Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Best SPF Sport Protection

Wear your sunscreen!  The worst thing for the condition of your skin is exposure to the sun.  Not to mention to toll it takes on the health of your skin.  Melanoma skin cancer is on the rise, don't go outdoors this summer without adequate protection.  At BRS facial spa we use and recommend SOLAR PROTECTION FORMULA, It's a gentle mineral sunscreen with an SPF of 58, is broad spectrum and water resistant up to 40 minutes.  I cycle and hike a lot during the summer months, I wouldn't think of going outside without wearing this.  It's slightly tinted which is very nice, gives your skin a nice glow and even slight coverage :-)

The skin uses sunlight to make vitamin D, which is very important to the health of your bones, but not so much when it comes to the health of your skin. 

Exposure to ultraviolet or UV rays is what cause sunburn. UV rays penetrate to the deeper layers of the skin where they damage and/or kill skin cells. People with less melanin burn easily, these people especially should protect themselves by covering up and wearing an SPF of 30 or higher.

Melanin, the cells that contain pigment, protects skin from the sun’s ultraviolet rays responsible for burning the skin. Continued exposure reduces its elasticity and contributes to premature aging. 

Frequent and prolonged exposure to ultraviolet rays over many years is not the only cause of skin cancers, it is possible that even one severe burn could result in the formation of cancerous cells.