Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Protect your skin in this weather

Hi Guys, 

Its been insane these past couple of days and life has never been this out of control. Its been one thing or the other and at this rate, ill have to just lock myself somewhere and rest before i totally break down.  Is it me or PHCN has gone from bad to worse especially after their privatization?  Nothing worse than no electricity and heat. The weather has been so hot that you can literally crack an egg on the sidewalk and make an omelet. I have been so worried about sun damage to the skin because light or dark sinned, too much sun exposure isn't good. So i decided to do some l research and find out ways we can protect our skin and continue looking pretty because the foundation of beauty is having good skin. However, in this harsh economic times it has to be pocket friendly because we are all about affordable beauty and fashion.  So here we go... 

  • Cover up:  One of the best ways to protect our skin from the sun's rays is to cover up  and wear sunscreen. During the sun rays most intense hours between 10 a.m and 4p.m, it has also been advised to stay in doors but if you have to go out make sure you cover up and wear sunscreen. The Skin Cancer Foundation says that wearing hats and clothing made of dark,tightly woven  materials absorb ultraviolet rays better than cotton fabrics and dry fabrics offer better protection than wet ones.   

  • Screen it: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends wearing sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 15. Be sure to spread it on thick enough: Applying only a thin coating of a sunscreen can reduce the effectiveness of the product by as much as 50 percent. Waterproof sunscreen is best if you'll be swimming. It is also advisable to apply it 20 to 30 minutes before exposure to allow your skin to absorb it and continue reapplying every two hours if sweating or getting wet and if you have fair skin, you can apply before going to bed to aid better absorption into the skin. 
I hope these tips helps? I will do another post on affordable skin care remedies that will not break the bank or wallet very soon.  

In other news, something exciting is coming from The Accessories Lounge very soon and i cannot wait. Till next time my darlings..

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