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It’s spring, soon to be summer, and that means we’re outdoors again with fresh air and sunshine! Though we should be wearing sunscreen all year long (ahem), many of us only think about it when the sun is out and the weather is warm.
“Before you slather and go, consider this: many members of the medical community believe that ingredients found in conventional sunscreens are causing hormonal disruption, thyroid alteration, endometiosis in women and may in fact contribute to cancerous tumor growth,” says a local dermatologist.
There is active debate among researchers as to whether or not these ingredients, specifically Oxybenzone and Octinoxat, are highly toxic or innocuous. Why wait for the results? There over 100 effective sunscreens out there that do not contain these ingredients.
And remember, your skin is your largest organ and capable of absorbing a percentage of what we put on it. Follow these tips by our local dermatologist and you’ll be able to make the healthy choice when it comes to skin protection:
Tip 1: DO choose a natural, mineral based sunscreen that contains titanium dioxide and/or zinc oxide because they provide strong sun protection with few health concerns.
Tip 2: DO use a sunscreen that gives both UVB and UVA protection. Did you know that the term SPF only refers to protection from UVB rays, the rays that cause sunburns? Make sure your sunscreen also protects you from the harmful UVA rays that penetrate deep into our skin causing all sorts of mischief!
Amy D. – Chico, CA
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Julie S. – Chico, CA
Years before I came to Everlasting Beauty, I had my brows done, and whatever the lady used to numb it didn’t work. It was like torture, and I almost couldn’t finish the procedure. But at my free consultation, the CPCP at Everlasting Beauty suggested I have my doctor’s office call in a prescription for generic EMLA cream at the pharmacy before I got my brows’ color retouched, and I barely felt a thing. The difference was night and day.
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