ANuU SUMMER SKIN CARE TIPS
SUNSCREENS CAN’T DO IT ALL IN THE PREVENTION OF SKIN CANCER. OUR C+C CREAM…UNDER SUNSCREEN…OFFERS AN INVALUABLE, EXTRA-LEVEL OF PROTECTION.
Sunscreen products work only on the skin surface, they are not absorbed…and shouldn’t be. Recent research indicated that sunscreens do not completely block UV-A and UV-B rays, the rays that lead to wrinkles, brown spots or skin sagging.
Our C+C Cream gets absorbed deeper. It helps knock-out free radicals that get past the sunscreen. Out formula is unique in addition to 10% vitamin C (ascorbic acid), it contains a new scientific discovery—2% ascorbigen, derived from cabbage. Research shows that ascorbigen boosts vitamin C’s protection and demonstrates a remarkable defense against skin cancer. Of course, C+C Cream can also be used as a regular daytime moisturizer under makeup due to its soft, smooth texture.
Is a sunscreen necessary on lips?
Absolutely! Melanin isn’t present in lips, so no matter what the skin type, lips need sun protection! The lower lip, in particular, burns easily. Our Vitamin E Stick (in a lipstick-type applicator) offers SPF 15 sunscreen protection as well as the moisturizing and healing qualities of vitamin E and allantoin. It is also excellent protection for the under-eye area.
Cold compresses help…add ice cubes to bowl with equal parts water and milk…soak a cloth and apply. For face, out Moisture Balance Cream with allantoin offers excellent relief, as does our Willard Water Gel. For the body, over the Willard Water Gel, a towel soaked in iced tea will help (the tannic acid is another natural soother).
Should I exfoliate in summer…and will it take away a tan?
We do not recommend strong glycolic treatments in summer since it could remove too many layers of cells and leave skin vulnerable to burning. However, out Renewed Radiance Exfoliant remonves only one surface layer of dead cells. Since it prevents a hardened skin surface via sun exposure, it can actually improve skin color and a more even tan. It won’t remove a tan, since a tan is actually formed in the lower levels of the epidermis through increased melanin production.