Protecting your skin from the sun

Let’s talk about sunscreen, seems like summer time is the only time department stores have sunscreen out and ready for the masses to buy but really the importance of sunscreen should be recognized more. Sun screen is not just a summer special it is a year round importance. People of all skin colors get skin cancer. The American Academy of Dermatology states that more than 3.5 million skin cancers in more than 2 million people are diagnosed annually, most of which could have been prevented with the right protection and precautionary measures.

“But fall is approaching why do I need to buy that now?” Because protection whether it is the summer sun or a cloudy fall day is imperative for the health of your skin. A whopping 80% of the suns damaging rays can pass through the clouds. An interesting fact you are able to find at www.aad.org, is that snow and sand increase the need for sun protection. Snow reflects 80% for the sun’s rays and sand reflects 25% causing you more harm then you were most likely aware of.

There are many different sunscreens available now a days, choosing the right one for you can vary but here at WellMedica we have had an overwhelming success with our Cosmic Ray Shield SPF 36.  Daily use of sunscreen is suggested and this light weight formula keeps your skin protected and well all in one. Formulated with exclusive botanical antioxidants and micronized zinc to help prevent the breakdown of collagen. Cosmic Ray is safe for sensitive and acne prone skin and helps premature aging! Giving your skin a dose of antioxidants while lightly hydrating.

Protecting your skin is important and WellMedica wants to make sure you are educated on the importance of sunscreen all throughout the year. Let us know if you have any questions on how we can help you feel great about you and your wellness.

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~ by WellMedica on September 4, 2012.

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