Sun Safe Skin
The sun has finally returned to New Jersey, and we’ve missed her so! Now that we are able to once again bask in the glorious light of Spring, it is time to revisit our diligence for protecting our skin. These demands never go away during the winter months, but many of us take it more seriously now. Here are the top three things you need to do to keep your skin healthy and beautiful for the years to come.
- Sunscreen. Our favorite for the face is SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion SPF 50. A flawless combination of tint and protection, Physical Fusion guards thoroughly against UVA (aging) and UVB (burning) rays while providing a nice matte finish. Never greasy or heavy, Physical Fusion can actually replace your foundation for the warmer months. The trick is to reapply it throughout sun exposure, about every 2 to 3 hours, so you stay protected. That rule applies to ANY sunscreen you apply to any part of your body.
- Hydration. We are all so diligent about moisturizing during the winter months, but often stop once the weather warms up. Why?! Our skin still needs all the hydration we can provide, both internally with H2O and externally with quality moisturizers that both nourish and hydrate the skin. Of the millions to choose from, we like Decleor Aroma Confort Moisturizing Body Milk with essential oils of magnolia, coconut and meadow foam. It is lightweight, hydrating and it smells divine!
- Fake it. If we are being honest, the best thing for skin health is to avoid the sun. Wear sleeves, a hat and seek out the shade. There are also great inventions to allow us to fake a tan, like Decleor Aroma Confort Gradual Glow Hydrating Body Milk. Usually “self-tanners” have an unpleasant smell, but this one has an enjoyable, lightly floral fragrance and also hydrates with essential oils to improve your skin tone and give you just a bit of a golden hue. Like others, the color will intensify to a point with daily use while still looking natural. Remember to wash your hands after applying so you don’t get tan palms! And, very soon, Zanya Spa Salon will be offering spray tanning as well. More to come on that!
As always, if you ever have any questions regarding how to best take care of your skin, whether it is protection, correction or prevention, our highly skilled estheticians are here for you 7 days a week. Schedule a consultation or a full skin care service today!