Happy Tuesday Lovely!
I cannot believe it’s already May! We are well into Spring and the hours of daylight continue to get longer as the temperature rises. I love this time of year, as I’m able to spend more time outside with my dogs enjoying the beautiful weather. However, with spending more time in the great outdoors comes some responsibility. Yesterday, May 1st, marked the beginning of Melanoma Awareness Month. As someone who has chosen to put my life’s energy into skincare and skin health, Melanoma Awareness is near and dear to my heart. I consider it my responsibility to preach to my clients, friends, and family about the dangers of sun exposure.
Personally, I started noticing sunspots and pigmentation at a young age, especially on my forehead and on one side of my face. This began when I was about 16 years old and I noticed that in the summertime, the pigmentation would darken. Because of this, I’ve always been vigilant about applying sunscreen every single day. Also, as a preventative measure, I regularly visit my trusted dermatologist for skin checks. I’ve been very cautious about the size of the sunspots and always note if there are any changes in the pigmentation and consult my doctor immediately if there are.
Though I can’t say that I have never laid out to tan in my entire life (although it’s been over twenty years since I have), tanning on purpose for cosmetic purposes is one of the worst things you can do for you skin. Not only does is increase your risk for developing skin cancer, but also, it sucks all the moisture out of your skin and can result in unwanted pigmentation on your skin which age you. Limiting your sun exposure is the best move to achieve beautiful, youthful skin. Though it’s unrealistic to recommend staying out of the sun entirely, today I wanted to share with you some measures you can take to make enjoying time outside safe.
As for handling previous sun damage that has resulted in pigmentation, I recommend using my best-selling Black Currant Serum, which I designed to nourish and revive skin. It’s composed with high levels of phytonutrients, antioxidants, vitamins, and essential fatty acids, which are the foundation to boosting collagen, elasticity and bringing life back to your complexion. The Blackcurrant seed oil and the Blueberry seed oil in my serum helps to reduce wrinkles and repair tissue damage, while the Argan oil and Rosa Damascena oil help to speed up cell renewal.
What are your experiences with sun exposure and it’s effects on your skin? Do you apply sun protection daily? Let me know if you try any of my suggestions for protecting yourself from sun damage and how they help your skin stay youthful!
I would like to thank you so much for reading and so generously sharing! It’s always wonderful sharing these great tips with you all!
With all my love,
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