This article was published on July 12th, 2014
Summer is in full swing and it’s hard not be to out and about enjoying the summer sunshine. Whether you’re enjoying refreshing drinks on a patio, take a troll through the park, or our on a hike with friends, protecting your skin from UV exposure should be the number one priority on your list.
The sun emits UVA and UBC rays, which can cause premature skin aging, eye damage, including cataracts, skin cancers, and could make it difficult for your immune system to fight illness and diseases.
Cases of melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer, are on the rise. Each year, more men than women die from melanoma, so being sun safe is vital to your long term health.
“I recommend the use of sunscreen, which is your best defense to protect your skin,” said Amy Sahota, owner of Bare Essentials Skin Bar in downtown Vancouver. “To keep your skin looking sexy this summer here is a list of some popular sunscreens I personally love.”
Top pick for full body coverage
Dermalogica Protection Sport SPF 50
This water resistant Face & Body SPF is perfect for your everyday protection when you’re enjoying the outdoors. It uses Oleosome microspheres to help enhance SPF performance and prevent moisture loss triggered by extended daylight exposure without feeling greasy.
Top pick for oily prone skin
Dermalogica Oil free matte SPF 30
This light weight, oil free moisturizer will help prevent shine and keep your skin looking matte while you enjoy laying by the pool side.
Best for 2 in 1
Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF 30
Combines a medium weight, age defying moisturizer with a SPF. Perfect for people looking to apply one product with two benefits.
Sun Kissed Glow
Dermalogica Skinperfect Primer SPF 30
The velvety silicones and soy protein will even out texture and smooth fine lines. Natural earth minerals will brighten up skin giving it a radiance even glow while keeping your skin looking matte all day. Also AgeSmart peptides will shield against MMP and free radical damage.
“Always reapply every two hours, or after swimming,” recommended Amy. “Apply 1 ounce, about 2 tablespoons, of sunscreen to your entire body about 30 minutes before going outside. Do your research many sunscreen labels use the phrases multi spectrum, broad spectrum or UVA/UVB protection, which will indicate that some UVA protection is provided. There are about 17 active ingredients approved for sunscreens by the FDA but remember not all sunscreens are the same and will protect against both UV filters.”
Find the best SPF for your skin at Bare Essentials Skin Bar is located at 790 Richards Street in Vancouver, BC. For a limited time, get a free gift with purchase of $100 or more.