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New Year’s Beauty Resolution (Part 3)

This year, make a resolution to protect your skin from the sun!
Damage from the sun results in fine lines, wrinkles, spots, discoloration, moles, premature aging, and skin cancer.
Prevent the damage now to avoid having to deal with the consequences later.

Make sun protection a habit and incorporate it into your daily routine.
Apply sunscreen everyday, or at the very least, use products that contain SPF.
We recommend an SPF of 30 to protect your skin from 97% of UVB radiation.

Remember that you need to reapply sunscreen throughout the day for the protection to last – especially if you sweat or swim.

Check out this chart to see the protection from different SPF values:

 

 

 

Read more:

http://www.webmd.com/beauty/sun/high-spf-sunscreens-are-they-better
http://pediatrics.about.com/od/pediatricsglossary/g/710_spf.htm
http://www.skincancer.org/skin-cancer-information/ask-the-experts/does-a-higher-spf-sunscreen-always-protect-your-skin-better

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New Year’s Beauty Resolution (Part 1)

This year, make your resolution to quit smoking.

Besides being good for your health and wallet, kicking this habit will give you a better complexion.

When you smoke, blood vessels in the outer layers of skin become narrow. This reduces blood flow and and results in reducing the amount of oxygen and nutrients that can get to your skin.

With smoking, your face looks yellowish and leathery. You develop fine lines and wrinkles – crow’s feet by your eyes and deep lines around your mouth.¬†Smoking damages collagen and elastin, which will cause premature aging of your skin. Not sexy.

Read more:

http://health.howstuffworks.com/skin-care/beauty/skin-and-lifestyle/smoking-affect-skin.htm
http://www.webmd.com/smoking-cessation/ss/slideshow-ways-smoking-affects-looks
http://www.besthealthmag.ca/look-great/skin/how-quitting-smoking-can-give-you-gorgeous-skin