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Easy Ways To Protect Your Skin in the Sun

FYBC 7:4.jpgIf you love being outside but hate the thought of exposing your skin to harmful UV rays, there are ways to combat potential sun damage. Since this summer is proving to be bright and hot one, take the proper precautions to ensure the health and longevity of your skin.

Cover Up– If you know you are going to be outside for an extended amount of time, a hat is a great way to ensure you are protected. It just so happens that the floppy, big hat look is in this summer! For maximum protection, invest in a hat that covers your head, face, and shoulders.

Sunglasses– In this case, the bigger the better. The ideal pair of sunglasses is large frames big enough to cover the whole area around your eyes with polarized lenses with some sort of UV filter. Keep in mind that you should avoid any pair of sunglasses with a reflective lense! Although they are super trendy this summer, they will bounce UV light onto your cheeks

Sunscreen– One of the easiest ways to ensure you are always protected from the sun is to use skin products (primer, moisture etc) that have SPF incorporated into them. This is a great way to minimize your exposure to damaging UV rays. Look for products with an SPF level of at least 30 and to apply it just a frequently as you would sunscreen.

Avoid Laying Out– There is nothing healthy about sunbathing. Aside from the occasional burn, over exposing your skin to direct sunlight has dangerous consequences. If you are unwilling to give up sunbathing, consider taking it slowly and allow your skin to build up its melanin. If being tan is that important to you, a spray tan can give you that sunkissed look without the damage.

The way you treat your skin right now will certainly dictate how youthful, healthy and fresh you look later on in life. Taking good care of your skin now is vital to remaining healthy and naturally beautiful. Do what is necessary to protect your skin from the sun and look beautiful doing it. For more information on our professional spray tans, contact us or book your appointment today.


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The 411 On Sunscreen!

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The key to keeping your skin looking youthful and fresh depends on how well you treat it. In order to have skin that still looks radiant in 15 years, you must take the necessary steps to ensure its health.  Exposing your skin to the sun is just a part of life. However, you can control how frequently and directly you allow UV rays. As warmer weather creeps closer, it is time to start thinking about ways to protect your skin. Protect your skin today by using a combination of sunscreen and sunblock as the sun heats up.

Which To Choose: Sunscreen vs Sunblock

Sunscreen, the chemical kind, penetrates the skin and absorbs the UVA rays before they can reach and cause damage to your dermal layer. Zinc oxide and titanium dioxide are the ingredients responsible for deflecting harmful UV rays before they reach the protective outer epidermis layer of your skin.

Sunblock, the physical kind, contains both organic and non-organic ingredients that essentially stay on top of the skin and act as a barrier between the rays and the outer layer of the skin. Buy a sunblock with ingredients like octyl methoxycinnamate, octyl salicylate, and octocrylene.

The major difference between the two is that sunblocks are formulated to shield against UVB rays, while sunscreens protect against UVA. Luckily, these days you can find formulas that contain both.

Take the necessary steps to ensure you feel and look your best, always. If you have questions or concerns about your skin, give us a call today or book an appointment with one of our skincare professionals. Loving the skin you’re in starts with how well you care for it.