The Truth about Sunscreen

The truth about Sun Screen

image of the sun

1. There is no such thing as sunblock.

No sun screen completely block UV rays.

An SPF 15 protests against 93% of UV rays(allowing 7% to get through and burn your skin),SPF 30 protects against 97%(allowing 3% to get through and burn your skin),

SPF 50 wards off 98%, SPF 98 about 99%- and these percentages only pertain if you apply the right amount. If not , even less protection is delivered. So get rid of the word "sunblock"- unless you're saying," there's no such thing as sunblock".

2. What is SPF

The SPF number tells you the amount of time it take your skin to become slightly red 24 hours after sun exposure. If 15 minutes of sun exposure brings redness to your skin the following day, then SPF 30 gives you seven and a half hours of sun protection. If you burn in just 5 minutes, you'll only be protected for two and a half hours.

3. To get a sunscreen's full SPF protection, you need to apply more than you think.

woman in the outside

The product featuring an SPF. What's the right amount? Follow the Two Finger Rule : for a person's face, neck, and ears apply a line of sunscreen 1/8" wide down the index and middle fingers. The same amount is also applied to different areas of the body: each arm and shoulder is one area, each leg another, the torso and back are two other areas. All are covered by the Two Finger Rule. Fingers make a great measuring tool since they are the right size for each person's body areas, whether you're a small child or a large adult!

4.SPF 30 is high enough for most people.

Even if you are taking a drug or have a medical condition that causes your skin to react to sunlight, dermatologists say SPF 30 should provide enough protection to keep your skin safe in the sun. Of course, nothing is as effective as wearing protective clothing or staying out of the sun altogether.

5. There is no such thing as a "healthy" tan.

Any tan- even a base tan- signals that DNA within skin cells has sustained damage

old woman wrinkles

. Here's how a tan develops: When damage occurs, DNA sends a molecular message to nearby cells named 'melanocytes' to tell them the body's own sunscreen -named 'melanin' -is needed to protect the DNA from further damage. Whether this tanning process occurs in natural sunlight or from tanning lamps is irrelevant. The damage is done. And this damage is almost always embedded in the DNA for years- if not a lifetime-where it waits to show up as premature sighs of age or even skin cancer, triggered by a bout of intense UV exposure, such as a vacation in the sun years after the initial damage occurs. So no UV-tanned skin, regardless of the UV source is healthy. None.

Recommendation from Scent of Lavender

Solar defender from Forlavede



Solar Defender SPF30.We've made it light enough to wear everyday, yet it's so effective you'll feel protected under the harshest sun conditions-whether you're at the beach, on the ski slope, on a sailboat or at the office.

The secret is our new sunscreen technology. We take the gentlest sunscreen available-Zinc Oxide- and micronized it to provide a sheer, invisible layer of protection you won't see or feel throughout the day. Then we suspend the micronized Zinc Oxide in an extremely mild silicone lotion and blend in age-fighting antioxdant Vitamin C and E, calming greenTea and soothing Aloe Vera for one of the gentlest, yet most effective, sunscreens ever developed.

What you get is sun protection you can count on everyday-even if you forget it's there.

Solar Defender SPF 30 Gentle, age-fighting sun protection. It's your best weapon against your skin's worst enemy.

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Anti-Wrinkle Skin Enhancing UV Protection SPF 30



A safe and beautiful sun-kissed glow! Immediately enhance the look of your skin while minimizing premature aging and offer a physical barrier against UVA/UVB rays and free radical damage. This revolutionary sunscreen self-adjusts to the color of your own skin tone, enhancing your complexion and offering smooth, flawless coverage while offering a rich blend of anti-inflammatories and antioxidant protection. You'll be amazed with this sunscreens lightweight feel and powerful antioxidant protection
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Smoker's skin

Smoking & Skin


We don't need to tell you that smoking is bad. Yet, we all have clients who still insist on lighting up. According to the centers for Disease Control,

Approximately 45.3 million Americans smoke (that's 19.3% of adults 18-years and older). The damage that smoking does inside the body is well documented, but many smokers don't realized the toll it takes on the skin.

Smoker's Skin

Slightly reddened or orange complexion
Mild puffiness
Breakdown of elastin fibers (elattosis) produce yellow, irregularly thickened skin
Contains less water than non-smokers'
Increased wrinkling especially in the cheeks and around the mouth
Blackheads are more common in smokers-appearing on the tops of cheeks, sides of nose, upper lip& forehead.

And they're large& harder due to oxidation from free radicals in smoke.
Smoker's skin facts

Smoke destroys collagen. It takes up to a week after one exposure to regenerate. Collagen-destroying enzymers(MMPS) ramp up when exposed to tobacco smoke.

Heavy smokers are nearly 5Xs more likely to be wrinkled than non smokers
Flbroblasts- collagen-making dermal cells-produce 40% less collagen when exposed to tobacco smoke.
Every breath of smoke kills over 50,000 natural killer cells in the lungs. There circulating cells are the body's primary defense against Cancer. But that's not all, first & secondhand smoke reduce the speed of wound-healing chemicals in smoke after the arrangement of cell's internal structure,causing cells to stick to one another& reducing their ability to move during the healing process. This leads to abnormal healing& excessive scarring .Of course, the healthiest move is to stop. If that's not an option, stop smoking 2 weeks before & after surgery.

Problem solvers for smokers !!!!!!!

Exposure to 1 st & 2nd Hand Smoke: Pollution solution mist according to 24-hours in vitro cell study, Luminaria Digitata , an ocean-grown algae that is in this hard- working mist, protests environmentally exposed skin offers 100% protection from tobacco smoke.

Lipid peroxide- the main free radical that destroys skin's barrier- triples 24 hours after skin is exposed to the smoker from just 1 cigarette.

White tea extract in Pollution Solution Mist neutralizes 55-75% of lipid peroxide.

Gray, Sallow. Sow to respond: Oxygen Boosting Complex Two forms of corn extract and ergothioneine increase ATP production to energize as it corrects gray, sallow skin tone.

Loss of Firmness, increased wrinkles: Advanced Firming Complex Matrixyl peptides smooth wrinkles as much 68% in 2-6 months, and algae peptides help increase skin firmness by 20% and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles by 27%.

Blackheads: TripleC& E comlex replaces C&E depleted from the skin and protection from blackheads.

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