July 08, 2013

Loving Sun, Loving Yourself

It's summer. It's hot. [At least in New York City it's been in high 90s in the last two weeks.] And it's time for some beach, which means, as much as we love our sun, we should love our skin more.

With the skin cancer on the rise, it's no longer in fashion to be over-tanned, in the first place. As a matter of fact, the sun tanning is way, way in the past. No longer it's fashionable and popular to be tan and don't let all those tanned celebrities to fool you. They no longer tan, they apply fake tan, because, it is true that a nicely tanned body looks nice and makes one look thinner - when appropriate.

But if you are like me, who still prefers the real sun to the fake one - aka the tanning salons, make sure your SPF sunscreen is no less than 30SPF. No matter how well your skin adapts to the sun and/or how tan your skin gets without the sunburn, 30SPF is THE minimum that dermatologists suggest.

That's said, after having tried multiple sunscreens and sun protection lotions and sprays over the years, in the last few years I've been using one and the only one, by which I absolutely swear - the Neutrogena Fresh Cooling Body Mist Sunblock. It comes in 45SPF and 70SPF.

Neutrogena comes up with new sunblock sprays and lotions every year, and I've tried them all, but not one can come close to the good old Fresh Cooling Body Mist Sunblock. I just love it! And you wouldn't be the first one I've easily 'converted' to this sunblock spray.

Not only it's the easiest to apply, but you'd appreciate the cooling effect it has when applying it in the heat. It instantly cools the body nicely and it stays well during the swim, although, I'd still suggest to re-apply it again after the swimming.

It's DA best!

I'd also suggest for you to get your personal, ongoing dermatologist to visit in the middle and end of the summer to make sure that you've developed no abnormal spots and/or your freckles/moles haven't changed. You can also do it at home. Aim at Melanoma and American Cancer Society offer great advices on how to do so.

It's suggested to do the cancer screen test at least ONCE a year:


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