Summer Skin Care Essentials to Prevent Sun Damage

The summer heat has finally arrived and with it comes beautiful sunny days spent at the lake, beach, pool, or even just outdoors for the family barbecue. Unfortunately, one thing that comes with warm, sunny days is the risk of sun damage. It can come in the form of premature aging, skin cancers, and pigmentation that can be difficult to correct. Our patients often express concerns that sunscreen makes their skin feel greasy or irritated and even cause breakouts.

With the latest advances in medical grade skin care comes excellent options for patients with oily or sensitive skin and even sunscreens that work great under makeup. Below are some excellent sunscreen options recommended by the expert team at the Advanced Aesthetics Medical Spa at Gold Skin Care Center in Nashville that work well for sensitive, oily, dry or combination skin.

Nashville Dermatologist Recommended Sunscreens

Elta UV Clear SPF 46

Elta UV Clear SPF 46 is an oil-free sunscreen and formulated to calm and protect sensitive skin that is prone to breakouts and pigmentation. It contains 5% Niacinamide to help promote skin health, hyaluronic acid to hydrate, and lactic acid to reduce breakouts. The benefits also include being fragrance-free, paraben-free, gluten-free, and noncomedogenic.

Elta UV Physical SPF 41

This sunscreen formula is free of any chemical active ingredients, making it ideal for extremely sensitive skin and post-procedure skin. It is oil-free, lightly tinted, and provides a matte finish that resists humidity and perspiration. It is another option that is fragrance-free, paraben-free, gluten-free, and noncomedogenic, with water resistance for 40 minutes.

Obagi Sun Shield Matte SPF 50

This untinted UVA/UVB protection provides fragrance-free protection in a non-greasy formula. Obagi Sun Shield Matte is a completely sheer sunscreen application with a matte finish that is great for face and body. Men and women both enjoy this sunscreen.

SkinCeuticals UV Physical Matte SPF 50

The SkinCeuticals UV Physical Matte SPF 50 is a tinted mousse that dries to a powder-like finish and contains 100% physical sunscreen. It smoothes skin’s texture and helps reduce the appearance of pores. This oil-absorbing formula is also noncomedogenic and non-acnetic.


Intellishade is one of our favorite sunscreens at the Advanced Aesthetics Medical Spa! Intellishade is an anti-aging tinted moisturizer with broad-spectrum sunscreen SPF 45. Intellishade is great for all skin types as it comes in original and matte formulas. Intellishade Original is great for those who have normal, dry or mature skin or for those who like a pretty, radiant, youthful glow. Intellishade Matte is great for those in Nashville with oily skin who prefer a nice matte finish. You don’t have to worry if the tint will match your skin tone as Intellishade matches every skin tone, every time!

Nashville Dermatologist Aesthetician SkincareThere are so many wonderful benefits to Intellishade; it conceals, corrects, and protects your skin! Intellishade blends naturally with any skin tone, moisturizes your skin, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, provides broad-spectrum protection from UVA and UVB rays, helps fight photodamage that causes premature aging, and the matte formula provides pore-minimizing effects.

Intellishade is great for those who what a sheer healthy glow without wearing makeup. It is a great sun damage prevention product to even out redness and uneven skin tones. If your skin type requires a heavier coverage Intellishade is also great to use as a base under your makeup or powder. Intellishade is an awesome all-in-one product as it is a tinted moisturizer with broad-spectrum sunscreen SPF 45 and is also anti-aging!

Schedule an Appointment with the Advanced Aesthetics Medical Spa in Nashville

As you can see there is a variety of sunscreens to choose from that fit every individual’s skin types. Now you can enjoy the lake, the pool, beach trips, and family barbecues without the worry of clogged, oily-looking skin. Contact us online or come in anytime to meet with one of our skilled aestheticians to help determine the best SPF and sun damage prevention for your skin!