Saturday is officially the start of summer! In the United States, the summer solstice marks the first day of summer. This beautiful summer day is the longest day of the year. In the United States, there are about 14½ hours of daylight on this day. With that said, we at IMAGE Nation know the sun is the primary cause of wrinkles and aging effects. Every skincare-savvy individual should guard against the sun every day, and this is especially true for this coming June 21st. Simply wear a sunhat if you plan to spend this solstice out on the shore or by your neighborhood pool. Do not spend more than eight consecutive hours in direct sunlight for best care and never forget the cardinal rule: hydration, hydration, hydration! With all the electrolytes you are losing in bodily fluids such as perspiration, you are dripping key salts and elements that keep your body functioning at a healthy level. Plenty of athletic drinks and specially marked waters contain boosted electrolyte formulas in order to keep you hydrated even in the hottest of summers.
And of course, you must always use sun protection! We are not just saying that for skin benefits although sunblock can prevent further environmental damage and aging effects. Every doctor recommends to reapply sunblock at least every two hours even with high-SPF sunblocks. Typically, you can calculate how long a sunblock will last if you multiply the SPF number by 10, which will equal the number of minutes you’d be safe from the sun. However, this equation doesn’t account for body sweat or pool-diving that might dissolve the formula faster. Therefore, it is always best advised to reapply the preventative sun lotion every one or two hours.
Our Prevention+ line is an evolution of five sun protection moisturizers that can help defend the skin against the sun’s harmful effects. Two of these moisturizers are a practical make-up base for a matte (non-shiny) or glowing (tinted) finish. The Ultra Sheer Spray comes with a 45 SPF and is made lightweight and transparent and it is the best for fast absorption when you are on-the-go. The Ultra Sheer Spray won’t clog your pores and it can protect you from 98% of UVB rays. The Ultimate Protection moisturizer has the highest SPF and UVA protection, combined with photosomes and roxisomes, to reduce the risk of deep-seated damage caused by the sun. It is the ultimate protection against aging effects and sun damage.