Summer is here and as the weather is getting warmer, the sun getting brighter and the day’s getting longer and as most Canadians know after our long cold winters there is no better feeling than sun on your skin, it releases feel good endorphins, it is the best source of vitamin D – which to be fair living in cold ol’ Canada we need, but being safe in the sun is key! Every time that our skin is exposed to sunlight, the UV radiation causes microscopic photo-damage. This damage has a cumulative effect on the skin, adding up as we get older and contributing greatly to the aging process.
The most important product in your bathroom cabinet which is guaranteed to help slow down the ageing process, keep your skin bright and youthful and most importantly protect the biggest organ in your body is a Broad Spectrum Sunscreen.
The sun emits two different ultraviolet (UV) rays that reach our skin: UVA and UVB. While UVB rays are responsible for burning the skin, UVA rays damage it on a deeper level that can increase your risk of developing skin cancer. It also attacks collagen, leading to wrinkles and sagging skin. It’s important to look for a sunscreen that protects you from both forms of radiation so look for “Broad-Spectrum,” “Multi-Spectrum” or “UVA/UVB” on the label.
Charlotte Barbosa our Esthetician Manager and Skin Care specialist says:
“I always highlight the importance of using a sunscreen EVERYDAY come rain or shine, even if this is the only product being used on your skin, it is the most important. I always want to educate my guests and highlight the many benefits of incorporating this step in your daily routine the key is to make it a habit, just like brushing your teeth”
Often people have concerns about using a sunscreen whether it be that it feels sticky, too greasy, causes break outs or irritates the skin. At Novo we have all bases covered we have formulas so light you forget its even there, we have options for all skin types including oily, natural /organic options, make-up/cover up options, you name it, we’ve got it.
As always the Novo team are here to give advice, tips, and recommendations so please come down and visit one of our skin care specialist to get all the know on protecting your skin this summer . As always we offer free skin analysis consultations using state-of the-art technology to give you the best recommendations for both treatments and products.
Below are some tips from the Novo team to keep you sun safe this month!
Sun Safety Tip1: Check the UV index before going outside.
Sun Safety Tip 2: Reduce sun exposure between 11am-4pm, the suns rays are strongest at this time.
Sun Safety Tip 3: Wear a wide brimmed hat most cancers occur on the face and neck so wear a hat and put sunscreen on your face, ears, chin and neck
Sun Safety Tip 4: Wear sunglasses – sunglasses that provide 100% UV protection can prevent eye damage.
Sun Safety Tip 5: Sunscreens need to be applied liberally and evenly over all exposed areas.
Sun Safety Tip 6: Apply sunscreen before going outdoors and reapply often.