May gray and June gloom… we’re all aware of our weather, but this year it seems we have had continued morning overcast with a deep marine layer.
With the gray overcast and the mugginess we may think that we don’t need to apply any sunscreens… don’t be fooled.
80% of the damaging, burning, aging UV rays… goes right through that cloud cover. Five minutes here and five minutes there of unprotected sun exposure all adds up to brown sun spots, splotchy skin tone, broken little blood vessels, lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin.
So here is my tip…each and every morning after you brush your teeth apply a sun block. I don’t care too much about the SPF number, but I do care about the ingredients. Your broad spectrum sunblock needs to have zinc oxide and titanium dioxide listed as the active ingredients. These ingredients will actually block or reflect the UV from off the skin.
If I’m headed to the office or running errands, I like the Elta MD 46. It has the ingredients that I want and it’s clear…so I’m not pasty. It also rubs completely in and it doesn’t feel greasy or sticky.
If I’m going surfing, I use the Elta MD 50 sport. I have to rub this in a little more, but it’s still not greasy. I will also re-apply every 2.5-3 hours that I’m outside.
So that’s my simple tip for this month…regardless of the weather outside, apply your sunblock every morning after you brush your teeth…you won’t regret it. And if you happen to have any of those sun damage spots or wrinkles we can help you with that too.