Thursday, April 22, 2010

Sun Savvy

As I finished giving one of my clients a chemical peel, I began to go over the after care protocol with her. My one thing I stressed to her was SUNSCREEN, SUNSCREEN, SUNSCREEN. She told me she doesn't wear it during the week because she works indoors. Unfortunately I've heard this excuse before. We need sunscreen every day, even if we work indoors. When you're driving to your job or school ,you're being exposed. When you run outside to grab the mail ,you're being exposed. Even on cloudy days, your skin is exposed to UV rays. Unless you're home sick and won't be leaving the house all day, make sure you apply your sunscreen. Makeup that contains an SPF is not enough for those sunny days either.
Some tips for applying sunscreen:
  • Apply a generous amount(about the size of a quarter)

  • Apply sunscreen about 30 minutes before exposure to sun

  • Don't forget your neck, declotte and ears

  • Reapply 2-4 hours after you're in the sun

  • Reapply immediately after swimming or excessive sweating

For those of you who drive, don't forget about applying sunscreen to your hands and arms. Who wants sunspots on our hands! After applying sunscreen, wearing a hat is still a good idea.Preferably a wide brimmed hat that covers your entire face and neck. Sunglasses are also a must have to prevent crows feet around the eyes.

Remember sun damage is the biggest cause of aging. So lets lather up!

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