The first day of Spring may fall in mid-March by the calendar, but if you live in Georgia, the official herald of Spring is the yellow pollen that coats everything in its path. And in the upcoming weeks, Springtime activities will begin to fill the weekends as well: Spring Break, Steeplechase, Mother’s Day, Graduation, rounds of golf, tennis matches, backyard grilling, driving the convertible, and plain old Weekend Warrior yard work.
Choosing the right sunscreen can be overwhelming, given the proliferation of products, terms, SPF protection, and combination of chemicals used. Individuals with allergies, sensitive skin, and more, may find that their sunscreen irritates their skin almost as much as getting a sunburn.
“Less is more, when it comes to the number of active ingredients in your sunscreen, but more is more when it comes to the proper amount of sunscreen to apply when spending time outdoors,” says Arlene Manning, of Head To Toe by Arlene.
Since sunscreen products most effectively prevent exposure to dangerous UVA and UVB rays when used every day – and reapplied several times throughout the day – consumers can rest assured that they are using a product that is safe and effective when it contains non-chemical, non-hormonal ingredients, such as zinc oxide and water.
“Because Head To Toe is a Med Spa, partnered with a Medical Director, we are able to offer a full line of medical-grade broad-spectrum sun care products that prevents sunburn and, if used as directed, decreases the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging caused by the sun,” Arlene says.
Arlene recommends Elta MD skincare products to her clients. “It contains zinc oxide, a natural mineral that is safe for most skin types and blocks the widest spectrum of harmful rays,” she says.
Unlike other zinc oxide sun protection products, Elta MD Sunscreen products are formulated with transparent zinc oxide, resulting in a protective layer without the thick, white “paste” associated with traditional zinc products. Elta MD Sunscreens are noncomedogenic, sensitivity-free, fragrance-free, and paraben-free, making them safe and effective, even for those with sensitive skin or prone to conditions such as rosacea, acne, or hyperpigmentation.
When you visit for your next waxing, facial, or injectables appointment at Head To Toe by Arlene, be sure to ask about the sunscreen and other skincare products recommended for your specific needs. Head To Toe clients receive 10% off products purchased at the time of a skincare service!
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