askderm Blog — sunscreen

National Sun Safety Week - Skincare Tips 2017

Summer may not officially start until June 20th but the days are longer, the nights shorter, and the weather is warming up. When it comes to preparing your skin for the sun, you should always take the necessary precautions to protect your skin from the sun's harmful rays. National Sun Safety Week Tips 1. Insect repellants reduce sunscreen's SPF. When using both sunscreen & insect repellant be sure to use a higher SPF. 2. Seek shade when appropriate. Always remember that the sun’s rays are strongest between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. 3. Not all sunglasses are created equal. Always choose sunglasses that are labeled...

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Best Spring Skincare - Skincare Tips for Spring

Get healthy, radiant skin this spring! Follow these tips to freshen up your skincare routine.   1. Toss Old Skincare and Makeup Products: Toss anything that's no longer working for you, isn't a fit for your skin, or is older than 2 years. Sanitize your makeup palettes and toss that grimy cosmetic bag. Replace your mascara every three months to avoid harmful bacteria. Pencils and pressed powders have a significantly longer life span than liquid and cream products and can last two years plus. Loose mineral powders are inert and cannot harbor or grow bacteria but if you are applying them...

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How to Prevent your Skin from Peeling

Spring Break is FINALLY upon us! It's time to dust off those swim suits and sundresses for long days in the sun. If you are anything like me, your skin hasn't seen sunlight in a very long time. Winters here in Upstate New York are brutal. Find out what can be done once peeling starts and how to prevent your skin from peeling. Tips on How to Prevent your Skin from Peeling SPF: Safely protect the outer part of your skin from the harmful effects of the sun rays with an SPF product. As a general rule, you should apply sunscreen at...

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NIA 24 Sun Damage Prevention SPF 30 Review

As summer time is slowing coming to a close and fall is quickly approaching, my family and I wanted to spend as much time as possible enjoying the summer weather and to get our last hoorahs in before the kids were off to school. We’ve spent our summer camping, goofing off in the pool, playing on the beach, adventures in the river amongst many other fun outdoor activities. I can honestly say we are a family that loves the outdoors, loves the feeling of the beautiful, warm sun touching our skin but, as an esthetician I am well aware of...

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Sun Exposure Aftercare

This year’s summer chapter may be drawing to a close, but there is still plenty of time to enjoy the outdoors safely. For some of you, that may also mean trying to catch every last ray of sunshine you can grab hold of! If you find yourself committing the number one skincare no-no, allowing yourself to become sunburned, here is what to do… Act immediately! As soon as you notice your skin is red or pink, remove yourself, get out of the sun and go indoors. Apply a cold and damp compress to the area for several minutes. If you...

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