Dr. Schweitzer's tips for protecting your skin in HOT, HOT, HOT weather

SUNLIGHT 101 Sunlight contains both visible and invisible rays or waves: long waves are harmless to our skin and shorter waves like UV light rays can penetrate deeper into the skin. UV rays can cause problems on our skin’s delicate processes which affect the health and appearance of the skin. The skin becomes less elastic, wrinkly, leathery, or even thin as tissue paper. APPLY SUNSCREEN LUXURIOUSLY Apply the equivalent of a shot glass of sunscreen that has an SPF of 30 or higher to all exposed areas. Re-apply sunscreen approximately every two hours and immediately after swimming or sweating. Be extra cautious when you are near water, concrete, or sand as they reflect and intensify sun r

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Skin Barrier 101 Your wonderful skin bends with ease, warns you when something is too hot or too cold, repairs itself if broken, and plays a huge part in your appearance. Your skin’s outermost layer is your skin barrier which acts as your personal armor. Dr. Schweitzer says that “the barrier is highly impermeable, it is designed to prevent the loss of water and other natural moisturizing factors from leaving your skin and prevent biological irritants and environmental chemicals from entering the skin.” Back to Basics An individualized skin care regimen is key to achieving healthier skin and a dermatologist can guide you in selecting skin care products designed for your type of skin. Use a

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