Getting ready for the SUMMER!

I love summer and I love getting tanned, but in order to prevent premature aging, wrinkles, skin discoloration, and skin cancer, one must use sun protection lotion to protect yourself, so that you can get a healthy nice tan. All sun care products contain SPF, but do you know what is it and is it the higher the better?

SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor
  • It only measures the protection from UVB (which causes burning), not UVA rays (which causes tanning).
  • Sunscreen must contain avobenzone (also known as Parsol® 1789), titanium dioxide, or zinc oxide to protect from both UVB and UVA rays.
  • A sunscreen with SPF 15 blocks nearly 95% of UVB, while SPF 30 blocks about 97% of UVB.
How to measure what SPF do I need?
  • If your skin normally turns red after 10 mins of sun exposure, a SPF 15 can let you stay out at the sun for 150 minutes without getting burnt.
  • No matter what SPF you use, be sure to reapply every two hours because they do get rubbed off, even the waterproof ones!
  • Don't forget to apply to ears and lips.
  • Everyone should use at least a SPF 15 sunscreen.
Some recommended sunscreen products:


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Clarins Sun Wrinkle Control Cream High Protection SPF 30 (Sun-Sensitive Skin)
An ideal protection for sun-sensitive skin or skin exposed to intense sunlight. It provides reinforced sun protection (heat-resistant UVB-UVA filters) and against dehydration. Helps prevent visible signs of premature skin aging.

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Sun Defense for Face SPF 50 High Protection
A high performance lightweight and oil-free suncare lotion which helps shield skin against harmful UVA/UVB rays that can cause sunburn, surface skin cell damage and premature signs of aging.

The Organic Pharmacy Cellular Protection Sun Cream SPF 25 (Face and Body)
This product uses three novel natural ingredients to promote safe, golden tanning. Anti-ageing extracts and nourishing plant oils leave skin soft smooth and protected. The non-whitening formula means you can use it anywhere on the face and body with ease.


Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Lip Protectant Stick SPF 15
An all weather treatment stick for softer, smoother lips. Sunscreen ingredients (SPF 15) guard against the damaging effects of sun exposure.

Kiehl's Lip Balm SPF 15
Kiehl's Lip Balm is designed for irritated lips, effectively relieves any dryness of lips and protects them from sunburn with SPF 15, leaving your lips soft and supple.

Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Lip Moisturizer SPF 15
This moisture-enriched formula soothes and conditions your lips, keeping them healthy looking and soft in all weather. Contains a PABA-free SPF 15 sunblock for added protection from the sun. Leaves lips soft, smooth and moisturized.

Are you now ready to enjoy nice sunny summer?

Coming up next time: After sun soothing products, and make-up products for you to get the most attention on the beach!

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