Should You Wear SPF Daily?

Did you know that sun damage is cumulative? The majority of sun damage happens in the least obvious manner like commuting to and from work. Whether it’s cloudy, raining, hot, or cold the sun’s harmful rays are always present. Be aware that glass does not block UV rays from the skin, it only blocks UVB (burning rays) and doesn’t block the UVA (aging rays) which are more compromising over time. Annually, 3.5 million Americans are affected by skin cancer and protecting the skin with SPF will greatly decreases the risk of skin cancer. Note that sunscreen must be worn continuously everyday  regardless of weather. With all the different sunscreen options available, let Skin Resolutions in Santa Barbara be your guide to finding a sunscreen you love. Some of our favorites include are Colorescience Sunforgettable SPF 50, Epicuren Zinc Oxide Perfecting Sunscreen SPF 27, Epicuren X-Treme Cream Propolis Sunscreen SPF 45, and Peter Thomas Roth Max Sheer Moisture Defense Lotion SPF 30.



Phyto-C Selenium in C Serum

Here’s a sneak peak of the newest concoction from PhytoCeuticals, the Selenium in C Serum. Selenium, an essential trace element, has shown to have strong anti-cancer effects, related to its role in antioxidant enzymes. In other words, ultraviolet (UV) radiation causes oxidative damage to skin cells, which can cause skin cancer, alter the behavior of skin cancer (typically making the cancer more aggressive), and cause photoaging.

Phyto-C Selenium Serum

The combination of Selenium, L-Absorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Retinol (Vitamin A), and Alphatocopherol (Vitamin E), provides extraordinary antioxidant protection and protects against UV damage. It shields cells and tissues from oxidation, promotes DNA repair, prevents skin cell mutation, and aids in reducing the risk of skin cancer. Another bonus is that it facilitates collagen production and improves signs of photoaging.

If those weren’t reasons enough to cheer for this product, it was recently awarded by the National Cancer Institute for prevention of UV-induced skin cancer and photo-damage! Learn more about how the introduction of this serum into your daily skincare regime can benefit you, at our Holiday Event on November 21, 2013.