Soak up some sun without causing damage to your skin
Sunshine gives us energy, infuses our bodies with essential vitamin D and puts us in a good mood. However, if you spend too much time in the sun you run the risk of damaging our skin with its powerful UV rays.
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When exposed to the sun, unprotected skin will start to tan, burn or peel. The sun's UV rays not only cause the skin to dry, they also cause premature aging and cause dark pigment spots to appear. Extreme sun exposure can even damage the skin cells and stimulate skin cancer. In fact, our obsession with the sun explains why skin cancer is the most common form of cancer. Using sun protection on a consistent basis will benefit your health and help your skin look its best.
This section hopes to educate you on how to enjoy the sun, without causing damage to your skin. For instance, stay in the shade during the sun's peak hours (from 10am to 4pm); and never leave the house without applying a good quality sun protection product with a high SPF and UV filters.
Sun protection skin care products are now available in more then just sunscreen and sunblock. They currently include makeup, lip balms and moisturizers with UV protection. The latest technology has incorporated non-greasy, hypoallergenic, PABA-free and waterproof properties into cosmetics for people with sensitive skin or for young children to use safely.
We've gathered information on the following popular sun protection products for your best defense in the sun: