When it comes to sun protection, men woefully lag behind women, according to a recent survey sponsored by The Skin Cancer Foundation in partnership with Banana Boat and Hawaiian Tropic sunscreen brands.
Nearly half – 49% – of the men in the U.S. admit to not using sunscreen in the past 12 months, while only 29% of women haven’t, the survey revealed. And when it comes to skin cancer warnings, don’t rely on your man to help you out. An alarming 70% of men don’t even know the signs, according to the poll.
In part, men’s lack of interest in sun protection derives from their misconception that woman are more sensitive to UV radiation then men and therefore need more sunscreen. T
Photo Credit: elureskin.com
Summer is the time to show some skin, but if your complexion is showing signs of previous sun indulgences, take care of that now. Fine lines, wrinkles and discolorations can be eliminated or minimized by the new crop of professional and at-home treatments. And once you have perfected your complexion, maintain it by protecting your skin everyday with an effective top-of-the line sunscreen. Here’s how to perfect and protect in two easy steps.
STEP 1: Erase signs of existing sun damage with radio frequency devices and/or topical treatments. These are two of our favorite options.
eTwo – This recently FDA-cleared aesthetic device focuses on facial rejuvenation with two unique treatments
It’s never too early in the year to talk about sunscreen in my book. With spring break just around the corner and snow bunnies hitting sunny slopes, it’s a perfect time to discuss some of the findings of last month’s Sunscreen Symposium sponsored by The Skin Cancer Foundation.
Did you know that there are 17 approved UV filters, the active protective ingredient in sunscreen? So how’s a gal to choose? Enter, the Skin Cancer Foundation’s Seal of Recommendation. Currently, there are more than 400 products that carry the Seal, including items from many favorite brands like Banana Boat, Clarins, Clinique, Lancome, L’Oreal, Olay, Shiseido and more.
YOUR LIPS SURE TAKE A BEATING WHEN THE SUN SHINES
Sun exposure and heat can cause lips to suffer and shrivel, but relief is on the way!
PUCKER PROTECTION – Lips are extremely susceptible to sunburn because they don’t have melanin which can help protect skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays. High SPF is important as lips are also in danger of skin cancers. Apply a sun-protective lip product daily and carry it with you to reapply throughout the day. BANANA BOAT SPF45 Aloe Vera with Vitamin E is one of the cheap and cheerful lip savers you can pick up at any drugstore.
HYDRATE 24/7 – Look for hydrating ingredients like beeswax, shea butter, vitamin E, almond, jojoba or coconut oi