How to Protect Your Skin from Summer Burn
By: Richard Haxton's Transformational Skin Solutions
"One of the most effect ways to protect your skin, during the summer and all year long, can be found in sunscreen" advises Haxton.
With sunscreen make certain to use a full spectrum lotion or spray that includes protection against both UVA and UVB rays.
UVA is responsible for premature wrinkling and aging, and UVB causes the familiar sunburn. Both UVA and UVB rays damage DNA.
If your skin reacts in less than 1/2 an hour of sun exposure, you need an SPF of 15 or higher. Especially in the summer months when we are active and often in water, sunscreen needs to be re-applied diligently.
Even those labeled waterproof can only maintain SPF ratings for a limited time. As Haxton states, "Be sure not to expect last year's bottle of sunscreen to work, as sunscreens do have expiration dates. With more SPF and less UV in your day, you'll be taking care of your skin while enjoying the summer safely."
More information can be found at http://SkinByHaxton.com.