Skincare tips to help your skin look its best - even when the paparazzi sees you at your worst

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Mr. Sun, Sun, Mr. Golden Sun, Please Don't Harm Me

| |

UV 101

We all love the hot weather and how joyful it can be when the sun is out shining upon us, but the sun plays a huge factor in how our skin ages.

There are three kinds of ultraviolet [UV] rays: A,B and C. UVA is responsible for suntans and has a role in aging and skin cancer while UVB causes sunburns. UVC rays are absorbed by the ozone layer so it does not reach our skin.

So look for sunscreens that contain both UVA and UVB protection!

It is recommended to use a SPF of at least 15, but the higher your SPF protection, the more protected your skin is. If you tend to tan or burn easy, use a higher SPF level.

And remember to reapply sunscreen every two hours!

I am currently using:
B. Kamins Chemist: Bio-Maple Sunbar Sunscreen SPF 30 for my face [$41CDN from Sephora]
& Life: Sunthera 3 Baby SPF 60 for my body [$5.99CDN from Shopper's Drug Mart]

Do everything you can to protect your skin before it's too late. Prevention is key. We don't know when the paparazzi is going to snap our photos. Who says you can't get famous at 60 years old? ;)


About Paparazzi Skin

A blog that explores skincare and the truth behind product claims.

I am not a dermatologist nor do I claim to be. I extract information from books and the internet that I believe will help educate readers and myself about skincare.

From time to time I will do makeup-related posts.

paparazziskin [@] gmail . com

Toronto, Ont., Canada

Skincare Books

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Beautiful Skin
by Marsha Gorden and Alice E. Fugate

Future: Product Reviews