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The Importance of Protecting Your Skin Against the Sun This Summer

The Beatles first sang “Here Comes the Sun” in 1969 while producing their Abbey Road Album. And while it’s long been considered a lovely ballad by music critics, it may not resonate with southwest Florida residents because we feel like we’ve always got the sun, especially in the summer.

That said, if you see or feel the sun coming, it’s likely coming on strong, and the medical staff and aestheticians at Naples-based Tru Glō Medspa urge you to take appropriate measures to protect your skin from its damaging rays. Excess sun exposure is one of the biggest causes of premature skin aging. It plays a more significant role in developing wrinkles, age spots, collagen breakdown, and irregular skin cells (moles and other blemishes) than genetics, smoking, poor diet, or stress. It’s also the leading contributor to the development of skin cancer.

How the Sun Affects Your Skin

The sun emits a spectrum of ultraviolet (UV) radiation that penetrates and damages 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 area, but also cause skin damage over the longer term. UVB rays cause sunburns and play a vital role in developing cancer and melanoma. The shortest waves—“UVC”—theoretically represent the most damaging threat, but our atmosphere blocks them. Sunlamps, suntanning booths, and beds also produce the same harmful UV rays emitted by the sun. Thus, you should take the same precautions with indoor tanning equipment as with the sun’s natural rays.

Protecting Your Skin from the Sun’s Damaging Rays

The easiest way to protect your skin from the sun is to remain inside during daylight hours. Of course, most of us live in Florida to enjoy the beautiful weather and natural outdoor beauty, so that’s not going to fly. When you go outside, you can protect your skin by wearing appropriate clothing, including a broad-brimmed hat, long-sleeved shirt, and full-length pants. You can also limit sun exposure by spending as much time possible in shady areas, especially between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. when the sun’s UV ray emissions are the strongest.

Absent these protective measures, the best preventive strategy for warding off sun damage is to consistently wear broad-spectrum sunscreen on all exposed body parts. Choose sunscreens with micronized zinc oxide and/or titanium oxide that physically block UV ray penetration. While chemical-based broad-spectrum sunscreens also block UVA and UVB rays, sunscreens with physical blocking properties are believed to be more effective.

Along with using a broad-spectrum sunscreen, make sure it has a minimum 15 sun protection factor (SPF) rating. Most dermatologists recommend using a sunscreen with an SPF of between 15 and 30. You can use higher SPF-rated sunscreens, but SPF 30 effectively blocks 97 percent of UVB rays. While SPF does not specifically rate the sunscreen’s protection from UVA rays, as long as it is also labeled as “broad spectrum,” it should protect from UVA rays, too.

Proper Use of Sunscreen

To get the most effective protection from your sunscreen, follow American Academy of Dermatology guidelines, which include:

  • Apply sunscreen to dry skin at least 15 minutes before venturing outdoors.
  • Apply enough sunscreen—typically at least one ounce—to cover all exposed skin.
  • Exposed skin might include the tops of your feet, neck, ears, and top of your head, areas which people often neglect.
  • Don’t forget to protect the lips by using a lip balm or lipstick with an SPF 30 or higher rating.
  • Reapply sunscreen every two hours or whenever the previous application is compromised by swimming or sweating.
  • When using sunscreen sprays, make sure to rub it in everywhere for even coverage.
  • Do not rely on sunscreens that are more than three years old or have an expired expiration date.

Check Out the Medical-Grade Skin Care Products at Naples-Based Tru Glō Medspa

Tru Glō Medspa’s line of medical-grade skincare products includes an extensive selection of broad spectrum sunscreens to meet all of your skin protection needs. Offering compatibility with all skin types, contact our Naples, Florida-based medical spa to determine which of our sunscreens is perfect for your skin 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