Thursday, June 2, 2011

Protect Your Skin 365 Days a Year

One of the first things I ask a new client is " Do you wear sunscreen daily?" Usually the answer is " Only if I know I will be in sun" or " I work in doors so I don't need it". But did you know that it only takes about 15 minutes in the sun without sunscreen to damage the skin!!! Sun damage leads to unwanted pigmentation, freckles and in worst case scenarios skin cancer. So when you think about it, you are getting more than 15 minutes of sun a day just by driving, eating lunch outside or even by seating near a window at work. Even certain medications make your skin more sensitive to the sun. Thats why I recommend to all my clients to buy a moisturizer that has a SPF in it to use every morning after washing your face. My favorite is Cetaphil Daily Moisturizer SPF 15. It works for all skin types, even oily.  It feels non-greasy and light weight on the skin. It protects you from UVA and UVB rays, its non-comedogenic, fragrance free, paba free and does not clog poresI personally use this moisturizer everyday and have been since I was 15 years old. I have tried other through out the years but this is the only sunscreen that does not break me out. You can find it at any major grocery store, Walgreens, Target, Rite Aid or CVS. The price ranges from $8-12 and last about 3 months.