Simple Sun Solutions

Skin protection

Sun exposure speeds up the aging process by damaging DNA, which may deform cells, contributing to cancer. We often apply sunscreen to children first, then monitor their sun exposure, redness, and play-time, leaving ourselves unprotected and victims to environmental factors like UVB and UVA rays, which can cause immediate sunburn and long-term damage to our skin.

Starting today, care for yourself as well, apply sunscreen to your face, neck, chest, hands, feet, and all over the body. Stay in the shade if possible, use hats and sunglasses, protect yourself, stop the premature aging process now!

According to studies, a regular T-shirt has only an SPF ranging from 3 to 7? Did you know eyelids and the top of your ears are in danger of sunburn as well? When shopping for sunscreen products choose an SPF of 30 or greater, depending on exposure and activity. Look for products with UVA and UVB protection containing Parson.

Top 10 Sunscreens

1. Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch Lotion SPF 30

2. Banana Boat Sport Performance Continuous Spray SPF 50

3. Coppertone Water Babies Sunscreen Stick SPF 55

4. Neutrogena Spectrum + Advanced Sunblock Face SPF 100

5. Burt’s Bees Chemical-Free Sunscreen SPF 30

6. Aveeno Sunblock Spray SPF 70

7. Peter Thomas Roth Max All Day Moisture Defense Cream SPF 30

8. Murad Waterproof Sunblock SPF 30

9. Cellex-C Suncare SPF 30

10. Cosmedicine Global Health Face SPF 30 UVA/UVB Sunscreen

Protect, nourish, and cherish your skin, reapply sunscreen regularly; keep yourself and loved ones looking beautiful,  healthy, and young by preventing skin damage or cancer.

Thank you for reading, have a GREAT 4th of July and celebrate the men and women fighting for our country! As always, “Pass the Blog”!

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    1. Thank you Brian,

      It seems to me, preventative care is the best way to protect your skin, there are far too many studies which state sunscreen is imperative, ingredients need to be looked at, and proper product selection is a must.

      As a licensed aesthetician, I have encounter many different types of skin, and sun damaged skin has a rough texture, uneven tone, is dehydrated preventing proper treatments, not to mention uneven moles which are the beginning of skin cancer.

      I don’t know about you, but I would rather protect myself now, instead of paying the price later.

      Thank you for reading and have a GREAT day!

      A Blissful Skin

  1. I wasn’t suggesting we go without, just that you take a look at the literature. Turns out SunScreens containing vitamin A actually accelerate cancer cell production, and others contain hormones that are absorbed by the skin into the blood stream. That combo is in many popular brands. So be aware is all.

    1. Thank you Brian,

      I agree with you, reading ingredients is imperative, and I will check before posting anymore product suggestions. I truly love readers like yourself, the information and input, is VERY appreciated!

      A Blissful Skin

    1. Hello Bryan,

      I’m sorry you’re sunburned, ouch!

      Cool baths may calm your skin; avoid using harsh products that stimulate, exfoliate or strip the skin. Keep the area hydrated by generously applying aloe vera gel, you may also try cool plain yogurt. Remember to moisturize as much as possible and try to avoid any further sun exposure. If your skin is bubbling and you’re not feeling well, please seek immediate medical attention.

      There aren’t any clinically proven lotions preventing peeling; however, I have found OBAGI sunscreen lotion SPF-35 (#6 from the New-Derm Line) to have worked miracles on me. This is my personal choice. I hope this information helps!

      A Blissful Skin

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