Posts tagged sunscreen
Safe-for-Summer Treatments

It’s important to take care of our skin all year round, but because of increased sun exposure and stronger UV rays, certain procedures should be saved for our rainy months. This doesn’t mean its time to sleep on skin care! In fact the opposite is true, our skin needs lots of TLC in the sunny months. The following will help keep your skin game strong all summer long

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Sunscreen 101

Short-term sun damage presents as a sunburn. Long-term, unprotected exposure causes gradual damage to skin known as sun damage or photoaging, and accounts for about 90% of the signs of skin aging. The two main types of damaging rays are UVB and UVA. They damage skin cells and their DNA, leading to fine lines, wrinkles, irregular pigmentation, visible vessels, thinned skin, loss of elasticity and skin cancer (including melanoma). This damage occurs directly by the incoming UV photons and indirectly by free radicals that are generated by these rays.

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