We’ve all been lied to. Okay, maybe that’s a little bit harsh. The best way to put things is that when it comes to skin damage for decades we’ve been fed a fairytale; and many us aren’t experiencing the lasting beauty ride into the sunset ending. Truth is, in the arena of prevention SPF is simply not enough. Which is why today we are sharing hardcore facts we learned at the recent DNA RENEWAL Panel event held in Los Angeles; and what YOU can do about it. If you care about your skin and it’s appearance in any way; we highly recommend that you keep reading.
Skin Damage -The Honest Truth and Is Reversal Possible
For years, it has been drilled into the minds of one and all that SPF was the savior and perverbial “Prince Charming” on a white horse when it came to going out into the sun. All you had to do was slather on this skincare knight in shining armor and you are good to go. Right?
Wrong. Oh so very wrong. For starters, there are a lot of products out there with a very low SPF that is basically… well, useless.
A product with a SPF of 15 is not only a time waste; but it won’t actually do very much in terms of protecting your skin from the sun. It’s such a laughable non-factor; that you might as well as have just walked outside without any of it on in the first place. Ouch.
While that may be a new thought to some, or may lean towards the arena of disbelief. It’s better for you, your skin and overall health for that SPF myth to be debunked. If you’re going to buy a SPF product, please for all things skincare holy; purchase a product that contains a HIGH SPF.
Is SPF Useful?
Higher SPF products will give your skin the best chance at receiving better protection. Nevertheless, there is still yet another problem (Lol). We know, we know… its like we are being the bearers of bad news only right now. However, the best skincare remedy still remains to be prevention. So the more you learn, the more truth out there; the safer all of our skin can be.
Nevertheless, back to the topic at hand. Yes, while higher SPF products are a great start; even those are still unfortunately quite limited in their capabilities. You see, most SPF still needs to be reapplied during the day. The issue with that is, how many of us are actually doing that?
Seriously, who diligently applies SPF every 2 hours? If you do, more power to you. However, a good chunk of us either forget or simply do not realize that these products are not an all day fix. They help for a limited time then you are back to square one. If you fail to reapply then you are back at Start on the Monopoly skin board.
Skin Damage -The Honest Truth and Is Reversal Possible (Continued)
That’s just how powerful the sun is and why it’s necessary to take other measures besides just applying SPF. So what are these other measures? Also, are they very expensive?
First of all, there is one act of prevention that we all can engage in right now that will make a MAJOR difference. Best part it may not even cost you a dime. A hint: They’re probably hanging in your closet.
Ding ding, if you guessed clothes then you’ve won the prize of better protected skin! Yay! You see, clothes can help to provide a barrier between us and the sun.
Don’t believe? Well, have you ever gone to the beach or a pool party in a swim suit; only to notice that at the end of the day the skin that the suit covered is not as tan or baked? That is because that skin receives protection from the elements by the swim suit. Thus, proving the true value of using clothing to protect the skin.
Protecting the Yourself From Skin Damage – How?
One thing to also note are areas that often get neglected. Such as the top of our heads, chest, arms and hands. When it’s hot ,and the sun starts to really beam down, do your best to protect your skin with hats; scarves, pockets, sunglasses and other fashionable garb to keep your skin safe. When teamed up with a high SPF these 2 prevention measures together become like a superhero squad that help keep your skin fabulously shielded and healthy.
Lastly, it’s also all about timing baby. What time you choose to be out and about can make a difference. At the recent DNA RENEWAL panel discussion we attended every last expert agreed… from the hours of 12pm-3pm you should aim to stay out the sun. That is the block of time that skin is possibly most at risk at being damaged from sun exposure.
Damaged Skin -Is Reversal Possible?
However, what about if you already have skin damage? Is it too late? Is it already your destiny to have the skin of sandpaper or a prune? The answer is no.
Whew! A sigh of relief right? It’s never too late to start making improvements. Can you reverse the hands of time and completely get back your age 12 baby skin? Nope, BUT you can begin to make MAJOR improvements that will still make you a sexy; “Omg how did she/he get such flawless skin” head-turner. So let’s dive into that a bit.
The right products can make all the difference. One of the brands that we definitely have to tip our glasses of champagne to is DNA RENEWAL. This company is FULLY on board in the creation of products to help reverse skin damage that has already taken place.
Let’s face it, most of us have not been perfect with our skincare. We may have fallen asleep in makeup before, not worn a lick of SPF, consumed a poor diet; or have just been victims of changes in the environment due to pollutants or light from our tech devices. Damage can occur for a number of reasons and none of us have the power to stop Father Time. So then, having a brand at our arsenal that is capable to repair the skin on a deeper level is certainly magic in a bottle.
DNA Renewal -DNA’s Fountain of Youth
How does DNA RENEWAL products work? They are formulated to repair issues at the DNA level. Think of it like a seamstress repairing a fashion garment. Any issue found can be patched with the same material or something close to it and no one would ever be the wiser.
Consequently, DNA RENEWAL utilizes DNA enzymes to mend skin damage; giving skin a much fresher appearance. DNA repair enzymes are made up of plankton, algae, and marine botanicals; and have been proven to not only help fix; but combat skin that has been damaged by the sun’s harmful UV rays.
Sounds amazing right? Yet, you may still wonder if such products are truly necessary. The answer and facts are in the pudding.
Damaged Skin – Is Reversal Possible? (Continued)
Did you know there are over 5 million cases of skin cancer diagnosed every year? Celeb Dermatologist and Vice President of the Skin Cancer Foundation, Dr. Moy, is the mastermind who developed DNA Renewal skincare. DNA Renewal was initially born out of the idea to help his patients lower their risk of developing skin cancers; by incorporating DNA repair enzymes into their skincare routines. Since then, DNA Renewal has become one of the most sought after Derm-developed lines due to its powerful efficacy and global clinical studies.
Furthermore, with that many cases of skin damage popping up yearly; the odds of such an issue hitting close to home becomes more serious. Additionally, here’s an even scarier number: SkinCancer.Org reports that 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer by the age of 70.
What About Melanin Skin? Is it at Risk?
Moreover, due to environmental pollution; our planet’s atmosphere, landscape and weather has literally changed for the worse. This change is resulting in hotter temps, drier regions and even harsher risks from sun exposure.
While melanin skin does provide a “level” of protection from the sun naturally; climate change and a diminishing ozone layer is rapidly changing that. Meaning everyone regardless of their skin tone is equally at risk of becoming a person with skin damage. Therefore, everyone really must start thinking about taking precautions to protect themselves; by fixing any harm or damage done to their skin… even without their knowledge.
Great Products for Damaged Skin and Defensive Measures
As mentioned DNA RENEWAL has a great lineup of products when it comes to preventive protection and skin repair. Here are a couple of our favorites!
DNA Renewal Sheer Defense SPF 50+ w/ DNA repair enzymes $75
• Broad spectrum, advanced UVA protection
• Gives protection against photo-damaged
• Helps reverse past and current sun damage with DNA repair enzymes
• Micro-fine zinc
DNA RENEWAL DNA Restoring Mask
Delivers instant hydration, in order to improve the texture and appearance of skin. Works to minimize fine lines with DNA Repair Enzymes; and Vitamins E and C for maximum sun damage protection and repair.
Formulated to reduce the toll nature takes on your skin for an instantly refreshed, healthy and glowing appearance. Helps boost cellular renewal for instant glow while eliminating dullness.
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