzone. Steer clear of “cream” formulations and try a gel sunscreen instead. These sunscreens often contain alcohol which can dry out the skin and potentially keep you from an acne flare up. If you’re using topical acne medications, gel formulations may be too drying (especially since your skin may already be dry from your medications). In this case, opt for a light, oil-free lotion. Silicones, which won’t cause acne flare-ups, are often used in place of oils to render sunscreens water resistant. Also, products marked non-comedogenic are a good choice.

Darker Skin

Darker skin tends to burn less often, but sunscreen is still needed. Physical sunscreens may make the face look chalky, so opt for chemical sunscreens instead. Micronized physical sunscreens can work well on darker skin.

Older Skin

If you haven’t been as diligent with sunscreen as you should have been in the past, turn a new leaf. It is never too late to reap some of the benefits of sunscreen. Even at an older age, sunscreen can lower your risk of some skin cancers and minimize sun damage, which leads to spots, wrinkles, sagging, etc.

Daily vs. Heavy Exposure

You need sunscreen every day, but your sunscreen needs aren’t the same every day. For daily use, choose a sunscreen with at least SPF 15. You’ll need about a nickel dollop for just your face. If you have brown spots, a history of skin cancer or very fair skin, choose an SPF 30+ for daily use.

On days when you’ll be spending more time in the sun, choose a higher SPF (at least SPF 30, the higher the better) and opt for a sunscreen that is water and sweat resistant. Apply lots and reapply often.

If you need to stock up on sunscreen, come on in. Right now, all of the sunscreens in our skin care line are 15% off.

Springtime Savings on Your Favorite Cosmetic Treatments

Springtime Savings on your Favorite Cosmetic TreatmentsBe gorgeous this spring with our April promotions. These deals are an excellent opportunity to get the treatments you want at a steal of a price. Call us today at 914-937-7593 to schedule your appointment. Remember, some of these promotions only run through April. Call us early to ensure you get these great deals.

20% Off Belotero

An injectable filler that works wonders on wrinkles, Belotero is a must-try for smoother skin this spring. Treatment takes just a few minutes and the results last 6 months or more. This injectable treatment is 20% off through April 30th. It’s the perfect excuse to try Belotero for the first time or to touch up your existing treatment.

10% Off Hair Reduction Laser

Summer’s coming and if you want to shave less, now’s the time to start. Permanent hair reduction can reduce the amount of excess hair on your body. This treatment can be used almost anywhere where you have excess hair including the legs, arms, underarms, bikini/pubic area, buttocks, upper lip, chin, etc. At 10% off through May, this treatment may be the solution to shaving you’ve been seeking.

10% Off IPL

Say goodbye to brown spots and hello to more beautiful skin with IPL (intense pulsed light). This treatment uses intense light to fight sun damaged skin. Save 10% through May and discover the skin you’ve always wanted.

20% Off miraDry

Do you sweat more than you’d like?  Up to 20% of the U.S. population complains of excess underarm sweating, an irritating and potentially embarrassing condition. Come in and try miraDry, the only medical device proven to dramatically reduce sweating. This treatment uses electromagnetic energy to eliminate sweat glands permanently without surgery. Through May, you can save 20% on miraDry treatments. Think of how much more you’ll save when you can cut back on pricy deodorants and clothes cleaning.

20% Off Thermage

Look great in your bikini this summer with Thermage. This revolutionary treatment tightens sagging skin without surgery. Radiofrequency waves penetrate the skin deeply, boosting collagen production and encouraging your body to tighten skin on its own. You’ll typically see some results immediately with continued improvement as collagen levels increase . Best of all, the results can last for years. Save 20% on Thermage treatments today and enjoy the gorgeous results for many summers to come.

15% Off Sunscreen

Summer will be here before you know it. Come in and replenish your sunscreen stock. Right now you can save 15% on all sunscreens in our skin care line. Sunscreen isn’t just for fighting sunburns; daily use can help you to reduce your skin cancer risk and look younger, longer.

Take advantage of these great deals. Call us today and schedule your appointment.