Askanesthetician's Blog

An esthetician explores skincare issues and concerns

Have A Sun Safe 4th of July Weekend July 3, 2010

In honor of our nation’s birthday allow me to once again get up on my soapbox and proclaim the great need to use your sunscreen while outside over this celebratory weekend.

Be sure to use SPF 30 (or higher if you wish) and reapply every two hours when you are outside.  Reapply after excessive sweating or swimming.

Can’t remember when to reapply your sunscreen?  Buy some UV sun bracelets.  These will change color when it is time to reapply your sunscreen.

Wear a hat, stay in the shade if at all possible, don’t forget to protect your lips, and even wear UV protective clothes.

According to The Skin Cancer Foundation:

A sunburn may seem like just a temporary irritation, but it can cause long-lasting damage to your skin.  Children are especially at risk.  One blistering sunburn in childhood or adolescence more than doubles a person’s chances of developing melanoma later in life.



For more information about sunscreens and sun protection read some of my earlier posts or visit this website:




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