Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Effective Ways to Protect Your Skin This Summer

While laying by the pool or the beach sounds wonderful, harmful UV Rays can have a negative effect on your skin. So how do you protect your skin in warm weather and sunshine? 

Tip #1: Avoid excessive exposure to the sun! 

Harmful UV rays can not only lead to skin cancer but can lead to premature aging. Did you know that up to 90% of the visible changes attributed to aging are caused by the sun? (Source) But if that is not enough to scare you, consider these facts:
  • Each year, more cases of skin cancer are diagnosed in the U.S than new cases of breast, lung, and colon cancer combined. 
  • One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. 
  • One American dies from skin cancer every hour. 
Melanoma, one of the most serious forms of skin cancer, affects adolescents and young adults ages 15-29. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, "UV exposure and sunburns, particularly during childhood, are risk factors for the disease." 

So how do you protect yourself? 

Solutions:

Protect your skin by using sun block with SPF protection: 
The Sun Protection Factor (SPF) refers to the products ability to screen or block out the sun's harmful rays. 

To read more about SPF protection and guidelines and the best SPF protection for you, click here

Cover Up:

It almost seems self explanatory, but if you want to protect yourself from the sun, cover it up! Wear light colored, loose fitting clothing that will help you keep cool and help prevent sunburn. 

If you must have a tan, protect your skin by using a selfless tanner:

IBOD Tanning Machine | Sunless Tanning Machines


We recommend trying the IBOD Airbrush Tanning System:

With the IBOD Tanning System, you can get the perfect tan in the comfort of your own home. Featuring an "Even Tan Guidance Light", the IBOD Tanning System is the easiest way to get a gorgeous tan (without worrying about harmful UV Rays)

The IBOD Airbrush Tanning System Benefits & Features:

  • IBOD Airbrush tan lasts 7-10 days
  • IBOD Airbrush liquid solution lasts 3-4 months (which is about 16 applications) 
  • No tan lines, no sunburns, no harmful UV rays to worry about
  • No fake dyes that wash off
  • IBOD tan develops in 4-5 hours
  • Battery operated (requires 4 'AA' batteries) 
For more information on the IBOD Tanning System, please visit our website

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