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Protect Your Skin from the Ravages of the Sun

Now that summer has arrived with its warm temperatures and long sunny days, it’s time to focus more attention on skin care products that can protect you from the sun’s damaging rays. In particular, you should be using skin care products that provide protection from the widest spectrum of ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun possible, because those rays are the biggest contributor to the physical signs of aging skin, other than aging itself.

How Does Ultraviolet Light Damage Skin?

In addition to providing warmth and light, the sun emits a spectrum of UV radiation that penetrates and damages your skin. “Long wave” UVA rays penetrate the deepest and can reach into the “dermis,” the thickest layer of your skin. Exposure to UVA rays over time causes wrinkling and premature skin aging, as well as suppression of the immune system and can play a role in the formation of skin cancer cells. Short wave UVB rays only penetrate the skin’s surface area, but it is these rays that are the primary cause of sunburn. Sunburned skin represents damaged skin, and when repeated over time, enhances the overall physical signs of aging skin. UVB rays also play a role in the development of cancer and melanoma. The bottom line is that people need to protect themselves from both forms of UV.

Making Sense of Sunscreen Products

Sunscreen products were initially developed to protect against the easily recognized rapid sunburn damage caused by UVB rays. In fact, the familiar “sun protection factor” (SPF) label found on all sunscreen products is primarily referring to how well the product prevents skin exposure to UVB. The SPF doesn’t specifically cover UVA, although we are exposed to about 20 times more UVA than UVB, unless the label also claims “broad-spectrum.” Thus, to make sure you are receiving the fullest protection possible from both types of UV, make sure that your skin care product’s SPF is “broad-spectrum.” The active ingredients in sunscreen products work as UV filters by absorbing, scattering or reflecting the sun’s rays, and are categorized as either chemical (organic) or physical (inorganic). Most sunscreens today contain between two and seven of these UV filters, some targeting rays in the UVA spectrum, others targeting those in the UVB spectrum, and a couple which do both. Other ingredients are also added, such as skin moisturizers, water proofers and preservatives, and sunscreens can be found in a wide variety of formations, whether as creams, lotions, gels, sprays, powders, or sticks/bars.

Sunscreen Products and Acne

Some people feel that they should avoid sunscreens because their formations can lead to acne or the development of whiteheads and blackheads. These effects are generally attributed to products that may clog the pores, as well as on how some chemical filters in sunscreen can increase heat on the skin. To avoid these concerns, look for labels that say “non-comedogenic” and/or “non-acnegenic,” both of which contain formulations less likely to clog pores. Those susceptible to heat-induced skin breakouts should consider formulations that rely on physical rather than chemical UV filters, as the physical ones—such as zinc oxide and titanium oxide—transfer less heat to the skin.

Tru Glō Medspa carries a variety of sun protection products within its wide range of skin care products, including the full line of EltaMD broad-spectrum sun care lotions, creams, gels and sprays. Tru Glō Medspa can help you pick the perfect EltaMD sun care product for your skin type, and help protect your skin from the ravages of UV rays. To learn more about EltaMD, and all of our take-home skin care products, contact us today for a free consultation, through either our website’s contact page or by calling 239-919-7009.

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Our Naples Medical Spa Reviews

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

Exceptional!

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

Returning!

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

Can’t Wait to Go Back

First time @ Tru Glo and had a wonderful experience. I had a hydra facial with Maddie – she was super knowledgeable and gave me lots of tips and tricks to glowing skin. Spa is gorgeous – clean and smells amazing! Everyone I encountered couldn’t have been nicer. Can’t wait to go back for another treatment!

Kaitlyn S

A Win Win

Excellent staffing from front desk to clinicians. Knowledgeable in specific treatments, taking the time to explain in detail what to expect and reasonable results. Spa environment, medical expertise. A win win!

Rolene P

Treatment Works Wonders

Friendly staff, beautiful facility, very knowledgeable, the BBL treatment works wonders

Elisabeth C

The Best

I’ve had hydrafacials and BBL’s in the past year and I’ve received so many compliments on my skin! The Spa, staff, and treatments are the best.

Denise M

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