Category Archives: Sun Damage

Sunlight Can Damage Your Skin Even in the Winter – Here’s What You Can Do About It

Sun and CloudsIt is a common misconception that once the temperatures start to drop and the snow starts to fall, the sun can’t do anymore damage to your skin. That is simply not true. Though it is true that the atmosphere blocks some of the sun’s harmful UV rays during the winter, it doesn’t block all of it. In fact, in some places throughout the world, the sun’s UV rays are almost as strong in the winter as they are in the summer. If you plan to spend a lot of time outdoors this winter, you should be aware of how the sun can harm your complexion and what you can do to protect yourself. Continue reading Sunlight Can Damage Your Skin Even in the Winter – Here’s What You Can Do About It

How the Sun Can Damage Your Skin…and How to Keep that from Happening

Summer is here, and so is the season of days spent by the swimming pool, trips to the beach, barbeques, time outside and lots. of. sun. 

Those summer rays may feel good on your skin, but it isn’t always good for your skin. While sun exposure is necessary for your body to create vitamin D, overexposure causes and accelerates signs of aging, cell damage and skin cancer.

Sunscreen protects you from overexposure and all the skin health detriments that come with it. Want the deets? Read on… Continue reading How the Sun Can Damage Your Skin…and How to Keep that from Happening

What, Exactly, Is Skin Brightening?

Hale Cosmeceuticals has a lot of products with active ingredients that brighten skin, but what does that mean? What, exactly, is skin brightening?

The short answer: skin brightening is the process by which skin tone is evened out by facilitating the break down of excess pigment. There are a number of ways to achieve a more even skin tone, but only a few of them are actually safe. Continue reading What, Exactly, Is Skin Brightening?

Are Your Brown Spots Lentigines or Freckles?

Whether or not you’ve been enjoying fun in the sun with adequate sun protection, you may still notice your skin color darkening, and not always evenly. If you’ve noticed brown spots recently, you may be observing the development of freckles or solar lentigines. Which do you have? That depends on your natural skin tone and age.

Freckles and Lentigines—What’s the Difference?

Freckles (medical term: ephelis [singular] or ephelides [plural]) are:  Continue reading Are Your Brown Spots Lentigines or Freckles?

Why You Need Sunscreen Even on Overcast Days

In many parts of the country, a change of seasons is accompanied by a change in daily weather. Warm sunny days may give way to frequent cloudiness as cooler air masses move in. It may be tempting to shelf your sunscreen on overcast days, but even when the sun is shaded by clouds, you need full-spectrum sun protection. Continue reading Why You Need Sunscreen Even on Overcast Days

Trust the Math. ORAC Lifting Complex Works!

ORAC Skin Lifting ComplexYou do not need a biochemistry degree to know what free radicals are and how they damage your skin. In fact, you probably already know that these skin-damaging baddies are the result of UV exposure. But did you know that free radicals can also come from exposure to other environmental toxins and unhealthy habits, like smoking and poor diet?

So, even if you’ve diligently applied sun protection, your skin is Continue reading Trust the Math. ORAC Lifting Complex Works!

How Many Years Does Sun Damage Add to Your Face?

If you spend time out in the sun with the intention of getting a great tan, then you may be causing permanent damage that’s aging you prematurely. Before you decide to spend an afternoon working on your tan, here’s what you should know about the sun and how it will make you look years older than you actually are.

An Accumulative Effect

When you get a sunburn, the damage is not just Continue reading How Many Years Does Sun Damage Add to Your Face?