The fountain of youth is SUNSCREEN
Updated: Mar 30
Summer fun is no fun if you are not protecting the largest organ in your body, YOUR SKIN!
Sunscreen used daily does protect you from the sun, it slows down wrinkles, brown spots, and premature aging. It blocks the harmful rays from penetrating the skin and triggering skin disorders, prevents skin cancer especially melanoma which is life-threatening especially for women in their 20's. According to the American Cancer Society, 1 to 3 cancers worldwide is skin cancer, 95% of malignant melanomas are caused by excessive sun damage. Sunscreens applied daily prevent blotchiness, redness, and eruptions of red veins maybe not as serious as squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma but still "not pretty", the sun weakens your skin and subjecting it to more bruising and even acne. By not using sunscreen you breakdown skin proteins such as collagen, keratin, elastin all very necessary to keep your skin smooth and healthy.
The advantages of using sunscreen daily are felt in the long run, immediately you are protecting your skin but the protection pays off over the years where your skin remains even-toned, supple, and the collagen and elastin undamaged. It is also very important to use a "natural" sunscreen especially because you are using it every day, apply last before makeup, and preferably on top of a serum instead of a cream. The creamy moisturizer's under a sunscreen is usually too heavy.
The only ingredients should be zinc oxide titanium oxide never with any chemical filters, noncomedogenic, broad-spectrum (meaning protecting from both UVA and UVB rays)
minimum of 30 SPF ( sun protection factor) and make sure you check the expiration date, no longer than 2 to 3 years. The SPF refers to the ability of a sunscreen to block the UVB rays which cause sunburns as well as the UVA rays that can cause deeper skin damage. Sunscreens between 30 - 50 protect between 96 to 98% from the sun. UV lights from tanning beds also cause wrinkling, age spots, and Cancer.
The sunscreens that I carry have the natural ingredients and the most crucial ingredients mentioned by the American cancer association, they are also award-winning sunscreens. You will love the way they feel look and especially protect your skin. I always recommend for the summer that you make your sunscreen your moisturizer and if it is tinted it can act as a foundation too!
Sunscreens I carry.
TIZO IS ONE! I have been carrying Tizo for years and includes all of the most important ingredients necessary for sun protection, the proper SPF strength along with lightness in texture.
Tizo 3 soft sheer matte finish SPF 40 broad-spectrum doubles as a makeup primer and water-resistant 80 minutes. Tinted or non-tinted best used for face only!
Tizo ultra face and body also 40 SPF this is a hydrating formula contains antioxidants C & E. Water resistant 40 minutes tinted and non-tinted
Tizo sheer foam super lightweight FOAM application SPF 30 water-resistant 40 minutes. Tinted and non-tinted.
And my favorite to add is LIPTECT fabulous lip moisturizer which can also be used around the eyes.
Tizo formulas utilize highly effective ingredients to maintain skin’s moisture levels by reducing trans-epidermal water loss while Skin Firm Technology gradually and continuously repairs skin with its time-released system. To make their broad-spectrum sunscreens as accessible as possible to a wide range of skin types, they are formulated with all physical, FDA-approved active sunscreen filters without the use of chemical sunscreens, oils, parabens, and other irritants.
Another great option is Epionce daily shield lotion tinted SPF 50 sunscreen. Perfect for all skin types especially sensitive skin. The dry water-resistant formula is enhanced with botanical ingredients for antioxidant benefits. It was awarded “Best Under Makeup” by Shape magazine 2017 sun awards. SPF 50 is recommended by the skin cancer foundation. Epionce is perennially winning awards for its skin line catering to sensitive, rosacea, eczema, excessively dry skin. This is a fabulous SPF 50, tinted or non-tinted sunscreen for delicate fragile skin.
My latest find is Environ Antioxidant RAD Sunscreen SPF is a sun protection cream containing sun filters and reflectors to provide SPF 30 sun protection, along with antioxidants, titanium dioxide, beta-carotene, and vitamins C and E, which help to fight free radicals. It is suitable for all skin types and all ages, including babies older than six months. In addition to 8% titanium dioxide, Environ RAD Sunscreen SPF 30 contains Camellia Sinensis (Green) Tea Extract, Leontopodium Alpinum (Edelweiss) Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf (Aloe Vera Gel) Juice, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Ubiquinone (CoQ10), it cannot get any better.
Apply you sunscreen of at least 30 SPF 1/2 hour before you go out do not forget: ears, lips, back of hands, scalp. (prone to sun damage because it has little fat) neck, chin, upper chest (also has thinner skin) easily sunburns and develops age spots, and do not forget tops of feet since they are very easy to access for melanoma. Smooth on your sunscreen do not rub it in your skin and if you are outdoors reapply every two to three hours if you are perspiring even more often.
Always use your sunscreen and get naked to check for signs of cancer early detection is prevention. Here is the A B C D E rule.
Asymmetry - one half of the mole doesn't match the other
Border - irregularity
Color - that is not uniform
Diameter- greater than 6mm ( about the size of a pencil eraser)
Evolving - size shape or color
Enjoy the summer sun, but be safe!
Contact me to order any of these sunscreens. 25% off till the end of July 2020.