Summer Skin Care
Umbrella's, wide brimmed hats and sunscreen or . . .
Beauty and the Beach
The deeply tanned Beauty who uses baby oil, sun lamps and tanning
Which one are
and skin care evokes visions of beach beauties radiating gorgeous
glistening bronzed skin, the "perfect" tan.
Think about summer skin care for a moment then
stop and ask yourself...
"Who is the
real Beauty on the Beach?"
Is it the radiantly bronzed Beauty or is it the hidden Beauty lounging
under the beach umbrella, slathered in sunscreen from head to toe
sporting large dark sunglasses, a wide brimmed hat, and a full length
Care to quess?
You know the answer to that one already, don't
you? In the heat of that moment of summer sun it appears that the
deeply bronzed beach Beauty is clearly winner doesn't it?
Not a chance!
It's really the hidden Beauty enjoying all the
wonder that the beach offers without surrendering her skin to the
onslaught of aging UV rays. Summer skin care is silently working
wonders for her skin!
Over time, the beautiful bronzed Beauty will
gradually develop hyperpigmentation, age spots, wrinkles and tough
leathery skin while the hidden Beauty's skin will continue to radiate
the essence of youth.
Why is that you ask? Quite simply it is because
90% of all signs of aging skin are a direct result of sun damage!
Think of it this way, have you ever left a piece
of fruit in the sun only to discover later that it has become totally
dehydrated, shrunken, leathery, wrinkled and completely covered in ugly
brown and black spots? That is exactly what happens to your skin over
It's important to understand a little background
information on sun damage.
Do you know how and why the skin tans?
Basically, it is the skin's way of protecting
itself from sun damage! (Yes, really!) The brown pigment that creates a
tanned appearance is melanin which forms to serve as a barrier to block
the sun's ultraviolet rays and to protect the skin from damage.
Ultraviolet, (UV), radiation on both the UVA and
UVB spectrum causes skin damage which takes the form of sunburned skin,
hyperpigmentation, age spots, wrinkles as well as skin
So start early, start young, and throughout your life make a commitment
to consistently practice the few very summer skin care strategies like
the hidden Beauty at the beach lounging under the protection of an
umbrella and your skin will show it’s appreciation with a lovely