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Skin Care Note: Are you wearing Sunscreen today?

May 6, 2013

Do you know that sunscreen is a critical anti-aging product?  Some people still think of sunscreen as a product that we carry to the pool or the beach to help avoid sunburn. True, but come to think of it, sunscreen is the first shield for preventing premature skin damage and even skin cancer from occurring.  Remember, UVA rays cause aging and UVB rays cause burning. As skin professional, I would recommend client to invest in a broad spectrum sunscreen product first, especially if budget is an issue.

 Do you know that sunscreen must be used on a daily basis, no matter what time of the year?  Even though it is winter or the weather is gloomy, sunscreen is a must.  There are still UVA rays coming from the “hidden” sun that are responsible for extrinsic aging.   

If you know that sunscreen must be used on a daily basis, do you use it?  If not, then I suggest you start using it now.  With the latest marketing and labeling of sunscreen, I am sure you may be confused as to which one is the best to use. 

What is SPF? Sun Protecting Factor, a measure of how long a sunscreen will protect skin against sunburn. SPF 15 or higher helps to reduce the risk of premature aging of the skin.  There are many sunscreens in the shelves and you may find a number of ingredients. Sunscreen with zinc oxide gives extensive protection against UVA and UVB rays.

FDA has implemented new rules now on labeling sunscreen.  Talk to you skin care professionals or contact us to know more about sunscreen products.

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