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Here Comes The Sun… Conquer The Myths!

July is UV Safety Month, making now a great time to separate Fact from Fiction about sun protection. We might think we know everything about defending our skin against the sun’s damaging rays, but let’s put that knowledge to the test with a little game: Fact or Fiction!

 

Sunscreens with SPF 100 are twice as strong as those with SPF 50: Fiction

The breakdown goes like this: SPF 15 protects you against 93% of UVB rays. SPF 30 is 97%, SPF 50 is 98%, and SPF 100 is roughly 99%, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. So, it’s not even close to being twice as strong!

 

Apply sunscreen all over your body before getting dressed: Fact

It might sound strange to grease up before getting dressed, but most clothing – especially the more lightweight fashions of summer – do not protect your entire body from the sun’s damaging rays. In fact, your average white T-shirt only has an SPF value of about 7, and if it gets wet, it’s even lower, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. So, it’s important to apply sunscreen all over your body – even where the sun don’t shine – before getting dressed for the day!

 

If you get a base tan, you won’t burn: Fiction

Any sign of color or discoloration to the natural color of your skin is actually not a good thing. The more sun you get – even if you don’t burn – the greater your chances of developing melanoma. Getting a base tan doesn’t even ensure that you won’t soon burn. But, if you’re looking for that bronzed look for summer, a spray tan or a self-tanning lotion is your healthiest choice.

 

Apply sunscreen 15 minutes before sun exposure and re-apply every 2 hours: Fact

Yes. This age-old rule remains true. You want to give the sunscreen time to fully absorb into your skin before going outside. This includes before getting into your car as well because your car windows – even if tinted – don’t protect you from the sun’s rays. When you are out and about, you really can’t over-apply sunscreen, but the general rule is still every two hours. Most water-resistant sunscreens, however, should be re-applied every 80 minutes. When in doubt – reapply and follow the bottle’s instructions. Try our SPF 30+ Moisturizer.

 

One sunscreen does it all: Fiction

There are different types of sunscreens for the different types of skin on your body, such as sensitive formulas for your face, a more balmy consistency for your lips, and waterproof for your body. There are also water-resistant and sports formulas if you plan to head into the beach or pool or get sweaty for a work-out. It’s a great idea to stock up on a variety of sunscreens for you and your family’s needs. And, don’t forget to begin from your neck up to your earlobes & everywhere else! Try our SPF 30+ Moisturizer!

 

Getting a tan can zap your zits away: Fiction

People think that the sun dries up zits, but really it can cause a buildup of dead skin cells that can clog pours more. The best way to treat zits is to treat your skin better by coming in for regular facials and using exfoliating and deep cleansing products at home. Ask the expert for skin care products for your at-home use and get your skin care regimen.

 

Visit our online skin boutique to stock up on your summer skincare needs today! And, don’t forget, if you did get too much sun, our Vitamin C Products and Collagen Mask are great after-sun treatments.

 

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Get Ready For The Beach

5 Summer Beach Bag Essentials

It’s almost summertime and that means beach days are upon us! Before you head out to the beach, the pool, or your summer vacation, don’t forget to pack the perfect beach bag. Here are 5 summer beach bag essentials to take with you…

1. Sun Protection: We’re not just talking about sunscreen here. To fully protect yourself from the sun’s damaging rays, pack a big broad-brimmed hat, fabulous oversized sunglasses, and not one, but three, forms of sunscreen for your face, lips, and body. You can also tuck away a mini sun umbrella that sticks in the sand to further shade yourself. Get your Luv Ya SPF 30+ for your beach-going needs.

2. Water! Water! Water! Hydration is the key to a healthy skin. But instead of packing your regular water bottles, spring for a more high-tech option with the frozen core center to keep your H20 chilly this summer. 

3. Entertainment: Download great music to your iPod like Summer by Calvin Harris or try Café Del Mar, your favorite magazines, or your phone & take pics. Don’t forget to get a waterproof case, being a great way to text or chat poolside without ruining your phone. They come in all colors, styles, and for every type of phone out there.

4. Healthy Treats: Just so you’re not tempted by the ice-cream truck that passes by or the beach concessions stand with hot dogs and fries, try packing some cool and healthy treats of your own, such as frozen grapes or for a guiltier pleasure – frozen dark-chocolate covered acai berries.

5. Calorie Burners: Don’t forget to pack some fitness items to help burn those calories and keep in bikini-shape, such as a Frisbee, an old-school inflatable beach ball to toss back and forth, or Smashball, which is like ping pong without the table. It’s a great way to have some fun in the sun and burn a few extra calories as well!

While it’s important to take some time this season to soak up the rays, enjoy the great outdoors, and bask in the summer breezes, it’s also important to keep your skin healthy, glowing, and hydrated. Make sure you have your skin regimen. Make sure you order your Travel Kits before you go! Happy travels!

Get Red Carpet Ready!

Are you ready to walk the red carpet all month long? This month includes celebrity appearances on awards shows such as the Teen Choice Awards and the MTV Video Music Awards. Isn’t it fun watching the rich and famous stroll out on the red carpet looking absolutely breathtaking? Have you ever wondered how they get so flawless? I have some secrets for you to get red-carpet ready.

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