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What Is Kind Of Sunscreen Best For Preventing Aging?

What Kind Of Sunscreen Is Best For Preventing Aging?

We get plenty of sunshine here in the Naples, Florida area throughout the year, but we tend to experience far more sun exposure during the long days of summer. As such, it’s now time to remind our readers how important it is to wear sunscreen and take other measures to protect your skin from excessive exposure to the sun’s UV rays. While those rays can give you a healthy-appearing tan, the medical staff and aestheticians at Tru Glō Medspa remind you that excess sun exposure is one of the biggest causes of premature skin aging.

In fact, your lifetime exposure to ultraviolet light from the sun (and/or from tanning booths) is a bigger factor in causing wrinkles, age spots, collagen breakdown, and irregular skin cells (moles and other blemishes) than genetics, smoking, poor diet or stress. Know also that ultraviolet radiation from the sun and tanning booths cause more cases of skin cancer than other factors such as genetics and diet.

How Does Sunlight Cause the Damage?

The sun (and tanning booths) emit a spectrum of UV radiation that can penetrate and damage your skin. Longwave “UVA” rays penetrate deeply into the thickest layer of skin known as the “dermis.” Over time, this UVA penetration can cause premature skin aging and wrinkling. It also suppresses the immune system and plays a role in skin cancer formation. Medium wave “ UVB” rays only penetrate the skin’s surface but also cause skin damage over the longer term. UVB rays are responsible for sun-burning, and can also play a key role in the development of cancer and melanoma.

As an added fun fact for any science enthusiasts: the shortest waves—“UVC”—would represent the most damaging threat to your health, but these rays are naturally blocked by our atmosphere.  

Use Sunscreen to Protect Your Skin from Premature Aging

Applying broad-spectrum sunscreen on all exposed body parts provides the best potential protection from UVA and UVB ray skin damage. If you’re looking for extra protection, you should use sunscreens that work as mechanical or physical blocks due to their inclusion of UV ray-blocking micronized zinc oxide and/or titanium oxide. While chemical-based broad-spectrum sunscreens can work on both UVA and UVB rays, sunscreens that provide physical blocking are believed to be more effective.

Along with “broad-spectrum,” sunblocks should be rated at a minimum of 15 for “SPF,” which stands for “Sun Protection Factor,” a measure of how well a sunscreen protects from UVB rays. Most dermatologists recommend using a sunscreen with an SPF of between 15 and 30. While there is nothing wrong with using a higher SPF sunscreen, SPF 30 sunscreens already block 97 percent of UVB rays. While SPF does not specifically account for protection from UVA rays, as long as the sunscreen includes “broad spectrum” with its SPF rating, it should protect from UVA rays.

Other tips to help protect your skin from premature aging due to excess sun exposure include:

  • Read your sunscreen’s label to ensure that you are getting the best protection.
  • Reapplication of sunscreen on a regular basis, typically every two hours.
  • Reapplication of sunscreen after swimming.
  • Limit the time you spend in direct sunlight and, in particular, avoid exposure between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., when the sun’s rays are at their most powerful.
  • Wear sun-protective clothing such as hats, long-sleeved shirts, and pants when you are going to be in the sun for an unavoidably long time, such as when boating.

Learn More About Sun Protection at Tru Glō Medspa

Among our wide selection of medical-grade skincare products, Tru Glō Medspa offers a range of broad-spectrum sunscreens that are compatible with a variety of skin types. To learn more about how these products can protect your skin from sun damage and premature aging, contact us today through our website’s contact page, or by calling 239-919-7009.

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Our Naples Medical Spa Reviews

Amazing Experience!

I love TruGlo Med Spa! Always an amazing experience! Highly recommend to all my friends!

Jane L

The Best Ever!

I had the best experience ever at a MedSpa! From Lauren the spa coordinator to Veronica who did the best hydra facial I have ever had! She is outstanding! Beautiful experience and can’t thank you enough!

Dale C

Absolutely Amazing!

I’m very pleased and satisfied with Dalna! She is absolutely amazing and sweet. She goes out of her way to ensure she exceeds your expectations. I highly recommend you to trust your skin improvements with her.
Yari B

Always Polite & Friendly!

Love this place! Caring and knowledgeable staff… always polite and friendly. Iryna did my permanent eyebrow makeup. The shape is wonderful, she is a perfectionist. GO THERE, YOU’LL LOVE IT!

Irene C

Friendly Staff

Friendly staff and great massage and facials, I recommend everyone to try them:)

Doris W

Amazing & Friendly

I’ve been going to Maddy for a couple years now, she has done my facials and my laser hair removal. She amazing, friendly and knows her skin care!

Kimberly M

Incredible Job

First time ever receiving a hydro facial. Dalna did an incredible job, she was very professional and the hydro facial was an incredible experience. Very welcoming atmosphere, nice greeting at the front. Thorough explanation by Dalna regarding the service and she did amazing all the way around. Very friendly, had a calming sense about her and my face was glowing when I left. My son said my face felt like butter…..haha. Great job Dalna and thanks for the TruGlo experience! I will be back monthly and will most certainly recommended to anyone and everyone.

Spencer G

Fantastic Results

Fantastic results from my BBL with Stacy. She’s a joy to chat with during the treatment. She explains everything and I feel like I have a plan now.
Kari W

Knowledgeable and Passionate

I look forward to becoming a regular at this Medspa, Molly is so knowledgeable and passionate about skincare and I just knew walking in that I would be in good hands, and I was!

Jessica E


We have had several treatments with various Tru Glo team members and they have all been exceptional! We highly recommend Tru Glo for every treatment you would want. Their team is professional and will be honest with the best approach or products for your skin and the goals you have for yourself.

Giardino T

Quality Services

The best Med Spa in the tristate area. The best service and the best quality services. I can’t say enough good things about Tru Glow.

Ariel F

Highly Recommend

I have had a number of experiences with the ladies and gentleman( massage therapist) at Tru Glow. Molly has given me a number of facials and is very knowledgeable and Professional with product and services. She has helped keep my skin clear and youthful and it is always a pleasure visiting with her. Full of life. Stacy the Nurse practitioner is amazing and funny as heck. She too knows her profession and product. Always acts in the best interest of clients will engage in many medical questions or concerns with many of her medical colleagues. Courtney and Maddie are both amazing assets as well and care for clients and spa, their schedules defines there skills and popularity with guests. They have brought on a massage therapist who I understand works directly with many local professional athletes in all sports and travels directly exclusive to them during their respective seasons. He too is very knowledgeable and professional in his craft. Very skilled with different massage techniques. Gretchen is one of ladies you will see up front and she is wonderful. Fun and professional, she does a great job managing appointments and product and knows a lot about them. The overall, the staff at Tru Glow knows their stuff and they love their talents. Highly recommend them to anyone.

Garth C

Truly Magical

Every time I visit Tru Glo Med Spa it is a fantastic experience. Everyone goes beyond to make your time spent there truly magical and the treatments have you leaving with your glow on.

Lukie L

Incredible Results

Excellent all around. Had incredible results with Bbl treatments! THANK YOU STACEY 😉 Tru Glo for me is tops in professionalism, expertise and friendly helpful staff.

Linda S


Very knowledgeable staff. Will definitely be returning here!

Carolyn G

Highly Recommend

Highly recommend TruGlo MedSpa for all laser aesthetics. Stacy Blake, over 30yrs of experience and beautiful herself, transformed my face with just one HALO treatment($1600) as seen in my before and after pictures below. Dr Gardner(best plastic surgeon in all of South Florida) owns TruGlo MedSpa.

I had consultations with all of the top doctors in South Florida; Naples, Coral Gables, Palm Beach, Boca Raton and Jupiter. I decided to go with Dr Gardner & TruGlo MedSpa. Afterwards I went back to the same top plastic surgeons who complimented Gardner’s work.

Summer H

Definitely 5 star!

Tru Glo Medspa is top notch. The office is beautiful with calm aura. Gretchen is always so helpful and knowledgeable. Stacey Blake, who has performed multiple treatments on my face from filler, Botox, Dysport, BBL and laser peels, is just amazing. She is so gentle handed and always making sure you are okay during procedures. She has even went the extra mile to assist me addressing a skin issue which I didn’t even mentioned because I didn’t think there was much I could do about it. With her help I have cleared up an issue which was really affecting my daily life and I am so thankful for her help. After having had Tru Glo’s amazing staff I would never even consider going anywhere else ever for my cosmetic needs. Definitely 5 star!

Erica M

Love Everything About this Place

I just love everything about this place! It is a little pricey but it’s really worth it if you want to see real results. Maddie knows my skin better than I do and knows every procedure & product inside and out. I’d highly recommend it to anyone that is looking to take their beauty regimen to the next level.

Tanya K

Love Everyone Here

Love everyone here! Try the new “O2 Glo Lifting Facial”. It literally makes your face GLOW!
Also tried the Nano Laser procedure….OMG! Literally no downtime, and pores get smaller! I can’t tell you how many comments I have had and how great my face and neck look! These folks are some of the best!

Laura U

You Get Resuts

You could not be disappointed. Stacey takes the time to talk through alternative treatments, she’s very easy to work with, AND you get RESULTS!

Robin B