Category Archives: sunscreen

Why Is Sunscreen So Important for Your Skin?

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?

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

Meet Your New Favorite Sun Protection Product

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

Science of Skincare: Why Your Makeup’s SPF Isn’t Enough for Sun Protection

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

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

Skin-Safe Alternatives to Sun Tanning for a Healthy Glow

Sometimes you just need a beach day

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

Reef-Safe Sun Protection

Close up of young woman on the beach applying sun cream

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