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AVOIDING Sun Damage to your Skin

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Sunburn, Ultraviolet Radiation or UV Rays can cause damage or mutation to the skin that can lead to Melanoma and other types of Skin concerns.

Our bodies have amazing mechanisms to prevent and to even correct these mutations, but if the skin cells get more UV exposure than they can handle the damage may be beyond repair and the cells die off.

UVA Rays penetrate deep into the thickest layer of the skin which can lead to premature skin aging and wrinkling.

UVB Rays will burn the superficial layer of skin and play a role in the development of skin cancer.

Some skincare products claim that they can reverse sun damage but research has Not proven that topical ingredients can do so.

There are, however, lots of simple ways to Prevent damage by being “SUN SAFE” and avoiding Sunburn:

  • Be sure to choose a Sunscreen that has an SPF of 30 or higher, that it is water resistant and offers Broad Spectrum Protection.
  • Apply sunscreen at least 30 minutes before exposure to the sun and reapply often.
  • Cover up with a hat, sunglasses, and UV PROTECTIVE clothing.

People of all skin colors can develop skin Cancers, the primary cause being exposure to UV Rays and Tanning Beds.

Risk Factors include :

  • A history of frequent or intense sun exposure
  • Blistering Sunburns
  • Red or Blonde hair, Fair skin, Freckles, and Blue or Light-colored eyes
  • A family or personal history of Melanoma

Makeup and Moisturizers that include Sunscreen in their ingredients should not be relied on alone to protect your skin. The amount of foundation or moisturizer that you apply is not sufficient to protect your skin from damaging UVA/UVB rays. Go ahead and apply Sunscreen over your moisturizer and before you apply foundation or tinted moisturizer.

With so many effective Self-Tanning products on the market you can achieve an even tan from head to toe as a safer option.

Kiki SUN GUARD SPF 30, which includes Antioxidants, shields skin from harmful rays and helps prevent visible signs of environmental damage.

Enjoy Summer while avoiding the negative results from a Sunburn