Wednesday, June 18, 2008
The difference between sunscreen and sunblock!
That big bright Star in the sky called the Sun can be your worst enemy and should be taken seriously. It can cause lots of health risk for all generations, young and old. It can harm not only your skin but your eyes as well.
Sunscreen helps protect the skin from the sun's harmful rays by reflecting, absorbing, and scattering both ultraviolet A and B radiation.
Sunblock, as opposed to sunscreen, is a lotion that actually blocks the ultraviolet rays of the sun. It has more benefits than sunscreen because the sun is blocked from penetrating your skin.
The Sun gives off harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation, which can damage your skin and eyes. Did you know that a tan is a sign of damage to your skin! A sunburn may hurt for a while, but damaging your skin over many years can cause many problems, including skin cancer. That is why you should always wear sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher when you will be out in the Sun for more than a few minutes. This applies even for cloudy days -- though not as bright as sunny days, much of the harmful UV light still comes through.
To help protect your eyes, use sunglasses that filter 100% of UV light. When you buy glasses, check for labels that say 100% UV Protection. People who don't protect their eyes when they are young run the risk of loss of sight when older, including getting cataracts.
If you go out into the Sun and you notice you are squinting, that is a sign you not only need protection on your eyes but you are also creating lines and wrinkles around your eyes from the constant squinting.
Some clients prefer to have their sunscreen in their makeup. I think this is great, but I prefer to use a separate sunscreen after i use my moisturizer and then I also make sure it's in my foundation. Please keep in mind it's all about what works for you. I must remind you that sunscreen should be applied everyday to any part of your body that will be exposed to the sun.
Whenever you are going to spend long periods of time out in the sun I recommend using a sunblock of SPF 30 or more, one that is Waterproof and Sweat proof.
Your skin will love you longer if you love it NOW!
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