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Posts Tagged ‘sun burn’

School is back in session but summer is definitely not over. Wearing sunblock every day is just as important in the winter and on cloudy days as it is in the summer and its not just for those planning to be in the sun all day. Those who simply drive to work and work indoors should still apply sunblock everyday. Driving to work is enough sun exposure to activate melanocytes and compromise skin pre and post procedures, such as Fotofacial, Chemical Peels, Laser Hair Removal, Fraxel, and Microlaser Peel. When UVA and UVB light rays enter the skin, they damage the skin cells, causing visible and invisible damage. The cell damage adds up year after year. Built up “invisible” sun damage can lead to skin cancer. The sun breaks down collagen resulting in premature aging, uneven skin tone, freckles, sun spots, and skin cancer. The best way to prevent those unwanted effects from the sun, is to stay out of it, especially between 10am and 4pm, when the suns rays are the strongest.

It is very important to limit sun exposure in childhood, as most of sun damage is done in the first 18 years of life. Start preventing sun damage in childhood now. Block the sun by applying a broad-spectrum UVA and UVB sunscreen lotion with SPF 30 or higher and reapply at least every hour. I prefer chemical-free sunscreens that contain zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, they are more opaque and prevent light from entering the skin. I like the Coppertone Sensitive Skin SPF 50, it has 14% zinc oxide and no fragrance, for the body. I like the Obagi Healthy Skin SPF 35 and Skin Ceuticals Sheer Physical UV Defense SPF 50 for the face. Make sure to apply sun block generously to the skin, and apply 30 minutes before going in the sun. In addition to sunblock, wear sunglasses, protective hats, and protective clothing and stay in the shade as much as possible.


You can find Coopertone Pure and Simple at most drug stores.

You can get Obagi Healthy Skin, SPF 35 and Skin Ceuticals Sheer Physical UV Defense SPF 50 at Paradise Valley Skin Klinic.
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Read MoreAugust 31, 2010 2:13 pm - Posted by Stephanie