I had a great time speaking at the Beauty Bash in NYC this weekend, and while I was there picked up a couple of really fascinating sun and skin damage facts that shocked me.
Dermatologist Dr. Ellen Marmur gave a great talk about the sun being the number one thing that will age your skin.
Nothing new, except for these three facts we never knew about.
- If you sit under an umbrella, you are not out of harm’s way. 50% of the sun’s rays are reflected up at you from the sand!
- If you are swimming, your body (which is underwater) is not protected. The sun can penetrate 2 feet down into the water!
- If you go to a sunbed even once, you increase your risk of getting skin cancer by 75%. Can you believe it, not to mention we all know that the sun severely wrinkles and dries out our skin and it causes dark age spots! So if you didn’t get out of the sun a long time ago, do so now- immediately!
If sun damage from your youth is showing up now, what are you doing about it?
Do you use special creams you use? Have you tried chemical peels or lasers? What else is working for you?
Comment below and let me know.