The Truth About Sunscreen | KJ Relaxin

We all want to look and feel our best — whether we are 20 or 70. Healthy, radiant skin is beautiful...and attainable. Our skin reveals so much about our inner health. Just as we seek help from medical professionals for internal maintenance of our bodies, we need medical skin-care professionals — like those found at KJ Relaxin — for our largest organ, the skin.  

Why is this more important than ever? Skin cancer is on the rise. According to the American Cancer Society, “The risk of melanoma increases as people age. The average age of people when it is diagnosed is 63. But melanoma is not uncommon even among those younger than 30. In fact, it’s one of the most common cancers in young adults (especially young women).” We at KJ Relaxin added the italics because the risk of skin cancer does not apply only to women with advancing age. We are all in this together. There is no need to fear, though, with forethought, effort, and KJ Relaxin supporting you and your skin; you can enjoy the outdoors and have gorgeous, healthy skin! Let’s focus on a few key areas: sunscreen, exfoliation, and hydration.

Sunscreen

The need for daily use of sunscreen with a minimum SPF30 cannot be overstressed! There are a few important things we’ll review about sunscreen:

  1. Not all sunscreens are waterproof/sweatproof, and even if they are, the American Academy of Dermatology recommends that “[s]unscreens should be reapplied approximately every two hours when outdoors, even on cloudy days, and after swimming or sweating.”

  2. Sunscreen expires!?!? Yes, it’s true. The Mayo Clinic explains that “sunscreens are required by the Food and Drug Administration to remain at their original strengths for at least three years. ... Some sunscreens include an expiration date.” Please discard your sunscreen if that date has come and gone.  However because you will be wearing and re-applying your sunscreen daily regardless of the weather, you will not have the problem of expired sunscreen!

  3. Sunscreen can cause breakouts because some brands clog pores. To avoid this, make sure your sunscreen is non-comedogenic; this ensures it has been formulated to not cause clogged pores. We recommend KJ Shade, not only because it is from our awesome product line, but mainly because we believe it is the best you’ll find anywhere!

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KJ Shade is, of course, an SPF30 sunscreen and is also a medical-grade, skin-care product! It is a light, barely-there feeling antioxidant facial sunscreen and a makeup primer. It is composed of only natural ingredients: titanium and zinc oxides, and natural melanin ― a widely known anti-cancer fighting agent. It gives full-spectrum protection against photo-aging UVA & UVB sun rays along with a fabulous pearl-matte finish for healthful, beautiful skin. Its non-greasy texture makes KJ Shade ideal for oily skin and suitable also for acne and rosacea-prone skin. Doesn’t your skin deserve the best?!?!

Exfoliation

Younger looking skin begins with healthy, hydrated skin. However, if we are not regularly exfoliating, we will not have healthy, hydrated skin to show off! Exfoliation removes the top layer of dead skin from the skin’s surface ― revealing beautiful, fresh skin underneath.  There are two ways to exfoliate: mechanically or chemically. Exfoliate your face once per week and the rest of your body two-three times weekly, if at all possible. Schedule an appointment with one of our medical skin-care professionals at KJ Relaxin, and learn which products from our medical-grade, skin-care product line would be best for exfoliation for you specifically.

Hydration

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Although the sun feels “Oh, so wonderful!”, it also severely dries out our skin. After exfoliating (the previous step), hydration is a must. First, always stay well-hydrated by drinking plenty of water! Second, be sure to use a top-quality serum that will deeply hydrate your skin, such as the one we offer in our skincare, product line at KJ Relaxin Medical Spa. Book your free consultation at with us today and receive sound advice from a medical professional to ensure you are choosing the best products to keep your skin vibrant and healthy. While at the spa, be sure to check out our exciting, cutting-edge services that assist you in maintaining your beautiful skin from head-t0-toe and pampering yourself. Nothing looks better on your face than relaxation coupled with a smile!  


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