Episode #14 of the Wellness Connections introduces you to a conversation I had with some people who think that Sunscreen is an “American“ thing. This conversation informs those who think that this is true that there is evidence to the contrary.
It was a very hot and sunny day when I went for a walking exercise and ‘mindfulness‘ escape. I was about to cross a street when two women who were driving a convertible car stopped to let me cross. They were brown-skin , and neither person had on a hat. I suspect they probably did not have on sunscreen because they were dressed very nicely. As beautiful as they looked, I was concerned to think that they had not ‘protected’ themselves from the sun while in the car. Consequently, I walked back to tell one of the women that she should protect her head and put on a hat. Continue reading Is Sunscreen for Darker Skin People Necessary?→
The safe sunscreen conversation continues to be more complicated, which I learned in a recent New York Times article. It turns out that Oxbenzone and octinoxate have been found to affect ‘disrupt’ our hormones. Yes! Of course, it does makes sense that this could happen since it’s damaging the coral layer of the ocean.
Now that we know something about how Coral Reefs contribute to our planet’s well-being, and which sunscreens are best to use to protect our Coral Reefs, I want to let you know that you can Adopt A Coral Reef
♥ Dr. Joshua Zeichner, director of cosmetic and clinical research in dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, and Dr. Sejal Shah, a board-certified dermatologist in New York City provide us with suggestions on how to apply sunscreen.
For example, do you know whether you should apply sunscreen before or after your moisturizer?
OK, but seriously, should you put on your SPF before or after moisturizer? Both Zeichner and Shah agree on a little trick to get the best of both worlds: Apply a light moisturizer first, let it soak in completely, and finally finish with your SPF. “My best recommendation is to double-dip and layer a moisturizer with sunscreen first” — let it fully absorb — “and then layer another straight sunscreen, be it a mineral or chemical blocker, on top,” says Zeichner. Source: https://www.allure.com/story/when-to-apply-sunscreen-before-or-after-moisturizer
Brown skin women often are surprised when they get burned by the sun. Although brown skin does have a natural SPF of 13, allowing us to stay in the sun longer than women with white skin. However, we still need sunscreen to protect us from absorbing ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB).
Ultraviolet light is a type of electromagnetic radiation that makes black-light posters glow, and is responsible for summer tans — and sunburns. However, too much exposure to UV radiation is damaging to living tissue.
UVA & UVB contribute to the risk of skin cancer
Here’s what you need to know and do to protect that beautiful skin of yours.
Use sunscreen! Sunscreens blocks/ absorbs the UVA &UVB rays before they affect/damage your skin.
The SPF rating is a measure of the time it would take you to sunburn if you were not wearing sunscreen as opposed to the time it would take with sunscreen on.
SPF 15 product blocks about 94% of UVB rays; an SPF 30 product blocks 97% of UVB rays; and an SPF 45 product blocks about 98% of rays.
Apply sunscreen 20 minutes before you go out into the sun. This will allow your skin to absorb the product and create a protective shield.
Apply sunscreen to your face, neck , hands, and scalp! Apply after swimming even if it’s “water-proof”.
You understand that total well-being includes more than makeup and a beautiful hairstyle. HairBlues wants you to know about all the big and little things that help make you a healthy person. Periodically we bring you news about more ways to stay healthy. We hope these tips help you and keep you thinking about more approaches to Beauty.
♦ Do you know the correct way to use your sunscreen? How long does your sunscreen’s effectiveness last? How much should you use? The answers to these questions and others about sunscreen can be found by clicking the link . Continue reading How’s your total well-being?→