Summer is a great time to indulge in the enticing warm weather, enjoy the sunshine and health benefits of vitamin D. However, too much sun exposure can lead to dangerous outcomes for the skin. The continuous use of SPF is crucial at all times, especially if being at the cottage, beach or vacation spots. Whether the skin is oily, dry or normal, sun protection should be used daily by everyone. SPF should also be reapplied after excessive sweating, swimming and after 80 minutes of being in the sun. The SPF lotion itself should also contain anti-oxidant ingredients to protect the skin from free radicals.
When it comes to skincare products and routine, it’s important to use proper products to prevent sun spots and hyperpigmentation. Alpha-hydroxy acids like lactic or glycolic, can be used once a week at night time. Other exfoliating ingredients like retinol, should be avoided if the skin will be exposed to sun most of the summer. Vitamin C application (powder form is the best) should be used twice a week as it provides benefits of additional sun protection and brightening of hyperpigmentation.
To target the pre-existing sun damage on skin, it’s best to start the process in fall time as the skin will not be exposed to the sun. Vitamin C, Retinol and kojic acid (found in Miracle 10 Solution 1 and Solution 2) are the most effective ingredients that will visibly decrease appearance of sun spots and even out the skin tone. Regarding moisturizers, look for ingredients that contain vitamins and anti-oxidants to protect the skin from pollution and regenerate new cells to even out the tone and texture of skin (Miracle 10 Light Serum).
During the hottest of summer months, there are several methods to reduce the risk of skin cancer including:
- Exfoliation by chemical peels* and scrubs containing anti-oxidant components such as green tea extract, lemon, orange and apple extracts*. Ensure that exfoliation is performed only 2-3 weeks before and after tanning. * Miracle 10 Peel, Miracle 10 Body Polish
- Lasers may reduce cancer risk by destroying the surface layer of damaged cells
- Aspirin: A new Stanford University study found taking Aspirin may reduce the risk of melanoma. You may take it after a burn to relieve inflammation
Miracle 10 has partnered with Melanoma Network of Canada to help support and fund melanoma public awareness, research and education. 5% of the retail sales of Miracle 10 sunscreen are going back to Melanoma Network of Canada. Help the cause and stay protected all year round with Miracle 10 sunscreen.
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