It's cool but the sun is shining!
Refine MD has some great ideas to protect your skin
from the damaging rays of the sun and save!
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Some of our faves:
Ask our experts which are best for your skin and lifestyle!
Refine MD staff favorites:
• Nu Skin - Sunright insta glow tinted self-tanning gel - really nice!
• Jergens tanning lotion also creates a great tan gradually
A new generation of sunless tanners has arrived; delivering flawless and natural looking, streak -free tans. Modern research has recently provided us with dramatically improved ingredients and highly effective formulations. These newest formulations of sunless tanners are painstakingly researched and precisely blended to provide a very natural and healthy-looking tan.
The days of the “fake tan” are gone and you can finally get an unbelievably realistic tan from these newest sunless tanners.
Tan Physics True Color Sunless Tanner
Clarins Self-Tanning Instant Gel
Clarins Instant Gel
#3 Guerlain Terracotta Sunless Self-Tanning Balm
San Tropez Gradual Tan Mousse
Bliss A Tan for All Seasons
For Sunless Tanners, follow these steps:
1. Exfoliate. Use a washcloth to exfoliate the skin prior to applying a self-tanner. Using an exfoliating product also will help remove dead skin cells. Spend a little more time exfoliating where your skin is thickest, on the elbows, knees and ankles.
2. Dry your skin. Drying your skin before you apply a self-tanner helps it go on evenly.
3. Apply in sections. Apply the self-tanner in sections (such as the arms, then legs, followed by the torso). Massage the self-tanner into your skin in a circular motion.
4. Wash your hands after each section. You will avoid orange-colored palms by washing your hands with soap and water after you finish applying the self-tanner to each section of your body.
5. Blend at your wrists and ankles. For a natural look, you need to lightly extend the tanner from your wrists to your hands and from your ankles to your feet.
6. Dilute over your joints. Dilute the self-tanner on the knees, ankles and elbows, because these areas tend to absorb more self-tanner than the rest of the skin. To dilute, lightly rub with a damp towel or apply a thin layer of lotion on top of the self-tanner.
7. Give your skin time to dry. Wait at least 10 minutes before getting dressed. For the next three hours, it is best to wear loose clothing and try to avoid sweating.
8. Apply sunscreen every day. You still need to protect your skin with sunscreen. Be sure that your sunscreen offers all of the following:
◊ SPF 30 or higher
◊ Broad-spectrum protection (UVA/UVB protection)
◊ Water resistance
Refine MD has SPF products to protect, and exfoliating products and services like microdermabrasion,Hydrafacial MD, and chemical peels to prepare your skin for your sunless tanners!
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American Academy of Dermatology
Remember: A tan is a sign that your skin has been injured. Follow these tips to protect your skin from the sun's damaging ultraviolet rays and reduce your risk of premature aging and skin cancer:
• Seek shade when appropriate, remembering that the sun’s rays are strongest between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. If your shadow is shorter than you are, seek shade.
• Wear sun-protective clothing, such as a lightweight and long-sleeved shirt, pants, a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses with UV protection, when possible. For more effective sun protection, select clothing with an ultraviolet protection factor (UPF) label.
• Apply a broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. Broad-spectrum sunscreen provides protection from both UVA and UVB rays.
◊ Use sunscreen whenever you are going to be outside, even on cloudy days.
◊ Apply enough sunscreen to cover all skin not covered by clothing. Most adults need about 1 ounce — or enough to fill a shot glass — to fully cover their body.
◊ Don’t forget to apply to the tops of your feet, your neck, your ears and the top of your head.
• When outdoors, reapply sunscreen every two hours, or after swimming or sweating.
• Use extra caution near water, snow, and sand, as they reflect the damaging rays of the sun, which can increase your chance of sunburn.
• Avoid tanning beds. Ultraviolet light from tanning beds can cause skin cancer and premature skin aging.
• Consider using a self-tanning product if you want to look tan, but continue to use sunscreen with it.
• Perform regular skin self-exams to detect skin cancer early, when it’s most treatable, and see a board-certified dermatologist if you notice new or suspicious spots on your skin, or anything changing, itching or bleeding.
Whether you’re exposed to the sun’s UV rays or visit an indoor tanning salon, every time you tan, your skin is damaged. As this damage builds, you speed up the aging of your skin and increase your risk for all types of skin cancer, including melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.