Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Sun Protection Tips - Ask the Expert: Sabrina

Summer is upon us and sunburn is everywhere. What is the best way to protect ourselves and how often should we reapply? Considering I am a big advocate for organic airbrush tanning these questions cross my mind often! I have come to find that we are slightly off the mark with our protection and products.

Here are a few tips for better sun protection:

1. We need to be applying a thicker layer of sunscreen—about two tablespoons for our bodies and 1/2 teaspoon for our face every two hours. Sunscreen does not last all day and needs to be reapplied often.

2. Wearing cosmetics with SPF is not enough. Although they are helpful, they are secondary to actual sunscreen. We should be using sunscreen daily because about 80% of our sun exposure is accidental. It happens because we think that sunscreen isn’t necessary for short outdoor activities, such as when we walk the dog or get the mail on our daily outings.

3. We need to make sure that we are buying a broad-spectrum UVA and UVB sunscreen so that we are protected against all of the suns harmful rays year round, especially your driving arm that sits by the window for hours in all seasons.


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