Please people OF ALL COLOR!! The sun is hitting hard these days.. Protect the only skin you will ever have!!

 When choosing a SPF lotion, defining the type of skin you have is very important: 1) Always burns, never tans; sensitive to exposure; redheaded, freckles, Celtic background

2) Burns easily, tans minimally; fair-skinned, fair-haired, blue, green or gray eyes, Caucasians

3) Burns moderately, tans gradually to light brown; average Caucasian skin

4) Burns minimally, always tans well to moderately brown; olive skin

5) Rarely burns, tans profusely to dark; brown skin

6) Rarely burns, least sensitive; deeply pigmented skin including African Americans

The sun-protection-factor (SPF) rating system, which was introduced in 1978, is basically a measure of the amount of time it takes your skin to burn — and that depends on how fair or dark your skin is. So the lighter your skin, the faster you burn! That don’t mean black people don’t burn. Its just that it takes longer. If your unprotected skin turns pink after, say, 10 minutes of sun exposure, then it would take 15 times as long, or 150 minutes, when you’re wearing an SPF 15. The SPF number also indicates what percentage of UV rays the product blocks. An SPF 2 blocks 50 percent of rays, an SPF 15 blocks 93 percent, and an SPF 30 blocks 97 percent. Any SPF higher than 30 gives you only marginally more protection, which is why doctors often say that SPF 30 is as high as anyone needs to go.

Did you know this?!?!

Your skin is thelargest organ of your body… PROTECT IT!!

There are some foods you can eat to help with the UV damage caused by the sun. Try tomatoes, watermelon, bleuberries and green tea

Over 90% of all skin cancers occur on part of the body exposed to the sun

Between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. the sun’s ray are strongest.

You should let waterproof sunscreen dry for 10 minutes before going in the water

Salon’s uv lights are just as damagin as the sun!

Remember the three 6’s:

1) Sunscreen is not approved for infants younger then 6 months

2) Kids under 6 are extremely hypersensitive to sun

3) Over 60’skin is thinner and can burn and be damage more then at any stage of adult life. Wear sunglasses and protective clothing, such as hats.

No matter what skin type you have.. anyone can be at risk! The sun doesn’t discriminate

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Again.. Take care of your skin