Suncreen Protection

Even though the sun may not be shining is all parts of the country yet, (snow in Montana) we need to think about protection against the sun.
Exposure to UV rays can cause damage to your skin over time, freckling, brown spots and reduced collagen and elastin. Now is the time to pay attention to the care of your skin.
SPF numbers on a package can range from as low as 2 to as high as 100. These numbers refer to the product's ability to screen or block out the sun's burning rays
Days spent outdoors require a higher SPF than 30, especially if you are fair or have a family history of skin cancer.
Most people use too little sunscreen....Apply sunscreen 20 minutes before going out into the sun (or as directed by the manufacturer) to give it time to absorb into your skin. Apply it generously and regularly—about 1 ounce every 2 hours—and more often if you are swimming or perspiring. A small tube containing between 3 and 5 ounces of sunscreen might only be enough for one person during a day at the beach. Add extra moisturizer with antioxidants like vitamin A, C, and E to fight against free-radical damage.

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