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Summer Suncare Protection

Here are some helpful tips to protect your skin and minimize the effects of sun exposure in summer and year-round.

Sunscreen is the single most important part of your skincare routine. It provides a transparent barrier and protects your skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays. Sunscreen should be worn by everyone, every day, no matter your age or skin color.

According to the American Dermatology Association, apply a broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen with an SPF 30 or SPF 50, if you're going to be in the sun for prolonged period.

Reapply regularly and generously every two hours. Slather two ounces of sunscreen ( shot glass), on all exposed skin.

Don't forget to protect the most common areas missed, ears, lips, eye lids, back of neck, top of feet, back of hands, scalp and bald heads.

The sun's rays are most intense, between 10am and 2pm, seek shade when appropriate.

Visible changes, wrinkles, age spots associated with aging are directly linked to chronic UVA sun exposure. UVB rays cause changes in the surface of skin, such as tanning and sunburn.

Sunscreens that contain zinc oxide and titanium dioxide are less likely to cause irritation in sensitive skin types.

Use multi-protective measures, such as wearing hats, clothing, sunglasses, umbrellas, moisturizers. Incorporate sunscreen into your daily routine to help keep your

skin healthy.

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