Category Archives: tanning

Defining Sun Damage

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There’s nothing like spending the day outside on a gorgeous, sunny day. Unfortunately that feeling often comes with a price – sun damage. Unprotected skin is vulnerable to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation, which can cause long-term changes to your skin. Sun damage comes in many forms, but some of the most common types include: Dry skin – When exposed to excessive amounts of sun, your skin can slowly lose natural moisture and essential oils. This can cause your skin to appear dry or flaky – resulting in an aged appearance. Sunburn – Sunburn is a skin injury that occurs after the skin is exposed to UV radiation. Mild to […]

How New Light Based Technologies Can Minimize the Signs of Long-Term Sun Damage

Not all lights are created equal. Some are visible to the human eye as colors. Others, though not perceivable, produce long-lasting biological effects. For example, ultra-violet (UV) light (10-400 nm), which comes to us in the flavors of UVA, UV B, and UVC (though little of the latter reaches the earth), is well known to alter our skin cells at the genetic level, causing DNA damage. The result: aged, weathered skin; precancerous skin lesions known as actinic keratoses (AKs), and in the worst-case scenario, skin cancer. Yet there are other types of light that can help fight these problems. An emerging field of light-based technologies, known by names such as […]

Be Safe and Beautiful with HydroPeptide SPF 30

Posted by Justin from Hydropeptide. Hydropeptide Hydropeptide SPF 30 Anti-Wrinkle Skin Enhancing UV Protection immediately enhances the look of skin while minimizing premature aging. Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed form of cancer. The disease contributes to thousands of deaths and surgeries every year. Luckily, there are steps that can decrease the risk of developing basal cell cancer, squamous cell cancer or melanoma. One of the most important preventative measures to take is to apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen that blocks both UVA and UVB radiation. HydroPeptide SPF 30 Anti-Wrinkle Skin Enhancing UV Protection offers a physical barrier against UVA/UVB rays and free radical damage while making skin beautiful. This […]

Go with your Own Glow

Get your own Glow on Remember growing up, that picture of the girl in the Coppertone ad, the one with the tan-line showing as the dog pulled on her bathing suit? Boy things have changed, if you see a kid with a tan or without sunscreen you will have 10 Mom’s coming up to you waving sunscreen yelling child abuse! It seems as though we are more educated about protecting our children, however not so great about protecting ourselves. Recently while researching self tanners I came across a campaign called, “Go with your own Glow”. It is the campaign for the Skin Cancer foundation. In my line of work, I […]