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Sand, Sea and Sun Protection Please

July 19th, 2006


Unscrambling the sun protection lingo and finding a best kept secret

imageimageSummer freshness is so delightful it makes skin glow, simplifies hair routines and brightens well-pedicure toes. As wonderful as the sun feels on our skin, it can be very harmful in the fight against skin damage. We cannot hide from the sun but we can do our best to protect ourselves. All the talk about SPF (sun protection factor) vs. broad-spectrum protection can leave you confused with your head in the dictionary. To make it simple, think of it this way, UVA radiation ages the skin and UVB radiation causes sunburn. The SPF relates only to UVB exposure, while broad-spectrum protection offers both UVA and UVB rays. Most people do not realize their sunscreens do not offer much protection against UVA rays, the ones that put wrinkles in your skin.

Women from the beaches of St.Tropez, Rio de Janeiro and Ibiza have a well-kept secret they are ready to share, Athelios XL SPF 50+. A broad-spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen that contains Mexyoryl, which is the #1 individual ingredient in terms of protecting you from UVA radiation. Unfortunately, it is only available in Canada and Europe and awaiting FDA approval. Fortunately, skin safety fanatics can buy this product at pharmacies that import them like SkinCareLab. Double-up the sun healthy route and panic no more that your child, niece or nephew is protected from these UVA rays too with the new Athelios SPF 50+ Dermo-Kids addition to the line.

Now sit back, put your feet up and enjoy your moment in the sun...."Mommy, can you...". Oh well, even if it was only for a moment!


- Back.

Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin.

—Gwyneth Paltrow