The sun is a friend and foe. If you respect your skin and use preventative measures, you can fully enjoy your time outdoors. It’s always important to take precautionary measures. We were only born with one skin, so it is our job to vigilantly protect it.
Before you embark on another sun-filled day, take some time to conduct a quick self-check of your skin AND schedule an appointment with your dermatologist. It is tremendously important for you to get to know your skin and attend regularly scheduled check-ups to check for new growths, suspicious looking moles or odd bumps. Your dermatologist can help you determine if any skin abnormalities are cause for concern. Click on The ABCDEs of Melanoma Detection graphic to read about what to look for.
Equally important, PROTECT your SKIN! There are tons of products out there that offer SPF protection, but you’ve heard me preach vehemently against chemical sunscreens. Bottom line, what you need to remember is that chemical sunscreens absorb into the skin, and can and will alter your DNA over time, potentially leading to cancer that we were trying to prevent in the first place. Instead, opt for natural (NON-nanoized) mineral sunscreens that offer protection without the chemicals. I love the Suntegrity line, and Osmosis also has some fabulous products for sun protection.
First up is Shade SPF 30. This broad spectrum mineral SPF provides the ultimate protection utilizing both Zinc and Titanium Dioxide. The best part of Shade is that it is also a moisturizer. That means it’s perfect for those who don’t like a whole lotta fuss in their skincare routine. This will give you two steps in one! Arnica Extract, Goji Berry and Cranberry Extract AND Passion Fruit Oil protects your skin in the most luxurious way. Arnica helps heal the skin from bruising and current sun damage, while Goji Berry, Cranberry, and Passion Fruit Oil provide a whole variety of antioxidants, moisture, free radical protection, and antibacterial/microbial benefits (perfect for those who struggle with acne).
Second on base is Protect. This sheer SPF 30 is gluten-free and vegan giving you ultimate protection from Zinc Oxide. Witch Hazel, Sunflower Oil and Grapefruit Oil treat your skin to light hydration, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and soothing properties. This lightweight SPF wears beautifully under makeup and never feels greasy!
The best part about both of our SPF’s is that they don’t smell like an SPF! They smell quite divine, and never feel thick or goopy.
Also, let’s not forget about the miracle of harmonized water!
UV Neutralizer – No Tan Harmonized H20: This water is perfect for those who tend to forget to apply topical SPF. This harmonized water enhances your body’s defenses to UV rays, while keeping your skin from burning or tanning. This is a great supplement to add to your daily water intake! UV Neutralizer – Tan Enhancing Harmonized H20: Bring out your skin’s natural glow without burning and without absorbing the harmful stuff.
UV Neutralizer Tan Enhancing will help your body’s defenses to UV rays while allowing your skin to get soft, natural color. Whichever SPF you choose, be sure to at least choose one. If you are feeling fancy combine our topical SPF with a UV Water for the ultimate protection. Give your body a break this summer from harmful UV rays and treat it right with protection and love!
If you’re not sure what to get, just contact me, and together we will set you up with a fantastic sun protection plan that will allow you tons of outdoor fun!