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The Most Important Anti-Aging Tip Ever!

The Most Important Anti-Aging Tip Ever!

It’s no secret that sunscreen prevents skin cancer, but did you know it also prevents aging? As a matter of fact, 90% of our aging comes from UVA and UVB rays!
So drumroll… the single most important product you will ever need in your daily anti-aging routine is SUNSCREEN.
• It doesn’t matter if it’s raining, foggy or winter – as long as it’s daytime, UV rays, are still penetrating through the clouds.
• It’s never too soon to start wearing sunscreen daily, and you’ll never regret that extra 2 seconds in your daily skin care routine.
• One of the easiest ways to incorporate sunscreen into your routine is to choose a daily moisturizer with a minimum SPF of 30. Or you could use a sunscreen over your favorite moisturizer, or a makeup with an SPF, or a powdered SPF on top of your makeup, or any combination of layers that works for you to ensure your protection.
• Choose a sunscreen you LOVE, because if you don’t love it you won’t wear it. There are so many options, just keep sampling until you find your favorite.
• You’ll also want to re-apply every 80 minutes if you’re in the sun, or before returning outdoors later in the day. Powder SPFs make re-applying a cinch when you are on the go!
• Remember, you only get one skin, and the sooner you start – the sooner you’ll stop the damaging effects of the sun!
Stop by the Spa to sample some different sunscreens, or call 406-294-9660 to schedule your complimentary skincare regimen consultation today!

If you’re curious about sunscreen and want the facts, be sure to visit The Skin Cancer Foundation. For more information on sunscreen labels, be sure to check out the rest of this article:

Reading a sunscreen label shouldn’t be like deciphering a foreign language. But a recent study in JAMA Dermatology found that many people don’t understand how to read a sunscreen label or how the product protects the skin. Only 43 percent of survey respondents understood the meaning of an SPF value.

Given these findings, we considered it a good time to brush up on sunscreen basics. Here are  explanations of key terms appearing on sunscreen labels that you should understand when selecting a product:

  1. Broad Spectrum: It’s essential for your sunscreen to offer broad spectrum protection, which means that it offers effective protection against both UVA(ultraviolet A) and UVB (ultraviolet B) rays, the solar wavelengths proven to damage the skin. UVA rays penetrate the skin more deeply than UVB, and are the chief cause of wrinkles, sagging and other signs of aging. UVB rays damage the skin’s upper surface and are the main cause of sunburn. Both cause skin cancer.