It is said that one out of five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. Beyond the serious life threatening concerns, did you know that 95% of visible AGING is directly due to sun damage? Overexposure to the sun causes premature aging which results in sagging, wrinkles and a change in the skin’s texture. Further, the skin’s health (our largest organ) can be seriously compromised by the intense free radical damage caused by ultraviolet ray exposure. Because there are more holes in the ozone layer than ever before PROTECTION IS CRUCIAL!
Here is the drastic comparison between a Tibetan Monk at 95 years old who spent the majority of his life out of the sun and a Native American woman at 66 years old who spent the majority of her life in the sun.
The key is to wear adequate and frequent protection whenever exposing the skin to UV radiation – which means daily, whatever the season
How to prevent future sun damage:
- Wear a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 DAILY. Reapply! Did you know that sunscreen applied in the morning is no longer effective by noon, when UVA and UVB rays are most damaging?
- Colorescience SPF 50 mineral sunscreen has the Skin Cancer Foundation Seal of Approval
- Wear protective clothing and accessories, such as wide-brimmed hats, visors and sunglasses.
- Stay out of the sun during midday hours (10 AM-3 PM), and seek shade whenever possible.
- Set a good example for children. We sustain 80% of sun damage before the age of 20.
- Follow the “Shadow Rule”- If your shadow is shorter than you are, the sun’s damaging rays are at their strongest and you are likely to burn.
- Avoid tanning salons or lamps.
- Check your skin regularly.
Our Simple Solution for future prevention of sun damage:
Colorescience has revolutionized the power of mineral sun protection. The active ingredients of zinc and titanium dioxide offer UVA , UVB, and infrared protection. One will see desired and consistent results by using a powder sunscreen, and here’s why:
Easy to apply (portable gravity-dispensed & refillable tube)
Very water resistant
Brushed on and washed off at the end of the day without leaving chemicals in the body that could create the opportunity for free radical damage.
Weightless and non-greasy (no stinging eyes!)
Chemical-free and dye-free
Safe enough for children over 6 months
No waiting time for protection to kick-in