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Posts Tagged ‘SPF’

Play It Safe for Your Skin this Summer Season

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

Summer is in full swing so in this Weekly Dose of Beauty, we discuss how to stay sun-safe this Fourth of July.

Wishing you all a happy, fun and safe Independence Day!

The FYI on SPF at CVS

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

What’s the safest way to enjoy the summer sun for you– and your skin? Most of us these days are well-aware that regularly applying skincare products containing an SPF of at least 30 can offer greater protection from the sun’s harmful rays. These products also help to prevent the fine wrinkles and spots associated with sun damage, helping to make the skin look younger.

Now, CVS is also taking SPF seriously. In a recent press release, the company has indicated its stores will soon no longer carry any suncare products with SPFs less than 15, replacing them with SPF 30 products. Find out what prompted this change and how it may affect your product choices.

Prep the Perfect Kiss for Valentine’s Day

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

Welcome to a special Valentine’s Day Weekly Dose of Beauty, brought to you by our Esthetician and Skincare Manager, Jen Derry:

“Pucker up this Valentine’s Day with these tips to keep your lips soft and hydrated:

  • Make a homemade lip scrub. Apply three drops of olive oil to brown or white sugar and massage into lips to exfoliate-away dead skin build-up. Add a drop of vanilla for an extra treat.
  • Dry brush your lips with a toothbrush to help cell turnover.
  • Always wear a lip SPF. Even in winter, they need to be protected.
  • Don’t forget to moisturize your pout daily.  I’m in love with Baby Lips by Maybelline, Elta UV Lip Balm, and Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm. When all else fails, you can always just grab a little Vaseline out of the medicine cabinet to help heal and protect dry chapped lips.”

Happy Valentine’s Day!

An Illuminating Look at Sunscreen-Free Skin

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

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How does sunscreen work and what happens to our skin in the sun when we don’t apply it? The video evidence is in this Weekly Dose of Beauty! Check out the video below and see, through the power of skin imaging, what skin looks like when it’s unprotected and exposed to the sun.

You may never want to go sunscreen-free again!

Shining A Light on Sunscreen Effectiveness

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

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All sunscreens of the same SPF work basically about the same, right? Not so, according to a new study. Find out which sunscreens were shown to be more effective, in our Weekly Dose of Beauty article from Time magazine.

What SPF Means, Is the Sunscreen in Makeup Enough?, and Foods that Help Provide Sun Protection

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

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Happy Fourth of July, everyone! It’s time for picnics, parties and memorable moments in the sun. So in our latest Weekly Dose of Beauty, learn what SPF really means, find out if the sunscreen in your makeup is enough, and discover whether foods can actually work as an SPF.

Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

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The sun is starting to shine and summer is in the air. But it is important to remember that with summer come more exposure and higher risks for damaging our skin. May is Skin Cancer Awareness month and it is a perfect time to learn more about what you can do to protect your skin. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. According to Skincancer.org, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime. Here are some steps to help protect yourself and loved ones.

Get a full-body mole check yearly. It is always nice to have a physician look at changing moles or suspicious areas to catch skin cancer early. Always wear sunscreen, even when it is not sunny out. It’s important to protect yourself every month of the year. The sun can reach you through the clouds or even bounce off a snowy sidewalk.

Reapply, reapply, reapply! You can never use too much sunscreen. Try applying sunscreen a half hour prior to being exposed to the sun, to let it penetrate into the skin. Once in the sun, sunscreen should be applied every two hours and even more often, if swimming and enjoying outdoor activities. There is no such thing as waterproof or sweat-proof sunscreen. Sunscreen can wear off, so it’s important to read the sunscreen information for water-resistant and sweat-resistant sunscreens to see how long they will protect you.

When purchasing a sunscreen, always look for UVA and UVB broad spectrum coverage. These sunscreens can protect you against the burning rays and the aging rays of the sun.

SPF clothing, sunglasses, hats, and umbrellas can help you enjoy the outdoors but also help protect your skin.

We have all been waiting for the beautiful weather to come, so enjoy it! Just be smart about being in it!