Tag: sun care

  • How do I get Vitamin D if I’m supposed to stay out of the sun?

     

    The sun provides us with vitamin D, an essential for our body. However, we have been told time and time again to stay out of the sun. We know the sun causes skin damage that could lead to cancer and premature wrinkles so how do you get adequate Vitamin D without sun damage?

    Short amounts of time in the sun are recommended for vitamin D. However, be sure to use an SPF on sensitive areas such as the face, neck and chest. Exposing your arms and legs to the sun for 15 minutes for 3-4 times a week is all you really need to avoid sun damage and get enough vitamin D.

    Efficient vitamin D is essential for our bodies. A lack of vitamin D can cause bone health issues, immune disorders, and possibly cancer. However, swapping out one medical condition for another is never ideal. Protect yourself from the sun by trying to remember to use an SPF and only get limited exposure to the sun.

    We realize sun exposure in the winter months can be hard to come by in some parts of the world (Especially for us in Washington).Talk to your doctor to make sure you are getting the right dose of vitamin D and if not, perhaps discuss supplements.

    Source: http://www.drrubin.com/vitamin-d/vitamin-d-sources-should-i-stay-out-of-the-sun/

    June 22, 2011 by clarisonic Comments
  • Summer Sun Protection

     

    Is it beach and pool season already?

    To keep your skin looking young, fresh, and healthy this summer we at Clarisonic, have come up with some helpful tips. Our number one suggestion, protect your skin from the sun.

    The sun emits harmful UV rays that can cause wrinkles and increase your chances of getting melanoma.  Consider these quickand easy things you can do to keep your skin looking and feeling healthy while having fun in the sun.

    • The sun’s rays during the summer months can be stronger depending on the altitude and latitude of your location. In general, the sun is the most powerful between 10:00am and 4:00pm. Keep this in mind when hitting the beach or lounging by the pool.
    • Keep a bottle of sun screen handy, ideally with an SPF of 30 or higher. Studies have shown that sunscreen that contains titanium oxide and zinc oxide may work better than others. Even on a cloudy day, the sun’s rays can affect your skin. Get in the habit of using a moisturizer with an SPF.
    • Wear a cute floppy hat, to shade your face and upper body where you skin is sensitive. If you’re an avid hiker or jogger, switch to a baseball hat.
    • The best sun protective clothing is dark and tightly woven. A plain, white t-shirt will do little to protect your skin. If possible, opt for a shady spot or carry a sun umbrella with you to protect your skin.

    What you do during the summer months to protect your skin?

    May 19, 2011 by clarisonic Comments
  • Good day sunshine, good bye skin damage

    Nothing is better than soaking up the warm rays during a lazy summer day. Unfortunately, UV rays from sun exposure can be damaging to the skin.

    According to Ask Dr. Graf, sun tanning bombards your body with aging and cancer causing
    UV rays. If you crave a bronze glow in the summer months we recommend picking up a sunless/self tanning product for the same cosmetic result without the damaging effects.

    Do you have a favorite self/sunless tanning product that you would recommend? We’d love to hear from you! Share with us today.

    September 3, 2010 by clarisonic Comments
  • Recovering from too much sun

    Summer is in full swing and a heat wave has been sweeping the nation. We all know the ways to stay cool and avoid getting too much sun but what happens if you do get too much sun?

    The CBS Early Show answers the age old questions and shows us How to Save Your Skin when
    you get too much sun.


    Watch CBS News Videos Online

    Do you have any at home remedies you prepare when you’ve had too much fun in the sun?
    We’d love to hear from you. Share with us!

    August 2, 2010 by clarisonic Comments
  • Skin Care Essentials: Summer Skin Tips

    Skin endures a lot during the summer months – sunshine, pool water and dry air –it can be tough to keep it looking healthy. We’ve compiled a list of tips and tricks to help you stay cool, feel cool and look cool in the summer heat.

    Stay Cool

    • Sunscreen is ESSENTIAL on exposed and unexposed skin
    • It’s also important to protect your eyes from harmful UV rays.
    • Stay hydrated and drink plenty of water; this is especially important if you are physically active
    • While you’re protecting yourself don’t forget to protect your lips with SPF lip balm
      • Kiehl’s Lip Balm SPF 15 helps protect against sunburn and relieves chapped lips

    Feel Cool

    • Wear lightweight and light colored clothing to protect your skin and stay cool in the heat
    • Wear a hat with a large brim to shade your neck and face
      • The Summer Straw Hat from J Crew is a great on-the-go option
      • Skip heavy meals like stews and soups and incorporate grilled fish and salads into your diet
      • Try a summer facial, keep your products in the fridge before you apply them or try the Bliss Summer Facial Set for a perfect summer cool off.

    Look Cool

    • Finish off your look with a bright lipstick
      • Check out Summer Skin Tips from Daniel Sandler for a complete summer skin look featuring bright lipstick colors and the Clarisonic

    • A shade from MAC Cosmetics To the Beach line is perfect for summer
    • Use a bold summer nail polish color
      • Popular colors for summer include: bright pink, baby blue, light green, taupe and traditional pale pink.
      • Try one of the fabulous shades from the OPI Summer Flutter collection.
      • Simplify your makeup routine and stick to the basics
        • Concealer, a light layer of foundation, eye makeup in earth tones and a quick swipe with the blush brush and you are ready to head out the door.
        • This summer is all about big shades and fierce prints

    How do you beat the summer heat? We’d love to hear your tips and tricks – leave a comment!

    June 29, 2010 by Clarisonic Comments