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Prepping Your Skin for Summer Fun

The longer days and warmer temperatures mean that summer is just around the corner. Before exposing your skin to the harsh rays of the sun, there are a few things you can do to lessen the damage.Moisturize and hydrate: The harshness of the sun can lead to dry, damaged skin, even in humid climates. Your skin will also need to load up on vitamins and antioxidants to fight the free radicals and damage caused by UV rays. Finding a light moisturizer with antioxidants, like vitamins A, C and E, and us
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Spring Beauty Tips

With the passing of the vernal equinox, it’s officially Spring! Spring is a transition season from the harsh conditions of winter to the sunny, warm days of summer. With spring, hemlines shorten and more skin begins to be revealed, making it the ideal time to start preparing your skin for summer and swimsuit season. Here are some beauty tips to help with the transition and keep you looking radiant all spring long.Foot scrub—As warm weather approaches, so does sandal season, so it is time to p
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EltaMD Skin Care

With the sun beginning its emergence after winter’s hibernation, it is time once again to seriously think about sun protection. EltaMD offers natural broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection for every skin type, along with a full range of skin care products. Founded with the purpose of combining responsible and innovative application of medical expertise and science, EltaMD products use only the best ingredients to enhance the skin’s natural beauty while protecting and nourishing it. Not available i
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Sunblock Spells Safe Skin

Did you know that your skin is this largest organ in your body? And therefore the most vulnerable? Which is all the more reason to treat it with kid gloves, so to speak.When choosing a sunscreen, first look for the words “protects against both UVA and UVB rays.” Next consider the types: there are two, physical blockers and ones that are chemically-based. Physical blockers are reflective (cause a rebound or bouncing-off effect) and refractive (causing light rays to change direction) – zinc and t
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Sunblock – Redefining Sun Protection

Sunscreens are an area of confusion and marketing hype. What Sun Protective Factor (SPF) is best for me? For my child? Is a 70 SPF better than a 30? Is it micro-technology or nano-technology? Is this one waterproof? Is it broad spectrum? There are so many issues, so many types. The Skin Cancer Foundation Seal of Recommendation has been granted to over 800 products.This kind of confusion even finds its way into my house. One day, many years ago, one of my young sons and I were going fishing. Mom
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