Skincare-News: A Natural Way to Ageless Beauty

Not All Sunscreens Are Made Equal

Monday, June 17, 2013 3:00:23 PM America/New_York

It’s important to not only to apply sunscreen, but also to make sure you pick the right one.

Don’t waste your money on bad sunscreens that don’t provide enough coverage. Here are our top DOs and DON’Ts to follow when buying and applying sunscreen. Keep these tips in mind for the sunny season ahead and remember to always read the fine print when purchasing!

DO:

• Apply generously. Experts recommend a golf ball-sized dollop.

• Re-apply often! Refresh your sunscreen every couple of hours.

• Look for UVA/UVB protection. Sunscreens for UVB alone won’t protect against the aging and skin damage (and skin cancer risk!) caused by UVA rays.

• Use naturally derived products (like our Rejuvenating Day Lotion SPF 30) for sensitive skin

DON’T:

• Avoid sprays. It’s harder to ensure proper coverage with a sunscreen spray and it could be harmful if inhaled.

• Don’t rely exclusively on sunscreen. Add an extra layer of protection with hats, shirts and cover-ups, especially when out in direct sunlight. Your skin will thank you.

Photo courtesy of Skin Careto.

Skincare-News: A Natural Way to Ageless Beauty

The Science Behind Wrinkles

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 2:52:17 PM America/New_York

Even though we’re pretty well-read as it is (Patti’s been working in skincare for over 25 years!), there’s still so much to learn and discover when it comes to the genetic make-up of our skin.

We all know about the harmful effects of UVA and UVB rays on the epidermis (that’s why we have our Rejuvenating Day Lotion SPF 30), but it hasn’t always been clear why. Now, according to a new study from The Journal of Investigative Dermatology, a link has been found between UVA and UVB rays and the protein progerin.

While progerin has been associated with wrinkles and other signs of aging in the past, this is the first official study documenting a relationship between the protein and the harmful rays.

Still further studying needs to be completed for more concrete details, but this discovery is good first step toward being able to fully understand why wrinkles occur.         

Photo courtesy of Bellasguar.

You know how we feel about tanning. While we value glowing, radiant skin, we’re all about achieving it in a healthy and natural way, so we try to stay well clear of direct (not to mention unnatural) exposure to UVA and UVB rays!

Now, according to a recent announcement from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), avoiding tanning beds may be easier than in the past.

The FDA has plans to begin reclassifying sunbeds from low-risk to moderate-risk products, which means they will need to be cleared by their taskforce before being allowed onto the market.

These items will also be required to carry stronger warning labels under new regulations proposed by the agency, which has also officially recommended that the machines not be used by people under the age of 18.

Hopefully these steps will be used as a deterrent against dangerous skincare practices!

Photo courtesy of Lucasol.

Every day you run around with precious cargo.

While here at Restorsea, we’d prefer you to stay out of the sun and away from the harmful effects of UVA and UVB rays (or to at least wear protection); we also understand that sometimes you just need a touch of color to get you through the week.

Thankfully our good friends at BellaSugar recognize both points, and put together this ultimate guide to indoor self-tanning to ensure dark shades without external dangers.

Our favorite tip? “Not a fan of the orange look? Then get these professional tips to choosing the right self-tanner formulation for easy application.”

Because anyway, the Oompa Loompa trend is sooo last season!

Photo courtesy of BellaSugar.

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