Summer Break Update – Stay Sun Safe!

Hello everyone!

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Aside from sunblock, wear a hat and a pair of shades with UVA/UVB shield to protect your eyes and don’t forget to stay hydrated by drinking water regularly.

How’s summer treating you, so far? I hope you’re all enjoying the sunshine and heat (when the rain’s not around) and being responsible about applying sunblock and SPF before you are exposed to the UVA and UVB rays, daily. It’s important to apply sun protection daily and regularly throughout the day, even on overcast (cloudy) days and even if you’re not going to be spending time outdoors, but would be commuting or driving to and from places. UVA/UVB rays travel through windows too, so it’s important to choose a good sun protecting cream/spray for your face and body, and even for your lips- which will protect you and your loved ones from both cancer-causing, and burn causing rays.

Times have changed, along with the environment and o-zone layer. The sun is far more damaging now than it used to be, so take care of yourselves and don’t forget the little ones. The sun spots and damage we see on our skin today, as adults, were probably caused years ago (like that time we decided it was cool to get a tan, and smothered baby oil on our skin, before baking under the sun in our backyard. Remember that? Admit it, you did that at least once in the past).

If you’re going for a swim, wash or you know you’ll be sweating it out, remember to reapply sunblock/cream. 1 tsp is the right amount for sufficient protection for your face, and don’t forget areas that are exposed to the sun like the back of your neck, your chest, maybe your shoulders if you’re wearing a sleeveless top, and your scalp etc.

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There are some great sun protection brands in the market. I’m using Bioderma Photoderm SPF 60 – a non-oily high protection moisturizing cream at the moment. The product description states that:It offers the highest UVA-UVB protection with an ultra-smooth and melting texture and an unmatched photostability. ($20-$25). I love that it is water and sweat-resistant and feels light and non sticky. It’s recommended for fair and sensitive skins.

If you have sensitive skin concerns or have skin conditions like rosacea or eczema, go for dermatologist recommended brands, like Bioderma, or La Roche Posay, available at Shoppers Drug Mart.

Take Care and thanks for your patience while I’m not able to post as regularly over the busy summer months while juggling makeup workshops, weddings, family life (and my Adult Learning/Training upgrade courses!) I’ll be posting more Summer Break Updates this week :)

If you need to inquire about my services and workshops, please email me at info@makeupbymerry.com with details including the date of your event. Thank you!

 

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