Skin Care | Protecting Yourself from the Sun

By July 15, 2013Uncategorized

How do you decide what skin care measures to take on a daily basis? The amount of time you’ll be spending in the sun should certainly play a role.

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Along with your eyes, the skin is the only organ in your body that comes in contact with the sun. This skin care offender wreaks havoc on smooth, even-toned skin. Add the popularity of tanning among young people and forgetting to wear sunscreen and you’ve got a recipe for disaster.


But why is the sun so detrimental to skin care efforts? Ultraviolet (UV) rays break down elastin and collagen in the skin, which causes sagging and wrinkling. These rays also make skin feel rougher and over-stimulate pigment cells, leading to “sun spots.”


If you want to make it easier for NeriumAD to give you the youthful glow you’ve always wanted, help it out by protecting your skin from sun damage. Here’s how.


Skin Care | Stay in the Shade

From 10:00am to 4:00pm, the sun subjects your skin to the most damaging UV rays. Limit sun exposure during this time. If you must be outside, wear protective clothing, sunglasses, lip balm and sunscreen with at least 30 SPF.


Skin Care | Avoid Tanning Beds

It’s not any safer to tan in a bed than it is to tan on the beach. Stop early signs of skin aging before they start by avoiding tanning beds and sunlamps.


Skin Care | Learn About New Sunscreen Labels

This year, the FDA changed sunscreen labeling requirements to help people make better skin care decisions. Here’s what’s new.

~The term “broad spectrum” can’t be used lightly. The new rules require sunscreens to undergo testing to ensure they genuinely protect against both UVA and UVB rays. UVA rays cause skin cancer and premature aging while UVB rays cause sunburn. You want to avoid both, so seek out “broad spectrum” sunscreen.

~Low SPFs are dangerous. Labels on sunscreens lower than 15 SPF are now required to tell you so. The warning reads: “Skin Cancer/Skin Aging Alert: Spending time in the sun increases your risk of skin cancer and early skin aging. This product has been shown only to help prevent sunburn, not skin cancer or early skin aging.”

~“Water resistant” doesn’t mean “water proof.” It means the sunscreen can repel water for a certain amount of time, usually 40 or 80 minutes, which is specified on the bottle. Terms such as “sweat-proof” or “water proof” are no longer allowed.

~Products must be straightforward. No more over-promising in the world of sunscreen. The FDA won’t allow sunscreens to claim instant protection or the ability to protect for longer than two hours between applications. The word “sunblock” is also not permitted.


NeriumAD is proven to reduce the signs of aging, including the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, discoloration; NeriumAD also improves the appearance of skin’s tone and texture. For more information about our quality skin care product, please visit the Nerium websiteor connect with us on Linkedin and Pinterest.

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