It feels like June in April around here, so I don’t blame everyone for wanting to get outside and bask in those beautiful rays. Just please protect your skin.
There has been countless articles, studies, and firsthand experiences that confirm that if we want to maintain the health of our skin we must protect it from UV rays. Especially if you are someone that is concerned with how your skin will age! UVA exposure will accelerate that aging process, especially over time with continued exposure.
No, I’m not saying you have to lock yourself away in a dark room for the rest of your days. I’m just saying that you need to make different choices when it comes to how you expose yourself to daylight.
And it’s so easy nowadays! There are tons of options for sun protection, from special clothing to umbrella’s to SUNSCREENS (that’s in caps because that’s what we’re talking about today).
Not all sunscreens are the same. I’m sure you know this already if you have tried some. They can be greasy, smelly, and gross. And they need to be reapplied…
Sounds like work right?
Well rest assured because SkinCeuticals has taken the work (and the grease) out of your daily sun protection.
Physical protection, that’s how.
Instead of a chemical ingredient entering into your skin and absorbing UV rays, physical protection literally sits on the skin and reflects the rays off. It “physically” prevents those rays from entering the skin and getting at your skin cells. Because of this there isn’t that need to reapply as often as with a chemical-based sunscreen. Who actually does that anyway? Are you really going to take your makeup off throughout the day to reapply your moisturizer or foundation? No, you aren’t.
(Click here to read more about the SkinCeuticals environmental protection philosophy)
I have been a big fan of the SkinCeuticals sun protection products for a while. I search out physical protection for myself because I generally end up in head-to-toe hives if I use tradition sunscreens that are absorbed into the skin. It’s not a pretty sight, and it feels terrible, so with the only other options of burning to a crisp or locking myself away in a dark basement, I had to search out some “alternatives”.
Turns out there are many out there. But not all the same of course.
Why do I like the SkinCeuticals brand?
Because it works, for one (that’s the big one). Also, because they offer options based on skin type. None of the sun protection products are greasy, and some are even mattify-ing. So if you have oily skin, there’s a great option. If you have normal or even dry skin, there’s an option. Even sensitive and acneic skin is covered.
They have an amazing eye product too! It doesn’t move and really protects that thin skin around the eyes. Did you know that something like 10% of skin cancers actually happen around the eyes??? No thanks.
We carry the full line of SkinCeuticals sun protection products in our student spa. Not sure which one is for you? Come on in and find out, our students would be happy to share their knowledge with you!
At the end of the day, whatever brand you choose, please just make a commitment to protect your skin and your health.
no gimmicks. just great education
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