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Back-to-School: Undo that Summer Sun Damage

Dorothy Carr Tuesday, September 15, 2015

It's been a hot Summer! BBQ's, pools, and camping. Hopefully, you've been keeping up with applying sunscreen. I know it's hard to remember to use it every time you're outside, and unfortunately when that happens, sun damage may occur. But there is some good news! It’s never too late to try and reverse sun damage.

Whether you’ve forgotten to put sunscreen on one day on vacation or at the park with your family for a couple of hours, sun damage can easily occur. Sun damage not only affects your skin, but it also alters the actual DNA of your skin cells, causing lines, wrinkles, discoloration, and is a contributing factor in skin cancer. Every minute you are out in the sun your body registers it. However, it’s important to remember that once you start protecting yourself from the sun, you will stop the process of sun damage and begin to improve your skin health.

The Face Place Colorado can help you get into a great skin care routine that will restore your skin and keep your glowing, healthy complexion.

Your personalized plan will get your started with cleansing and toning products that will gently begin the restoration process.   

Your skins may have experienced an uneven production of melanin (brown pigment your skin churns produces to fight UV radiation)--leaving you with uneven tones. Our Face Reality Mandelic Scrub and  Glycolic-Lactic Exfoliating Toner can both help begin the restoration process.

To maintain your improvement, use sunscreen every day to prevent additional sun damage. Broad spectrums are always great because they protect against both UVA and UVB rays. Also, sunscreens with SPF values of 15 or higher are best. Our Face Reality products provide exceptional protection while being kind to your skin.  Apply a  sunscreen like our Daily SPF 30 Sunscreen 30 minutes before you leave for your classes.  Need more moisture?  Our Moisturizing SPF 30 will fit the bill. Or if you're out for a fun day at the park, go with Broad Spectrum Sunblock SPF 30 which uses ZinClear to provide great skin protection without any white residue! (Don't forget to reapply every 20 minutes!)

The Face Place wishes you a wonderful, healthy, fun-filled school year with beautiful skin!  Contact Dorothy directly if you have questions or concerns.

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