Spending time outdoors enlivens your body and soul. In terms of your health, sun exposure also helps your body produce vitamin D, which is integral to your body’s absorption of calcium. Excess sun exposure is detrimental, however, which is why wearing sunscreen is a must when spending any time outside. Here are a few of the many reasons why sunscreen should be a part of your skincare arsenal all year long. Continue reading Why Is Sunscreen So Important for Your Skin?
Some people seem to have glowing, gorgeous skin naturally. While genetics can sometimes play a role, it’s more often daily habits that impact the look and feel of your skin. In many cases, people with amazing skin use these five effective habits to maintain their fresh, beautiful look. Continue reading 5 Habits of People with Great Skin
Wrinkles are a natural part of the aging process, but they often occur prematurely. In this case, the actions you take on a daily basis could be contributing to your fine lines and premature wrinkles. While this isn’t a complete list of wrinkle-causing habits, the following can have a negative affect on your skin if not avoided. Continue reading Habits That Cause Wrinkles
It 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
Sun protection is a year-round skincare necessity. But research is starting to show that some of the technologies and products used for sun protection now are actually damaging your skin and/or compromising your overall health. Endocrine disruptors, carcinogens and a bunch of pore-clogging ick make a lot of the most popular sunscreen brands poor choices.
What to use instead? Hale Cosmeceuticals’ sun protection. Continue reading Meet Your New Favorite Sun Protection Product
Sun protection is essential to skin health. Unfortunately, most people are probably not getting adequate sun protection on a daily basis, leaving their skin vulnerable to harmful UV radiation and all its ill effects—sags, lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and, worst of all, increased risk for some types of skin cancer.
Applying makeup with SPF is a good start, but alone, it does not provide adequate protection against sun exposure.
Built-In SPF Is Usually Inadequate for Effective Sun Protection
Mineral makeups and other makeup products that contain SPF usually have a maximum sun protection factor of Continue reading Science of Skincare: Why Your Makeup’s SPF Isn’t Enough for Sun Protection
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
Tanning became a popular trend in the 1920s, when Coco Chanel and other high-fashion icons began to promote the appeal of “sun-kissed” skin. Images of lazing on the beach and relaxing in nature became quickly associated with tanned skin, and the idea of the “healthy glow” became affixed in our collective imaginations.
Of course, we know these days that Continue reading Skin-Safe Alternatives to Sun Tanning for a Healthy Glow
When you put on sun screen for a day of outdoor fun, coral reefs are probably the last thing on your mind. But new studies show that chemicals found in sunscreen can have a seriously harmful effect on the ocean’s ecosystems – and that’s bad news for everyone. Fortunately, not all sunscreen is created equal; by being conscientious about your choices, you can keep yourself protected from the sun’s rays without putting the ocean at risk.
What’s Hurting the Reefs?
Coral reefs are Continue reading Reef-Safe Sun Protection
Short days and cold temperatures mean that no one is getting significant sun exposure in the winter months, at least not in most of the United States. While it seems safe to stash the sunscreen December through March (or earlier and longer in many northern regions), you should know that Continue reading Even Winter Sunlight Can Be Damaging!