Lather up to prevent damage from the sun

It’s only March, but the summer sun is coming out to play and boy is it exciting! The tank tops, shorts and sandals are all getting removed from storage and happily adorned. The only thing left to do… is get a tan. Most everyone prefers the way they look with a little color and as summer approaches we attempt to get that sun-kissed look back as fast as possible. According to a survey, one-third of Americans don’t use sunscreen and almost 70% of the ones that do are only occasional users. I know we all look better with a tan, but do we look better with wrinkles too? Just ten minutes in the sun can expose you to damaging rays!

Wrinkles, sun spots, sagging skin, SKIN CANCER, is it really worth it? I’m not saying don’t get a tan, just be smart about it. Don’t try and get it all in one day, build your tan gradually and keep your skin protected. Protecting your skin is as important as brushing your teeth, so try to make it a part of your daily routine.  To start, your daily face lotion should have an SPF of 15 or greater. Personally in the summer months I use SPF 30 as a daily lotion on my face and SPF 15 on my body, EVERY DAY no matter what. Then I use a self-tanning lotion to give me the bronzed look that I like until I have slowly and safely built up my tan from the sun.  Just remember that the SPF should always be SPF 15 or higher, and that will only protect you for a couple of hours, so if you are going to be out in the sun all day then you need to re-apply every two hours.  Also – don’t forget about your hair, eyes and lips, they are exposed and will need protection as well.

A burn is a wrinkle, not a tan. Keep telling yourself that. Burns = dead skin cells, blisters, peeling and spots.

Here are some great products from that can PROTECT your skin from damaging rays, NOURISH and smooth your skin give you the TANNED look that you want, without all the damage:

Neutrogena Healthy Skin with SPF 15
Jergens Natural Glow Daily Face Moisturizer
Banana Boat Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30
Jergens Natural Glow Body Moisturizer
Biosilk Silk Therapy (has UV protection)
Chapstick Lip Balm with SPF 30

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