Are you around the age of 35 and starting to notice signs of aging!?! Well, I am...and I'm learning all about reversing these signs, protecting from future damage, but still want to maintain a gorgeous healthy tan! 

In this episode and blog post, I'm going to be sharing what I've learned about UVA & UVB lights, how to apply sunscreen, what my recommendations are for sunless safe sunscreens, and share some insight into sunburns & spray tans!

Spray tanning is a safe alternative and effective treatment for a natural-looking glowing skin year round! 

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That beautiful natural glowing skin is actually DNA injury. The "tanning" color or browning effect is actually your bodies defense mechanism when it’s been exposed to UV radiation (sun light or artificial light). 

This damage from UV radiation can promote skin cancer by either damaging the skin cell's DNA or by causing the skin to grow abnormally which can result into benign or malignant growths. 

There are two types of UV lights that are proven to contribute to the risk of skin cancer: UVA & UVB radiation. 

       UVA Radiation                               UVB Radiation

Longer wavelength.
Associated with skin aging
Penetrates your skin more deeply
Causes genetic damage to cells on the innermost layer of your skin
UVA is connected to the "Broad-Spectrum Protection" on sunscreens
Overtime, UVA leads to premature aging & skin cancer
UVA is the main type of light used in most tanning beds
Can penetrate through windows & cloud cover
Shorter wavelength 
Associated with skin burning
Penetrates & damages the outermost layers of skin
Over exposure causes sunburn, suntan, and blistering
UVB is connected to SPF on sunscreen
Intensity fluctuates & UVB rays damages your skin year round
Can be filtered & doesn't penetrate through glass

Protect yourself against UV exposure with broad-spectrum sunscreen, sun-safe clothing, hats & eyewear! 

How To Apply Sunscreen

Use sunscreen daily that an SPF of at least 30
Apply 20 minutes before going outside to give it time to absorb
Use a shot glass size of the product to cover your body
Don't forget ears, lips & back of nect
Re-apply every 2 hours & immediately after swimming
Don't just rely on sunscreen, use hats, UV blocking clothes & find shade

Sunless Sunscreen SAFE Recommendations

The Skin Cancer Foundation advises everyone to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a SPF of 15 or higher every day. For extended outdoor activity, used a water resistant, broad-spectrum sunscreen with a SPF of 30 or higher. Re-apply every 2 hours or after swimming or sweating. 

What to look for in a sunless safe sunscreen

Oil-free & alcohol-free
SPF of at least 30 + broad-spectrum
Stay away from aerosol types of sunblock as they dry out your skin & sunless tan
Opt for a lotion or creme formula

Best Sunscreen for 

Face & Body

Best Mineral Sunscreen

Best Sunscreen for 

Sensitive Skin

Best Moisturizing 


Best Sunscreen for


Best Mineral Powder


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Watch OUT....Sunburns & Spray Tans

You'll want to avoid a spray tan or other sunless tanning products as it's typical for your skin to peel.

The visual impact of it as it peels will be much higher. The contrast between brown skin and pale skin will be far more noticeable. 

DHA can cause your skin to dry out even more which can accelerate the peeling process. 

Sunburn & Spray Tan

Give your skin time to heal naturally

Take frequent cool baths or showers
Drink lots of water
Use moisturizers with aloe vera or soy

Best Lip Balms with Sunscreen

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