How much do you know about sun safety? These facts will help ensure your skin is well-protected: 1. The sun emits two types of rays that reach your skin, UVA and UVB. What’s the difference between the two? Ultraviolet A…
We know significantly more about the sun’s power and ability to harm our skin now than we understood a few decades ago, when sunscreens were not yet available to protect skin from the ravages of UV radiation. Yet, the current, widely publicized knowledge doesn’t seem to stop today’s youth from baring their bodies to catch a few rays.
The phenomenon known as the “paradox of sunscreen” pertains specifically to UVA light. In spite of the widespread use of sunscreen over the past 30 years, photoaging and skin cancer rates have continued to rise. If sunscreens were effectively protecting us, this would not be the case.
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While most people know that skipping sunscreen when lounging at the pool is a bad idea, few realize that incidental sun exposure, even on gloomy, cloudy days, can be more damaging to our skin.
Regular exercise should be an important part of every skincare program because it increases circulation, which ensures that vital nutrients are delivered to skin cells.
Growing up through long, lousy winters in Illinois, my friends and I couldn’t wait to get outside at the first sign of spring sun. We were desperate to get a tan, and we “worked” at it with baby oil, reflectors—all the tools of the trade.
Today, we know significantly more about the sun’s power and ability to harm our skin than the medical community did during my invincible teen years in the 1970s, when sunscreens were not yet available.
The sun may be brighter, hotter and quicker to produce a painful sunburn from mid-morning to late afternoon, but that’s only half the story. While skin-burning UVB rays are at their peak between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., UVA, or “aging,” rays of the sun are present from sun up to sun down and require protection all day long.
Mary Radford, RN details how to protect your neck from the sun and how to use REVERSE on your neck and chest. Watch this webisode of Coffee with Mary to learn more.
Sun protection is the single most important way to keep skin young and healthy looking. Yet finding sunscreens that not only provide an adequate level of protection against both UVA and UVB rays, but also offer appealing formulas can be challenging.