Get Your Skin Ready for Summer by Mary Ann Leray

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We will be hitting the parks, beaches and out on the river in the next few days and weeks. Your face/body has been hibernating for several months and we want you to be ready to receive all the Vitamin D!

Here are few helpful hints that are working for me and my clients:

1. Check to make sure the skin care formula you are using is keeping your skin supple and soft. Many times it is necessary to change from normal/dry to combination to oily formulas with the humidity here in Eastern NC.

2. Ask yourself if you have a quick and simple routine that gives you maximum benefit. Is what I am doing for my face/body a routine I can carry with me on the go?

3. Is my face hydrated in addition to being moisturized? They can easily be confused, and many times you can be lacking both moisture and hydration. Generally you need moisture when you are born with dry skin, this is the skin cells inability to hold in moisture as well as not produce enough sebum to provide moisture. In addition, your skin needs hydration many times when you are dehydrated for whatever reason, lack of water, too much caffeine, smokers are usually very dehydrated.

4. Be Sun-Smart generously applying sunscreen to cover all exposed skin and should have an SPF of at least 30 and provide broad spectrum protection from UVA and UVB rays. Today we have lots of options with our skin care, Tinted Moisturizer and Foundation primer containing SPF protection. We get more sun than we think in our daily routines – in and out of the car, taking walks in the parks or walking to the mailbox.

Myth Buster: People with dark skin don’t need to worry about skin cancer. Not true. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, people of color do need sunscreen to protect against skin cancers.

Final Tip for Today – Be kind to your skin and replenish it at night before bedtime. The best time for your skin to recover is while you are sleeping. There many elements in our environment from dust, pine pollen, and pollutants that impact our skin. Did you know the skin is your largest organ? Be kind to it – it is the only one you have.

For more information, contact Mary Ann Bender LeRay at 252-671-7815.

By Contributing Author: Mary Ann Bender LeRay

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