Summer is here, and if you just got an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) done, then you may be anxious to show off your taut tummy in a swimsuit. Whether you go with a traditional bikini, a high waisted bikini, or a one piece, having that smaller, tighter tummy can feel like the ultimate accomplishment when you’re sitting poolside. To help you keep your skin in good shape on your stomach, Dr. Smith has a few tips for you.
Ditch the Tanning Beds
Tanning beds may have sounded like a good idea when they first came out, but they are basically a skin cancer bed. No matter how tempting tanning beds may be, try going for a spray tan instead. Spray tans can give you instant color without putting your skin at risk of developing skin cancer. Plus, the less sun exposure your skin gets, the more youthful it will continue to look.
Peoples arms and legs tend to get more sun than their stomachs because they are exposed to more sun, but before you consider ditching the sunscreen on your stomach so that it can catch up to the rest of your tan body, think again. Sunscreen is your skin’s number one defense against the sun’s harsh, harmful, and aging rays. Even if it takes you a little bit longer to get a tanned tummy, the time is worth waiting for.
The more you cover your skin up when you’re outside, the better it will age. If you are going on a beach vacation, try spending one day in a bikini and then the next day in a one piece; the less exposure your stomach gets, the better.
Keep the skin around your stomach looking as taut and youthful as ever by using these tips this summer. Want to learn more about abdominoplasty surgery? Contact our Staten Island office at (718) 608-1111.