5 Simple Sunscreen Tips That Could Save Your Life

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You might think that these simple sunscreen tips for summer are super obvious, but each year many people worldwide, more men then women, are diagnosed with aggressive and avoidable skin cancer. Many of these men are our brothers, fathers, sons, or even us. While treatment rates are slowly increasing, the best way to avoid a skin cancer diagnosis is to avoid the risks of skin damage as much as possible. That means following these five cardinal rules to prevent excessive sun exposure. Few men need die of this disease, so be sure to share this article with your loved ones.

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My ultimate favorite: Sisley Grand Ecran Solaire Sunscreen SPF 30, 40ml. When I was in India, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria, in every climate and every temperture, it held perfect and vèry comfotable. Sisley Facial Suncare goes up to SPF 50, for more information on Sisley Suncare, click Tags. (Click photo to enlarge).

Tip 1: Always Use Sunscreen

Even if it’s cloudy outside. Even if it’s raining. Even if it’s cold or snowing. The damaging rays of the sun can effectively penetrate your skin so long as there’s daylight. That means you should be wearing an SPF of at least 15 every day if you want to prevent skin cancer from happening to you. While that sounds laboursome, the good news is that many men’s grooming products such as moisturizers actually contain SPF 15 in their formula. If your current moisturizer doesn’t contain sunscreen, switch to one that does.

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Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Sun Defance For Face SPF 50, 50ml. Great! Perfect in èvery type of climate. Use it as a daycream, alone or in combination with a serum (Click photo to enlarge).

Tip 2: Always Reapply Sunscrean

Just because you apply sunscreen in the morning, does not mean you’re protected throughout the day. If you’re heading outdoors, always reapply sunscreen. Especially if you’re going to be near or in water, or snow!. The reflection of the sun’s rays on water and snow can exaggerate the effects of sun damage, so lather up often if you go fishing, swimming, skieing or just walking in the snow. The same can be said for less obvious situations. If you’re driving, for example, you may not realize that your arm is laying in the sun’s destructive path. Keep reapply as per the instructions on your sunscreen packaging, especially for proffecional drivers.

Clarins Sunscreen

Clarins Solaire Anti Rides Visage SPF 30, 50ml. Great as ever! Use it instead of your daycream, with or without a (Double) Serum for the ultimate summer skincare. Perfect protection, vèry easy to use, good price!

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Nyle DiMarco at the beach

Tip 3: Waterproof Versus Water Resistant

If you’re looking for true sun protection, water resistant formulas won’t carry much weight. These are not as hardy against water as the labeling might sound and are actually under investigation. The FDA is looking to remove the water resistant clause from sunscreen packaging as what constitutes as being resistant is a matter of personal opinion. When looking for reliable protection, a waterproof formula is currently your best bet but sadly that doesn’t guarantee the sunscreen won’t rub or wear off. Always keep reapplying!

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Clinique Facial Suncare SPF 30, A true classic. Not only for the true Clinique fan! (Click photo to enlarge).

Tip 4: Look for Sunblock

The kids section in your local drugstore is the perfect place to find higher SPF value sunscreen protection and the coveted sunblock. Unlike the adult sections that push bronzers and self-tanners, (most off them) neither contain SPF, the kids section is home to dependable sun protection. A sunblock is a step up from sunscreen, which filters out damaging rays. If you are fair haired, spend time in direct sun or want to maintain a youthful and wrinkle free complexion then sunblock may be the answer. This blocks out most of the sun’s rays.

Elizabeth Arden Sunscreen

Perfect for in the pocket. In addition to sun protection, the Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Sun Defense Stick also brings moisturizing benefits, it soothes and smooth skin for up to 8 hours. The formula is water and perspiration resistant, free from oils, parabens, non-acnegenic, and non-sticky. A true must have!!

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Nyle DiMarco at the beach

Tip 5: Stick with Classic Cream Formulas

While there are many fantastic spray formulas, these should only be applied indoors and with considerable caution. A traditional cream formula allows for deliberate application. You’re much less likely to miss a spot, which means you’re much less likely to cause irreversible sun damage. While traditional cream formulas can take a little longer to apply, they have come a long way from the thick gloppy mess you might remember your mom applying at an early age. This is your best bet if you’re serious about sun protection!

Sisley Super Soin Solaire Milky Body Mist Sun Care SPF 30

Sisley Super Soin Solaire Youth Protector Milky Body Mist SPF 30: Lightweight and yet seemingly immune to water, this camellia oil, mango and shea extract packed sunscreen keeps skin soft and hydrated, whilst reducing the effects of photo-ageing, wrinkles, brown spots, dehydration and loss of firmness, thanks to its high-tech, state of the art cellular protecting formula. It provides much needed protection against UVA and UVB rays during initial exposure to the sun. The product is ideal for those with fair or sun-intolerant skin, who require a high level of protection. It also features a brilliantly easy to dispense aerosol multi-dimensional spray bottle, and smells Lavender and Geranium. A luxuriously scented lotion, if money is no object then this is sunscreen at its most perfect and glamorous. (Click photo to enlarge).

Clarins Sun Care Oil Spray SPF 30

Lancaster Sun Beauty Dry Oil Fast Optimizer SPF 50: Perfect for skin that burns easily or tans gradually, this silky, non-greasy oil is unusual in that it combines the benefits of an ultra-high SPF, with a tan-boosting formula. Instantly absorbed, when on, you get a sun-kissed glow and a faster golden tan but with less skin damage. Top marks all round! (Click photo to enlarge).

Clarins Sun Care Oil Spray SPF 30

Clarins Sun Care Oil Spray SPF 30:  Don’t forget to protect your locks in the sunshine if you’re prone to split dry ends. This clever multi-tasker can be used on both skin and hair to protect against the drying effects of the sun, salt and chlorine. A transparent, water-resistant dry oil – yet it doesn’t feel remotely greasy – protects against sun damage thanks to a skin-caring blend of sun filters and botanical extracts (Click photo to enlarge).

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Nyle DiMarco at the beach

Do you have a sunscreen tip? Leave a comment below and help others avoid skin cancer!

by Jean Amr

Holy Grail: Sisley Super Soin Solaire Sun Collection

Sisley is one of my favorite skincare brands. The have some real amazing products! Some true Holy Grails! Like there suncare, and now the are launching a new collection, which comprises four high-quality prestige sun care products.

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The Sisley Super Soin Solaire Collection is dubbed “a youth protector,” which refers to its ability to protect your skin from sun-induced aging and formation of wrinkles, dark spots, loss of firmness, and dehydration. The product from this high-end skin care range provide both UVA and UVB protection, while their carefully selected active ingredients provide multi-level protective action. Vitamin E acetate and Edelweiss extract are chosen for their unbeaten anti-oxidative action. The Edelweiss extract and Camellia oil strengthen the skin’s protective barrier, while the Edelweiss extract on its own, works on the cellular level to preserve skin cells from harmful radiation.

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All products from Sisley’s Super Soin Solaire Sun Collection feature a comfortable, hydrating formula that keeps skin from drying out. The nourishing oils of shea, camellia, and mango are added to help restore suppleness and moisture to the skin.

Sisley Super Soin Solaire Facial Sun Care SPF 15 is developed to provide UVA and UVB protection for consumers with tanned, olive, or sun-tolerant skin. The product offers medium-level protection against photo aging and keeps the skin well moisturized during the hot summer months. This facial cream is lightweight and non-greasy, it absorbs instantly, and is resistant to sweat and water. Naturally scented with essential oils of Sage and Marjoram. A 60ml tube retails at £131.00.

Sisley Super Soin Solaire Facial Sun Care SPF 50 is also a facial sunscreen, only aimed at those with very fair or extremely sun-sensitive skin requiring a very high degree of protection. This fluid, silky cream provides a high level of protection from both UVA and UVB filters, it is water resistant and redolent of Sage and Marjoram. A 40ml tube of this product retails at £109.00.

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Sisley Super Soin Solaire Facial Sun Care SPF 50, Perfect! In every sense! Use it as a daycream! Sisley Super Soin Solaire Milky Body Mist Sun Care SPF 30, for me the perfect body suncare! Soo easy to use and aply! I can also recommend it to èvery men! Smooth or hairy body, it doesn’t matter!! I promise, a lot more men would use suncare!! (Click photo to enlarge)

Sisley Super Soin Solaire Silky Body Oil Sun Care SPF 15 is an true classic! An oil-based sunscreen for consumers with darker and sun-tolerant skin. It protects the skin against sun and photo-aging, caused by both UVA and UVB rays, while leaving the skin satiny soft and gradually revealing radiant tan. The product comes in a multi-directional spray bottle, which ensures easy and uniform distribution of the formula. Perfect also for men, with more hairy body. Naturally scented with essential oils of Lavender and Geranium. The 150ml bottle retails at £83.00.

Sisley Super Soin Solaire Milky Body Mist Sun Care SPF 30 provides much needed protection against UVA and UVB rays during initial exposure to the sun. The product is ideal for those with fair or sun-intolerant skin, who require a high level of protection. It also features a multi-dimensional spray bottle and smells Lavender and Geranium. A 150ml bottle retails at £83.00.

Wishing you a beautiful summer!

by Jean Amr

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Sun Defense Stick for Face SPF 50

Heatwave is here! I saw a lot of red faces around this weeks so far. Did you use your sunscreen?

The house of Elizabeth Arden has just launched its new Eight Hour Cream Sun Defense Stick for Face SPF 50, a targeted skin care treatment aimed at protecting the most sensitive, over-exposed areas of the face from sun-induced damage.

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I don’t know about you, but I’m highly unlikely to drag a full bottle of sunscreen around in my bag unless I’m actually on holiday and heading to the beach. Although I use SPF, it’s always the accidental sun that catches me out. I don’t easily burn, but we’ve all had the ‘nose redder than the rest of your face’ incident, I bet! And those catchy bits on the top of the shoulders? Far too easily done.

The Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Sun Defense Stick for Face SPF 50 provides the highest level of protection from burning and age-inducing damage caused by both UVA and UVB rays. This conveniently packed stick sunscreen should be used on lips, nose, earlobes, and even scars, to prevent any surface cell damage and premature signs of aging. The stick is small enough to fit into even the tiniest bags or pockets, so you can carry it around this summer, no matter where you go!

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In addition to sun protection, the Eight Hour Cream Sun Defense Stick also brings moisturizing benefits, it soothes and smooth skin for up to 8 hours. The formula is water and perspiration resistant, free from oils, parabens, non-acnegenic, and non-sticky.

For men and women, young or old, thick or thin, green or purple, Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Sun Defense Stick for Face SPF 50 is perfect for everyone in the family, can be used on all types of skin, including the vèry sensitive ones. The product should be applied liberally and evenly to targeted areas 30 minutes before sun exposure and as needed. If you go swimming, playing in or around the water, or if you sweat a lot, make sure to reapply it after 40 minutes. Reapply immediately after toweling. It’s just right, really and great for lips, eye area , nose ,  ears etc. No red faces in other words.

Notice: Use it as a daily lipcare! Use it around the eyes, but…. don’t use it to close around the eys. Follow the bone structure, like eyecream. Use it on holidays instead of eyecream. Easy as that!

I love this product, for me it’s on my Holy Grail list. Why? Because of its texture, it’s high protection, it’s package, it’s size (sometimes size matters!) and for me very important: It goes on clear and really doesn’t need blending, and most important: it stays ‘in place’. When it is very hot, and when a cream is ‘absorbed’, many times ‘it goes running’. And most of the time to the eyes. Result: tearing eyes. ‘Till now: after visiting Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and India, the Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Sun Defense Stick for Face SPF 50 never did! …and has the Skin Cancer Foundation Seal of Recommendation.

by Jean Amr