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Why You Should Limit Your Sun Exposure

Around 90-95 percent of what is perceived as inevitable aging is in reality the result of sun exposure. The most effective skin care product to prevent these outward signs of aging is sunscreen. The incidence of melanoma – the deadliest form of skin cancer – has more than doubled since 1986 and it doesn’t show signs of stopping as the occurrence of dangerous skin cancer continues to steadily rise.

This is just one of the many reasons why consistent use of sunscreen is strongly supported by not only physicians but a number of other professionals.

There are an abundance of products on the market that can provide the necessary sun protection such as Jan Marini’s Antioxidant Body Block SPF 30 and Bioglycolic Facial Lotion SPF 15. Within these products Jan Marini has introduced the microscopic sponge technology in sunscreen, which eliminates the heavy, greasy feeling making it less irritating to apply everyday.

When searching for a sun block you should remember that you pay for what you get…many sun protection factors (SPF) and sunscreen labels claim “waterproof” and “all-day protection” but can in reality be relatively useless when it comes to actually blocking the UVA rays, which are the rays most associated with melanoma. To ensure you have a sunscreen that blocks UVA and UVB rays it should have at least an SPF of 15 and contain at least 5% of Zinc Oxide.

 

 

Make Your Feet Presentable for Summer

1.    File Your Feet: To remove the rough skin from your feet you should combine foot files with exfoliating foot scrubs. Make sure you give your big toes and heels some extra attention as they are most prone for calluses. Be careful that you don’t over do it. That smooth skin isn’t going to come overnight regardless of how hard or much you file at it. Limit the filing and exfoliating process to once a day.

2.     Be Generous with the Moisturizer: Moisturizing your feet has a significant role in making your feet feel and look healthier. You should apply a hydrating cream to your feet immediately after rinsing them. However, ensure you choose your lotion wisely you don’t want to use a hand or face cream on your feet, you should use a foot cream or body lotion. Creative Scentsations has a line of aroma therapeutic lotions that not only leave your feet hydrated but smelling good. Moisturize day and night.

3.    Tuck Your Feet in to Bed: Before going to bed each night put a lotion or foot rub on your feet and then a pair of light socks. Set-N-Me-Free Foot and Callus Rub is comprised of 60% Aloe Vera with Vitamins A and E plus menthol which will help soften your calluses and soothe your feet. The socks will help seal in the moisture and keep the foot rub off your sheets.

4.    Consistency and Patience are Key: It may take several weeks to restore your feet to their rightful smoothness but if you consistently devote a bit of time each day to their maintenance you will appreciate the results.