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Skin Protection and Why We Need SPF

UV Radiation is the primary cause of free radicals in the skin. You have two types that you should be concerned about UVA/UVB.

The UVB rays stand for BURN, you will feel these rays. Unfortunately, one of the most damaging rays UVA you don’t feel. UVA can penetrate through clouds or glass. Riding in your car or sitting by a sunny window will give you damage that you won’t feel. Thus is why most people have more sun damage on the left side of their face, it is exposed next to the window while driving. UVA rays are present year round. You will not see the damage from these rays for several years. They also penetrate the skin 30-40 times deeper than UVB rays.

How do we protect our skin from this type of damage? Choose IS Clinical SPF 50, it is a broad spectrum SPF that protects against UVA/UVB rays. This formula is oil free and vitamin E enriched making it a perfect solution for all skin types especially oily/acne skin.

Be sure to apply your SPF 30 minutes before you go out and saturate your outer part of your skin the epidermis.

Learn more about skin protection and SPF by visiting Jo Ann at Skindeepgj.com or by calling 970-250-9249

 

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Be sure to get your birthday suit check by a doctor this month. Check your skin for these signs. Please watch this quick video to help you.

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The signs of melanoma

The signs of melanoma

Children Need Sunscreen

It is Crucial for Children to Wear Sunscreen

Despite numerous efforts to encourage people to wear sunscreen, a new study shows only 1 in 4 children regularly uses sunscreen.

Researchers say more than half of the children studied also reported having a sunburn in the previous summer. Experts say those results are troubling. The problem is if you sunburn in childhood, you raise your risk of developing skin cancer later on.Recent studies showed that children who have a sunburn at an early age are nearly twice as likely to develop melanoma in adulthood. Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer, and is responsible for nearly 9,000 deaths in the U.S. each year.

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Did You Know

SKIN CANCER ALERT

People in their teens and 20’s, don’t appreciate the damage ultraviolet radiation can do.  Melanoma is the second leading cause of cancer of any time in patients age 15 through 29.

Melanoma is one of three types of skin cancer but is responsible for 75 percent of all deaths from the disease.

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