The 1 Thing Everyone Should Know About Confident Image in 2012
Confident Image offers a sunny disposition during all consultations – every day of the year! Our goal is to give you a pleasurable experience. We respect and protect your privacy in that all consultations are confidential.
Speaking of sunny, did you know . . .
There are two types of Ultraviolet Light Rays?
What’s the difference you ask?
◊ Can pass through window glass
◊ Is affected little by altitude/weather changes
◊ Is present all day – every day of the year
◊ Makes up 5% of the sun’s rays and is 20X’s more abundant than UVB rays
◊ Penetrates deep into the skin’s layers
◊ Results in long term damage to skin
◊ Is not protected by the SPF in sunscreens
◊ Cannot pass through glass
◊ Varies by weather conditions and is more intense at higher altitudes and near the equator
◊ Is more intense at midday than in the morning or late afternoon
◊ Makes up 0.5% of the sun’s rays
◊ Help the body with normal Vitamin D production, causes sunburn and tanning
◊ Is related to more than 90% of non-melanoma skin cancer and cataracts
◊ Is protected against by the SPF in sunscreens
What does this information tell you? Protect your skin; not just during the hot, sunny summer months or when you vacation in such, but every day of the year.
Protect. Daily sun care should be a critical component of any skin care regimen. . . no matter your gender, age, skin type or sun exposure history. The sun is a threat to the health and youthfulness of our skin because it accelerates visible and physical aging and contributes to increased skin cancer risks. Wear protective clothing whenever possible, such as a long-sleeved shirt, pants, sunglasses and a wide brimmed hat. Seek shade when appropriate. The sun’s rays are strongest 10AM through 4PM. Snow, concrete, water and sand reflect the sun’s rays, increasing your chance of a sunburn. Avoid tanning beds. Apply sunscreen at least :20 – :30 prior to exposure.
Check your birthday suit. If there are any noticeable changes, i.e. growths that have an odd shape and/or increased in size, are crusty or bleed, consult your dermatologist! Skin cancer is treatable when caught early.
OK, now what else can you do to protect yourself?
Wear sunscreen daily. Know that most sunscreen brands must be reapplied every two hours. Kara Vita carries the patent on 8-hour time release sunscreen protective ingredients using Lyphazome natural nanotechnology. To you, this means, protection maintained for eight hours and great products to wear during water sports and vigorous exercise. Our clients that have and have had skin cancer use our products on a regular basis with great results.
Always check the expiration date as you would on any product. If past the expiration date, toss it out.
Face Essential Moisturizer w/SPF15 For light sun exposure (running errands and for ladies to wear under makeup, etc.)
All Day Suncare SPF30 For outdoor sports, sightseeing, gardening, or a day at the beach, etc.
Complete Suncare SPF29 For maximum protection, esp. for people of fair skin or a history of sun sensitivity. This product meets Australian Standard Testing (Clinical data on file).
Our suncare products are waterproof, sweatproof and rubproof.
Oh no. Someone forgot to apply their sunscreen! Tan Smart. Love the glow of a sun kissed tan? Protecting your skin with a high-performance sunscreen is No. 1, or course, but you can still acquire a natural looking tan without exposure from the sun or tanning bed. Kara Vita’s Sundressed Self-tanner hydrating and tanning bioactives penetrate deep within the epidermis and away from daily surface exfoliation, resulting in long lasting results compared to other brands. We highly recommend preparing the skin by using Fresh As A Daisy Exfoliating Body Wash – a 2 in 1 cleanser/polisher. Apply Self-tanner and before going outdoors, apply sunscreen.
Callais offers Airbrush Liquid Bronzers & Shimmers, Mineral-Powder Bronzers, Shimmers and Highlighters to achieve the sun tanned look you want in lieu of a self-tanning product.For more information about Callais Mineral-based Color Cosmetics email me here.
Enjoy the outdoors!
Portions contributed by Skin Inc 06/06; Kara Vita