Sun Care

Best Sun Care Practices

Written by Karym Urdaneta, director of marketing and education at Pink Horizons Botanical Skin Care
The golden rule of sun care practice is to avoid getting too much harmful ultraviolet radiation with protective clothing, shade, and limited duration of exposure. Wearing light-colored clothes and covering…
Though most know of the harmful effects of the sun’s invisible ultraviolet rays, many are unaware that the sun also emits various wavelengths of visible light that can also cause…

Post-Summer Repair: Homecare and Spa Treatments for Sun Damage

Written by Kelly Richardson, founder of Venone PR and B.Bronz Sunless
With summer around the corner, clients will be getting ready to spend a few months at the beach and the pool and, after that, they will be looking to skin…
With summer just around the corner, professionals should take time to educate clients on the difference between UVA and UVB rays. While both are harmful to skin, their unique and…

What's the Difference? Chemical Sunscreens Versus Physical Sunscreens

Written by Liz Garrison, MBA, L.E., L.M.T., start-up spa product developer and educator in spa business development and management
Sunscreen is necessary to prevent sunburns, premature aging, and skin cancer. It protects the face and body from the harmful rays of the sun when skin is exposed. Sun rays…

Sun Safety: Educating Clients on Sunscreen, SPF, and More

Written by Alissa de Jongh, ND, founder of Glace’ Skin Therapy and professor of facial aesthetics at Houston Community College
Summer is well on its way and that means many people will head out for a little fun in the sun, which can be a wonderful way to get a…
The feeling of blistering heat and the sight of freshly mowed grass, the sound of the radio blaring warm weather classics, the waft of hot dogs grilling on the barbecue,…

Fitzpatricks 4-6: Sun Care

Written by Lila Castellanos, L.E.
Although dark skin is naturally more protective against harmful rays from the sun than fair skin, people of all skin types are susceptible to burn if they do not apply…

Fact or Fiction: Melanoma occurs from childhood sunburns.

Written by Kelly Richardson, founder of Venone PR and B.Bronz Sunless
Unfortunately, exposure to ultraviolet rays in younger years increases risk for skin cancer as an adult. Ultraviolet radiation from the sun plays a major role in the development of skin…

Invisible Rays, Visible Damage

Written by Christiane Waldron
There is much information circulating in the world of sun care and it can be difficult to discern fact from fiction. Discover truths about photoaging, ultraviolet rays, sun damage, and…

10 Things About… Gradual Tanners

Written by Kelly Richardson, founder of Venone Public Relations
Every spring, consumers dig through their bathroom drawers (or run to their skin care expert) to find the perfect self-tanner to start the process of hiding their winter skin tone…

Sunscreen: Separating Opinion from Fact

Written by Eduardo Ruvolo, director of medical affairs for Bayer
Volumes of information are now conveniently accessible through the internet and social media by simply pressing the "Enter" key. Each year, as the start of the annual sunscreen season rolls…

Are Age Spots the New Wrinkles?

Written by by Lydia Sarfati
Historically, clients would go to the spa at the sight of their first wrinkle. Now, however, age spots are driving in more and more clients. Not only is the incidence…

Sunburn Treatment Protocol

Written by Rachelle Dupree
Before beginning any facial or body treatment for clients with a sunburn or sun-damaged skin, skin care professionals should always do a full assessment of the degree of damage. This…
The Darwin Project clarified Charles Darwin's famous conclusion; instead of implying that only the strong survive, Darwin said that "those who survive are the ones who most accurately perceive their…
Broad spectrum sunscreen protects the skin from both UVA and UVB rays.
How do I choose the right sunscreen? What is SPF? Which sunscreen is safe for my children? Should I use a waterproof sunscreen? Many people, including skin care professionals, have…
Throughout history, the skin's color, whether a result of sun tanning or sun shielding, has served as a sort of status symbol. For many years, pale and refined skin was…
"Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy / Sunshine in my eyes can make me cry," is a wise lyric that says it all. Without the sun, there would be…
The majority of spas see an abundance of clients that are seeking some type of corrective procedure rather than preventative care. However, prevention is the first line of defense when…

A Step by Step: The Facial that Fights Back

Written by Tami Rumbaugh, L.E.
A Professional Protocol for Protection Against the Sun2016 has proven to be the year of essential and easy sun care. Skin care products are now including sun protection ingredients in…
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