Beauty CAN be Skin Deep

Hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful summer weather.Blog 3.1
Lying by the pool or on the beach, soaking up the sun with friends and family, it doesn’t get better than that.    And don’t forget to bring and use your sun screen and drink plenty of water.  It’s important for women of all ages to take care of your skin.

We all like the feel of the warmth and the light of the sun radiating on our skin but we also know too much can be harmful.  You never want to overdo it.   I just hate getting a sun burn.   It leads to peeling and blotchy skin.  You find it hard to cover it up with makeup.  You peel and skin is flaking all over the place.  It’s a nasty mess.  And it takes a couple weeks before you get your skin back to normal.

So why go through that?  I guess we are just gluttons for punishment.  Sorry I’m getting off track.

My point here is to have everyone enjoy the summer sun and keep looking beautiful while we’re doing it.  An important factor of it is to know what type of skin we have and what we need to do to take care of it.

Here’s how skin types vary based on one of the most common methods of classifying skin types, “The Fitzpatrick Scale”.  They are white (Type 1 – which always burns), beige (Type 2 – usually burn & tans with difficulty), light brown (Type 3 – sometimes burns, slow tanning), medium brown (Type 4 – rarely burns, fast tanning), dark brown (Type 5 – rarely burns, fast and easy tanning) and black (Type 6 – almost never burns, fast and dark tanning).

Just to give a little more clarity here are some examples of people with these skin types:
White – Anne Hathaway, Beige – Jennifer Aniston, Light Brown – Sandra Bullock, Medium brown – Jessica Alba, Dark Brown – Beyoncé  and Black – Naomi Campbell.

Which type do you see yourself in?

Blog 3.2Once that’s determined, you can then figure out what you need to protect your skin.  The lower the number on the Fitzpatrick Scale the higher the SPF is needed.  Always choose a sunscreen with broad spectrum protection (UVA & UVB).  UVA rays can cause the skin to age premature and UVB rays cause sunburn.  Use sunscreen year round and don’t let any product lull you into a false sense of security about sun exposure.  A combination of sunscreen and common sense is your best bet.

So now that I shared that let’s get back to enjoying our summer and being beautiful.   If you have questions for me, feel free to call me.

And I’ll close today with our motto here at Beauty EverLasting which is

                                     “Lasting Beauty for a Beautiful You!”