Summer Skin Must Haves: Protection and Treatment Essentials!

May 27, 2022 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Woman at the beach wearing "JJW" hat applying sunscreen

May has made its appearance and with that comes more time spent outdoors and more sun exposure. While you don’t necessarily need to be outdoors to encounter sun exposure, it is a prime topic to discuss in the summer months. In order to maintain optimal health and gain the glow that is often sought after, it is essential to protect your skin year-round. 

Whether you are vacationing, taking a dip in the pool, watching your kids play sports, or working on the lawn – you’ll want to have your sunscreen close by. Luckily for you, here at Dr. J. J. Plastic Surgery, we carry the essentials that will benefit your skin all summer and long after. 

Prep Your Skin for Optimal Health 

To get clear, luminous, and youthful-looking skin, prep work must come first. By being proactive and taking care of your skin before exposing it to the sun, you can limit the chances of sun damage and having to reverse damage your skin – which could lead to loss of money, time, and the overall health of your skin. Therefore, let sunscreen be your secret weapon. 

Sunscreen is essential to your skincare routine year-round and should be incorporated as a staple product. It doesn’t need to be 100 degrees with blasting rays for you to be exposed. By having this knowledge, you can make an informed decision on what SPF works best for you and your lifestyle – because there are many options on the market! 

At Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery, our top-rated sunscreens are EltaMD UV Elements Broad Spectrum SPF 44, SkinMedica Total Defense + Repair, and the Wendel Skin Care Mattifying Minerals Powder. Not only do these products protect the skin from harmful rays, but they each come with other significant benefits. 

EltaMD UV Elements Broad-Spectrum SPF 44

EltaMD UV Elements is a tinted, moisturizing SPF with hydration boosting hyaluronic acid. This 100% mineral sunscreen is safe for sensitive skin, including delicate post-procedure skin. It also provides antioxidant protection to combat free radicals and comes in a universal tint for even coverage and a flattering, youthful glow.

SkinMedica Total Defense + Repair

Another wonderful option, SkinMedica Total Defense + Repair, goes beyond UV sun protection. It works to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improves damaged skin, protects the skin from infrared rays, and comes in a flattering tint. 

Wendel Skin Care Mattifying Minerals Powder

Our brush-on sunscreen is an amazing multi-purpose product that mattifies the skin while offering SPF 30 sun protection. Wendel Mattifying Minerals Powder makes an easy addition to your morning routine and can help you feel put together while keeping your skin safe. 

Treatments for the Skin

While protecting your skin with SPF is a priority, there are treatments that benefit the skin and work in tandem with your skincare routine to keep it looking and feeling its best. 

If you’re looking for a long-lasting way to enhance your skin, facial contouring and injectable filler treatment could be for you. Some benefits of facial fillers include:

  • Adding volume to the lips or face
  • Defining the chin and jawline
  • Bringing balance and symmetry to the nose and mouth
  • Plumping shallow contours under the eyes
  • Decreasing deeper lines and wrinkles
  • Improving the appearance of scars

Dermal fillers can also be used for liquid facelifts, non-surgical nose jobs, and hand rejuvenation – no surgery required! 

Other treatments include laser treatments that are ideal for skin resurfacing, rejuvenation, and tightening. 

The innovative Halo Laser is a hybrid fractional laser that combines wavelengths to target two layers of the skin simultaneously, stimulating collagen production and repairing sun damage, signs of aging, hyperpigmentation, and uneven skin tone.

MicroLaser Peel for Macro Results

A MicroLaser Peel can take about 10 years off your face while requiring only a day or so of recovery! These treatments are great options for ladies in their 30s and 40s who want to do preventative skin maintenance and address moderate damage.

All About Photofacials

A photofacial delivers intense pulsed light (IPL) to your skin, attacking sun damage commonly found on the face, neck, chest, and backs of the hands. This light (also called broadband light or BBL) penetrates the skin at a variety of wavelengths and targets red and brown spots to even out skin tone. Results can be seen after just a few sessions!

A photofacial and Forever Young BBL™ are great options to treat redness from broken blood vessels and reduce the appearance of sun damage, age spots, freckles, and acne. 


There are many options to keep your skin healthy, luminous, and youthful year-round especially as we enter the summer months! The experts at Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery are here to help you find the best protection and treatment options for your lifestyle and skin desires. Contact us today to schedule a consultation or visit our website to shop your options for sun protection!