With summer on its way in, you may have noticed how hot and intense the sun has been. Many people have likely already had their first sunburn. Unsurprisingly, research shows that the sun’s rays are becoming stronger due to a depleting ozone layer. With stronger sun rays, preventing skin damage becomes even more crucial.

Sun protection is essential for healthy skin, the prevention of skin cancer and premature signs of aging and it’s even more important in hot summer months. According to the The Skin Cancer Foundation, any sunburn you get, no matter how mild, means your skin has been damaged and could increase the risk of premature aging and skin cancer. Even those with dark or tanned skin who don’t burn are at risk of skin damage from sun exposure that can lead to cancer. The month of May is skin cancer awareness month, so we wanted to highlight the benefits of sun protection and outline products to help you create the best skincare regime for summer, filled with SPF!

Sunscreen is one of the best ways to prevent sunburns from UVB rays and skin damage from UVA rays that cause signs of aging and skin cancer. Brampton Cosmetic carries tons of SPF-packed products to incorporate into your routine, as well as other spa-quality skincare products to create the perfect summer skincare routine.

An ideal summer skincare routine starts with a gentle cleanser to remove oil, a light moisturizer or SPF moisturizer and/or a light serum. If you wear makeup, you can incorporate SPF makeup products to increase your sun protection. A face mist is a great addition for a refreshing, moisturizing pick-me-up on hot days. Exfoliators that help remove excess dead and dry skin are great for nighttime routines to avoid sunburns caused by chemical exfoliators. Other products like retinols can also increase sunlight sensitivity and should also be reserved for nighttime routines, and sunscreen should always be applied the next morning.

You’ll also want to incorporate either a chemical or mineral sunscreen into your routine. If you use a chemical sunscreen, it should be applied as the very first product after cleansing so that it can penetrate the skin and provide the necessary protection. Mineral or physical sunscreens should be applied after moisturizers and other products to create a physical barrier of protection. However, this is just a guide, always be sure to follow the product directions for the best results. Sunscreen should be applied every time you leave the house, even if it’s just for 10 or 15 minutes. Sunscreen should also be applied indoors if you’ve got lots of bright sunlight coming through the windows and your skin is exposed to it for long periods of time, for example, if you work in front of a sunny window all day. Be sure to reapply sunscreen frequently throughout the day, including each time you get out of the water when swimming.

Wearing sunscreen every day is essential for skin cancer prevention, but it can also help prevent premature signs of aging like wrinkles and sunspots. Brampton Cosmetic carries products that fit perfectly into your summertime skincare routine. Check out our suggested routine below, made up of high-quality products formulated with expert skincare technologies. View our promo page for more information on our ongoing deals and contact us for a consultation with product recommendations.


ZO Gentle Cleanser – A hydrating cleanser ideal for all skin types ensures your skin doesn’t get too dry from the heat while helping to remove oil, sweat and impurities that build up throughout the day.




Oxygenating Moisturizer – This hydrating moisturizer from Oxygenetix creates a breathable layer to allow oxygen to reach the skin. It helps promote skin healing and cell renewal. This light moisturizer with an advanced formula is lightweight and breathable, which is great for warm days that might cause facial sweating or oily skin.




ZO Daily Power Defense – This powerful antioxidant serum protects the skin from free radical damage and improves the appearance of lines and wrinkles while promoting overall skin health. This is a great anti-aging product addition that will help combat sun damage that causes premature signs of aging.



SPF Makeup

ZO Sunscreen + Primer SPF 30 – This ZO Skin Health sunscreen primer is the perfect summer primer to prep your skin before makeup. Its hydrating and provides SPF 30 protection against UVA/UVB, IR-A rays, and HEV light.



C-Shield Anti-Pollution Moisture Tint – The glo Skin Beauty moisture tint is the perfect combination of skin care and makeup coverage with 10 different flexible shades. It’s a multi-tasking serum that provides reef safe SPF protection, pollution protection, hydration, and natural mineral pigments. This is the perfect addition to your routine if you are looking for a more natural, ‘make-up free’ glow this summer.



Facial Mist

Hydrating Mist – The Colorscience Hydrating Mist is a must have product for summertime. This multi-tasking mist hydrates, refreshes and rejuvenates the skin when you’re feeling hot and sticky while also preserving your makeup.



ZO Exfoliating Polish

ZO Exfoliating Polish – This exfoliating polish uses magnesium crystals to exfoliate deal skin cells that clog pores for a smooth, even complexion.



Chemical Sunscreen

EltaMD Sunscreens – EltaMD has specialized in medical-grade sunscreens, for over 25 years. They offer several options with varying levels of SPF protection and tinted and non-tinted options.



Mineral Sunscreen

TiZo Mineral Sunscreens – We carry a range of TiZo Mineral Sunscreens that come in a variety of options including tinted, non-tinted, and lip protection.



Sunforgettable®: Brush-On Sunscreen

Sunforgettable by Colorescience is a brush-on sunscreen that’s powerful, all-mineral, and totally invisible to give you complete protection. Convenient to apply, with SPF 50, it can be used on its own or under makeup, providing broad-spectrum defence and boasting a protection grade (PA) rating of PA++++. The brush is made with antimicrobial bristles, and the formula is both hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic.

To purchase our medical-grade skincare and other beauty products, please consult with our team. We can provide recommendations for the best products for your skin and assist you with your purchase.

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About Dr. Robert Sleightholm

Dr. Robert Sleightholm is one of the founders of the Brampton Cosmetic Surgery Center and Medical Spa. He is the clinic’s Director of Surgery and, since its opening in 1994, has safely and successfully completed more than 200 cosmetic surgery procedures each year. An Ontario plastic surgery veteran, he is a board-certified Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC).

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