Stay Safe in the Sun

The Village at Briarcliff

sun safety

All of the rain we’ve seen in Kansas City seems to be subsiding, and sunny days are here again. Hurray!

Although sun safety is important year-round, it’s especially essential during the summer months. We spend so much time outside – and with bare skin.

These days, sunscreen is a given. However, other small changes can have a big impact on your skin. Play it safe with these sun-safety tips:

Shade it. UV light is strongest between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. One rule of thumb: if your shadow is shorter than you are, the sun’s rays are especially dangerous. During this time, it’s important to avoid the sun if you can. Choose shady areas if you’re outside. And remember that UV rays can bounce off sand, concrete, and water. Staying in the shade will give you a head start in avoiding dangerous rays.

Replace it. Protecting your skin doesn’t always mean a change in your routine. Trading out a product you use daily for one with better SPF coverage is a smart – and easy – move. Six products in the jane iredale cosmetic line have earned the Skin Cancer Foundation Seal of Recommendation. This means the products significantly prevent sun-induced skin damage. You can find jane iredale products at Rajeunir Medical Spa.

Accessorize it. Sun can damage your skin even on cloudy days. Beyond sunscreen, you can also keep your skin looking great with sun-fighting accessories. Oversized shades and wide-brimmed hats are favorites this time of year for a reason. Tightly woven clothes or cover-ups with UV protection will protect your skin and style as well.

Fake it. If it just doesn’t feel like summer without a little color, there are better options than tanning. Sunless tanning products have come a long way and no longer make users look like Oompa Loompas. Now, you can choose a shade and get even, streak-free coverage. The Spa at Briarcliff offers Norvell® sunless tanning products that promise a natural glow.

When it comes to sun, use common sense. Enjoy this beautiful weather and take care of your skin, too.

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