02 Jul 2013
Summer Skin Care Mini-Series: The Benefits of SPF
Now that summer is in full swing, it’s more important than ever to make sure you are protecting your skin while you are outdoors. The Athena Spa and Salon experts recommend using an SPF of at least 15 on a daily basis to protect yourself from incidental sun exposure. If you are planning to be outdoors for an extended period, try SPF 30, or SPF 50 for all-day protection or if you skin burns easily. Take advantage of Athena’s sale on SPF salon products to stock up for the summer!
If you need some extra motivation for slathering on the sunscreen, consider these top three reasons to wear SPF this summer (and every day of the year!):
- Sun damage causes wrinkles: Any change in your skin color is a sign of damage. When the deeper layers of the skin are exposed to too much sun, your collagen is damaged. Since collagen is the substance in your skin that keeps it firm and elastic, damage to your collagen will eventually produce wrinkles. The best way to prevent wrinkles is to continually protect your skin from the sun over the years – although it is never too late to start!
- Wearing SPF will keep your skin looking beautiful longer! Consider actresses like Nicole Kidman, who have been diligent about sun protection all their lives. Freckles and sun spots are a result of sun exposure. If you have freckles and do begin to protect your skin from the sun, they might begin to fade. However, if your skin has been damaged repeatedly over a long period of time, it might begin to lose its ability to repair itself.
- Wearing SPF helps prevent cancer: It has been shown that skin cancer is directly related to the amount of sun exposure a person has received over time, especially as a child. Young women who tan frequently in their teens and early 20’s have been known to get melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer, at ages as early as 23! People who have received a lot of unprotected sun exposure over the course of their lifetime are often diagnosed with other, less deadly forms of cancer, although removing these spots can be painful and leave scars.
Save yourself some trouble later simply by using SPF salon products! Check out the great spa and salon products that are available to find the ones you will love to use! Protecting your skin should be an enjoyable experience, with great products and the comfort of knowing that you skin will stay beautiful longer. Athena Spa and Salon is promoting SPF salon products by Eminence and Jane Iredale this month. Stop in and pick out your favorites today!