Protect your skin today and it will thank you tomorrow! Fellow Canadians, did you know that skin cancer is the most common cancer in Canada. What does this tell us? Well for starters, considering we don't live in tropical weather conditions overexposure to the Sun is a cause for concern. Regardless, of geographic locations (most believe that colder climates=less sun exposure) protection is key to prevention of skin cancer and other skin related issues (i.e aging). Health Canada recommends:
If possible, avoid being in the sun between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Look for shade, stay under a tree, or use an umbrella.
During outdoor activities, wear sunglasses to protect your eyes. When the UV index is three or higher, you should also wear protective clothing and a large-brimmed hat.
Remember to apply sunscreen to all exposed areas of your skin. (Health Canada)
Since last month I've been testing out dermaglow® 70 SPF Cream. Not only do I use sunscreen as a preventative against skin cancer but also as an anti-aging treatment. Dermaglow® 70 SPF Cream is a non-greasy, light cream (don't let the cream in the title fool you, its acually lightweight) that's recommended for all skin types. For reference I have combination skin & didn't feel overly oily as a result of using this product. I also do not burn or turn pink while wearing this and I don't get that "white mask" face, key is to blend well into the skin. No strong fragrance and no breakouts (as some other sunscreens have done in the past). If your planning on buying a new sunscreen this season I highly suggest you give this a try.
For more info visit dermaglow.ca, as of May'09 can be found at major drug retailers across Canada.
(image courtesy of VitalScienceCorp, dermaglow.ca)