By Gerald C. Rosenow
Skin care specialist
The days of bright sun are long and enjoyable while the nights of recovery are quite simply, soothing. It’s the perfect time of the year to soak in the daylight with your closest beach gals. Whether the weekend calls for a day of lounging at the pool or digging your feet in the sand next to the ocean’s edge, the sun’s beauty is out in all its beauty and power.
Desiring authentic looks requires some careful dedication to maintain the perfect sun-kissed complexion. However, it's vital to keep your beauty routine in check. More than 90% of skin cancer is directly caused by harmful UV (Ultraviolet) rays through unprotected, direct and indirect, sun exposure. Sadly, more than 50% of skin cancer cases were caused by sun exposure during one's daily routine and not from the great times people enjoy sun tanning at the beach or lounging around the pool. This means that these cases could have been prevented with the use of a daily sunscreen. The American Cancer Society will diagnose more than 1.5 million cases this year, alone. This means it is more important than ever to protect your skin from daily sun exposure since, UV rays are only getting stronger and skin cancer cases are now being diagnosed at every age, not just seniors. Our recommendation is Doc Block Daily Facial and Body Essential Sunscreen to ensure you protect your health and your beauty everyday. We recommend Doc Block for daily use because of its all natural skin care ingredients that are clinically proven to block out all UV rays. It is also light weight and oil free meaning it is perfect to use a primer for your makeup.
Even with your luxurious lounging near the water's edge, it's a downright stunning move to apply sunscreen to any exposed skin… if you value your looks and health. Believe it or not, sun exposure is also the number one cause of premature aging. In fact, nearly 80% of a person's lifetime direct exposure to the sun is entirely incidental. Even sunburns suffered in childhood can produce a twice-as-likely chance for the development of melanoma during adulthood. Further yet, cancer caused by the sun accounts for more than 50% of all cancer diagnoses within a year. In other words, you only purposely and knowingly submit your skin to the sun's brutal UVA and UVB rays 20% of the time.
In order to combat both of these concerns, it's important to use a broad-spectrum SPF (Sun Protection Factor). If left untreated, UVB rays will cause the typical "burning" sensation acquired from tanning. You might notice sunburn, premature aging, and skin cancer if your UVB rays are left unchecked. More specifically, UVA rays will cause undesirable wrinkles. When you reach for your next bottle of sunscreen, why not consider a bottle of body and facial broad-spectrum SPF from Doc Block? Don’t be the one in five Americans to develop skin cancer within their lifetime!
Take it from one of our wonderful customers to understand the power of not just Doc Block, but the true importance of sunscreen.
UPF (UltraViolet Protection Factor) clothing is the ideal follow-up to a rich lathering of suitable sunscreen. In fact, UPF clothing may be the perfect complement to a body prepared for the sun. Much like the components of sunscreen, UPF clothing has been treated with special coatings to support the absorption of harmful UVA & UVB rays. Consider this clothing to be the second line of defense, especially as this clothing will continue to support the protection of your skin as the effectiveness of your sunscreen dissipates.
In addition, adding other layers of non-UPF clothing will help shield you from the sun. However, be aware that only tightly-knit, dark-colored clothing will provide any real safety. As soon as clothing is wet from water of any source, it's protection attributes are cut by half.
Further, actual accessories will help ease the burden of protection and initiate a full look for the beach and the sun. As the sun makes its way across the sky, its rays and location are most pertinent between 10 AM and 4 PM. In other words, you'll be receiving a lot of rays during these hours. It's important to protect from the top, down. For this concern, take a second to pick out or invest in a fashionable summer hat to cover your entire head - face, ears, neck, and everything else. Hats with brims near 2-3" would be perfect.
Lastly, whether you consider this an accessory, invest in some SPF-rated lip balm. Lip sores (or worse) caused by the sun can ruin the perfection of a look. Remember to apply and apply and apply every hour, on the hour. Plus, it'll help your lips look full and moisturized.
The summer sun may be bright and alluring, but do not be fooled by its deceptive ability to do damage. Do yourself, friends, family, and others a solid by remembering to put on sunscreen before or during every event. Remember, apply sunscreen 30 minutes prior to your fun in the sun and re-apply every two hours. Stay young, stay beautiful, stay ageless. It doesn’t take much to stay healthy and beautiful.
“Dr. Garth Fisher has helped me stay young and radiant throughout my career. Doc Block has been used for years by Hollywood's elite, but it is finally available for anyone to use. I never leave the house without it”
"I've known Dr. Fisher for many years now, and he's an amazing doctor and friend. Most sunscreens can make my skin look chalky and dull in photos, but DOC BLOCK feels luxurious and gives such a beautiful glow. I'm obsessed!”
“DOC BLOCK. I am an extremely forgetful person; I lose my keys, my phone, & my mind constantly, but one thing I NEVER forget is sunscreen. I’ve shared quite a few times on my page, but in case you’re new, I was diagnosed with Stage 3 Melanoma Skin Cancer at the age of 20. The cancer spread to my lymph nodes & the following year I practically lived at the hospital due to chemotherapy and intensive surgeries. I was given a statistic, by my Oncologist, that only 11% of people survive at this stage. Because of such a tragic event, & nevertheless beating it, I promised myself & so many others that I would ALWAYS wear sunscreen.”