Today, June 21 marks the first day of summer, and I couldn’t be more excited! As an esthetician, I want to take this opportunity to remind you about the importance of wearing sunscreen and protecting your skin from the sun’s harmful rays.
Here are a few reasons why wearing sunscreen is so essential:
🔆 Shields against harmful UV rays: Sunscreen acts as a protective barrier, shielding our skin from both UVA and UVB rays. These rays can penetrate the skin, leading to premature aging, sunburns, and even the risk of skin cancer. By applying sunscreen daily, we can significantly reduce these risks.
🔆 Preserves youthful skin: We all want that radiant, youthful glow, right? Well, sunscreen is the secret weapon! It helps prevent the breakdown of collagen and elastin, which are responsible for keeping our skin firm and supple. By protecting our skin from sun damage, we can maintain a more youthful appearance over time.
🔆 Prevents hyperpigmentation: Sun exposure can cause uneven skin tone, dark spots, and hyperpigmentation. By consistently wearing sunscreen, we can minimize the risk of these pigmentation issues and keep our complexion looking fresh and even.
🔆 Fosters overall skin health: Sunscreen not only protects our skin from the harmful effects of the sun but also helps maintain the overall health of our skin. It acts as a barrier against environmental pollutants, reduces the risk of skin sensitivity, and supports our skin’s natural protective barrier.
So, as we embark on this exciting summer season, let’s make sun protection a non-negotiable part of our daily routine. Remember to apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher (such as Yonka’s SPF 50 or Yonka’s Lait Auto Bronzant Self-Tanning Milk giving you a natural, even tan in 3 to 4 hours. Enriched with hydrating fruit extracts and nourishing shea butter, suitable for all complexion colors and skin types and gives your skin a beautiful golden glow. It does not contain sun protection ingredients and should not be used in place of sunscreen. Both are a great choice and available from yours truly, generously covering all exposed areas of your skin. Don’t forget to reapply every two hours, especially if you’re spending extended periods outdoors.
Let’s embrace the sunshine responsibly, ensuring that our skin remains healthy, vibrant, and well-cared for. Wishing you all a fabulous summer filled with beautiful memories and healthy, glowing skin!
If you have any questions about sun protection or skincare tips for the summer or need a few sunscreen products, feel free to ask. I’m here to help!
Have your fun in the sun but make it a sun-safe summer!
Your sun-savvy and loving esthetician Barbara