Category: Sun Exposure

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How to Minimize the Effects of Aging Skin

Everyone wants healthy, smooth, young looking skin. Good skin care at an early age helps promote healthy skin as an adult and can have long-term effects as we age. Some skin changes are due to the aging process or hormones. Skin becomes thinner and drier, loses elasticity, becomes more fragile, and wrinkles and age spots

How to Apply Sunscreen

A good start to protecting your skin from the sun is finding a sunscreen that’s right for you. Did you know that sunscreen can only protect you if you apply it correctly? Follow these simple tips to get the most benefit from your sunscreen! First, remember to buy a good sunscreen with a SPF* 30

The Best Ways to Avoid Getting Sunburn

Sunburns are the result of over exposure to UVB rays from the sun. They cause the skin to redden and blister, damaging the outer protective layers of the skin. Just one bad sunburn can lead to long-lasting damage to the skin and increase the risk for skin cancer. According to the American Academy of Dermatology,

Don’t Let the Sun be Your Skin’s Worst Enemy

A nice sunny day motivates most of us to get out and enjoy the outdoors, but if you don’t take precautions, a sunny day can be your worst enemy. Here are a few things to remember when trying to protect your skin from the sun. UVA vs. UVB Rays The sun projects two types of

The Difference Between UVA and UVB Rays

The solar spectrum is divided into ranges defined by wavelengths. UVB rays are present at a range of 290-320 nanometers. UVB are sometimes considered the sun’s burning rays, as they are most associated with sunburns. They are also thought to contribute to skin cancers. UVB rays will vary in intensity depending on time of day