The temperature’s rising; the days are longer; the clothes are fewer — here comes summer, and here comes the sun! Most of us have been waiting impatiently to feel the warmth on our skin, but along with the warmth come invisible rays that age our skin faster than anything else you can think of, namely ultraviolet A and B. So what is the most effective anti-aging product you can wear? Sunscreen!

Make it a year-round beauty staple but be even more devoted to it in the summer months.

Sunscreen comes in all shapes and sizes and only one of its purposes is to protect us from burning. It has a lot of other benefits, too. If worn and applied correctly, sunscreen can prevent wrinkles, brown spots, damage to elastin and Collagen and the most deadly of all, Melanoma.

My pick for March is Powder-Me SPF Dry Sunscreen, a physical sunscreen that contains broad spectrum SPF 30, is water resistant for up to 40 minutes, and can be easily applied in a variety of ways depending on your preference. The powder is light, translucent and can be used as a great choice for babies, golfers and for those of you who do not love the feeling of heavy creams on the body.

Sunscreen trivia:

What’s the difference between chemical and physical sunscreens? Chemical sunscreens absorb the UV rays and change them into something else – usually heat. So they create heat on the skin, which equates to inflammation. Prolonged inflammation creates premature aging – not an ideal skin situation. In extreme cases, you can actually get a heat burn from chemical sunscreens. Common chemical sunscreen ingredients are: Oxybenzone, Avobenzone, Actisalate and Octinoxate.

Physical sunscreens are particles that stay on the top of the skin acting like hundreds of thousands of tiny mirrors reflecting and refracting the sun’s rays. There are only two ingredients that do this, Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide. Both of them give broad spectrum (UVA and UVB) protection with water resistance. Both of them help to calm redness and irritation.

SUGARMOON carries Jane Iredale at all store locations. Book a consult to discuss your skin care needs. Save this month with the purchase of $75.00 or more Jane Irdedale products and receive the Magic Mitt (19.99 value ) free! 

Jane iredale has seven physical sunscreen products that have earned The Skin Cancer Foundation Seal of Approval: PurePressed® Base Mineral Foundation SPF 20Amazing Base® Loose Mineral Powder SPF 20Dream Tint® Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15Glow Time® Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream SPF 25, Powder-Me SPF® Dry Sunscreen SPF 30LipDrink® Lip Balm SPF 15 and HandDrink™ Hand Cream SPF 15.

Flaunt your beautiful skin and stay protected!

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