Most of us are aware that spending too much time in the sun or using indoor tanning beds raises our risk for skin cancer. And some of us are aware that excess UV radiation also contributes to wrinkles and looking older than our age. But few of us realize that excess UV exposure causes uneven skin pigmentation and enlarged blood vessels.
Did you know that most weather apps show the current UV index? Sun-protective practices include seeking shade and wearing protective clothing when the UV index is moderate to intense. We can add protection to our skin by applying and reapplying a broad-spectrum UVA, UVB sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.
The Melaleuca Wellness Guide reminds women to use Sun Shades Mineral Plus Sunscreen with Zinc Oxide SPF 30+ under foundation especially when using skin care products that contain retinol or alpha hydroxy acids. Sun Shades Mineral Plus Sunscreen feels like a moisturizer and features a unique form of zinc oxide dispersion that dries clear and provides protection against UVA and UVB rays.
Sun protection for the lips is especially important for those who suffer from cold sores, since exposure to sunlight is a known trigger for cold sores. Sun Shades Lip Balms protect delicate lips with SPF 15. Sun Shades Sport Sunscreen SPF 45+ comes in an ultra water-resistant spray formula that is easy to reapply when playing in the sun.
If you do get sunburned, Sun Shades After Sun Hydrogel E Moisturizing Relief contains T36-C5, aloe, Advanced E, glycerin, grape leaf, and green tea. It instantly cools overexposed skin, helping to deeply moisturize, soothe, reduce redness and help heal sunburned skin.
One Last Note
A diet rich in colorful fruits and vegetables offers a degree of sun protection, and omega-3 fish oils and grape seed extract are also protective.
Researchers from The University of Manchester found that taking a regular dose of omega-3 fish oils is sun protective. Vitality Coldwater Omega-3 contains the ideal balance of DHA to EPA (2 to 1) at the recommended dose. It contains 270mg of EPA and 660mg of DHA.
This study found that the proanthocyanidins in grape seed extract can prevent photocarcinogenesis, or cancer caused by light exposure. ProvexCV contains not only premium grape seeds but also the anthocyanin-rich grape skins.
~ Richard M Barry
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Sun Shades Reviews
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I have polymorphous light eruption, which means I am literally allergic to the sun. Momentary exposure sends terrible hives all over my skin. Sunscreens tend to lessen the misery or at least slow it down, but they are always so sticky, especially with higher SPFs. I started to use Sun Shades and was impressed by how it felt on my skin, its lasting effect, and it certainly helped with my allergy. When I get home I slather on the Sun Shades After Sun Hydrogel E and later the Renew Lotion. I don't suffer nearly as much as I use to.
I have terrible skin allergies so I was hesitant to try the Sun Shades line of products. I knew several other people that had tried it and really liked it so I took a leap of faith and I'm so happy I did. I had no negative skin reactions and I got a great tan too. I loved that I could have the protection of a high SPF and still get a great tan, bypassing sunburn. Also, my husband is balding and got a bad burn on his head a few weeks ago. I lathered on the Sun Shades After Sun Hydrogel E all over the top of his head right away. He repeated this throughout the day and that night we added a few drops of melaleuca oil. The next day, the redness and burning were gone, it turned to tan and he never peeled which was amazing considering how badly he was burned. Highly Recommend!!!
I have a bit of a lip balm addiction which would be bad if I was using some of the products in the market that have some nasty toxic ingredients in them, but I use Sun Shades Lip Balm. My lips have always been very dry and so I have a Sun Shades Lip Balm in my car, my bag, my bathroom, and my desk drawer so it's always close by. I tried many brands and most are sticky, tacky feeling, and go on too thick. Sun Shades is smooth, silky, scented naturally and make my lips so healthy and moisturized. My little girl has the same fondness for these balms. I'm passing along some healthy habits to her.
Two weeks ago I went swimming with my two daughters. It was a hot slightly overcast day. I sprayed my youngest daughter down really good with the Sunshades Sport Sunscreen SPF 45+, and then I sprayed myself everywhere except my legs. Big mistake!! I didn't burn anywhere but my legs and they were really red and you could feel the heat. I worried I was going to be miserable. After my shower I applied the Sun Shades Sport Sunscreen SPF 45+ and Renew Lotion on my legs, every time I thought about it throughout the night and I took two Counteract IB before bed. I was told it would help reduce the heat in the burn. Other than being red, I was in no severe pain. It looked worse than it felt. Oh and our youngest daughter was only a little pink below her eyes where no sunscreen was applied. We love Sunshades products.
I live both in Florida and West Virginia and when I am out in the sun in Florida I use the Sun Shades sunscreen but last week I was in West Virginia and out for my 4 mile walk. I figured I wouldn't need it there. Well, my face, neck and arms got baked. When I got back my daughter, Michelle saw me and said, "Dad, what happened to your face?" I looked in the mirror and saw how burned I was. I immediately got one of my 5 favorite products, the Sun Shades After Sun Hydrogel E and applied it and felt immediate relief. I applied it a couple more times during the day and the next day the burn was totally gone. My face just looked tanned like normal. It is an amazing product and has several other uses like relieving itching and although it is not sold for this, it is the best product on the market for hemorrhoids!
~ Jim McCune Corporate Director
We love the Sun Shades sunscreen. There are only two sunscreens my kids can use and this one is nearly half the price of the other one! A customer of mine also buys this in bulk. It is the only sunscreen she can use, everything else irritates her skin, and she has been told a sunscreen is a must whenever the sun is out, so thanks Melaleuca!