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Sun Safety Tips for Your Skin
Many people love the warm sun. The sun's rays make us feel good, and in the short term, make us look good. But our love affair isn't a two way street: Exposure to sun causes many of the wrinkles and age spots on our faces and is the number one cause of skin cancer.
In fact, sun exposure causes many of the skin changes that we think of as a normal part of aging. Over time, the sun's ultraviolet (UV) light damages the fibers in the skin called elastin. When these fibers break down, the skin begins to sag, stretch, and lose its ability to go back into place. The skin also bruises and tears more easily -- taking longer to heal. So while sun damage to the skin may not be apparent when you're young, it will definitely show later in life.
How Can I Protect Skin From the Sun?
Nothing can completely undo sun damage, although the skin can sometimes repair itself. So, it's never too late to begin protecting yourself from the sun. Follow these tips to help prevent sun-related skin problems:
Apply sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or greater at least 30 minutes before sun exposure and then at least every 2 hours thereafter, more if you are sweating or swimming
Select cosmetic products and contact lenses that offer UV protection
Wear sunglasses with total UV protection
Wear wide-brimmed hats, long sleeved shirts, and pants
Avoid direct sun exposure as much as possible during peak UV radiation hours between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Perform skin self-exams regularly to become familiar with existing growths and to notice any changes or new growths
Eighty percent of a person's lifetime sun exposure is acquired before age 18. As a parent, be a good role model and foster skin cancer prevention habits in your child
Avoid tanning beds
- MD Web
Jersey Shore Cosmetics was formulated with family and community in
mind by Jacquelyn Foster Quattro, a cosmetics industry veteran. After
years of working with makeup and skin care, Jacquelyn noticed
questionable ingredients in popular brands and began extensive
research on safety to oversee the formulation of her own products.
Coming from a large family of outdoors enthusiasts, and having children of her own,
she set out to offer the best in sun care and anti-aging products,
suitable for all ages, to be worn year-round for all outdoor
Working with chemists, herbalists, and green manufacturers she came up
with non-toxic, petrochemical- free sunscreens created in small
batches in the USA, using simple, organic, non-GMO ingredients. Her
sun care lines Jersey Shore Sun and Jersey Kids are top rated by The
Environmental Working Group, gluten free, offer some vegan, and suitable for
babies under 6 months.
Since the launch of Jersey Shore Cosmetics, the line now includes USDA
certified organic lip-conditioners, a range of color cosmetics, and
alcohol and fragrance-free hand cleanser; perfect for children and
people with sensitive skin.
As a proud Jersey Girl, Jacquelyn chose her company name to remind
people that great things come out of New Jersey, and she doesn't just
mean Bon Jovi!
Until recently, the full dangers of unprotected sun exposure were not known. Now, we know how hazardous it can be spend too much time in the sun without the proper protection. One of the biggest dangers of too much sun exposure is skin cancer. The sun’s rays contain destructive UV light, which penetrate the top layers of skin, damaging cells in the under layers and creating the right environment for cancer to develop.
Overtime, as more and more cells are damaged, not only does the skin begin to look wrinkled and aged, it also begins to break down. Nothing on earth can break down collagen and elastin in the skin like UV light.
It was once believed that “getting some sun” was good for a person, and people would spend hours walking outdoors or at the beach, soaking up the rays. This led to a surge of skin cancer reports, especially among women who would suntan for cosmetic purposes.
In order to combat this growing trend, companies began developing sunscreen, which could be applied topically to the skin to protect it from the sun. While this was an important step forward, it introduced another danger into our environment. Many sunscreens are formulated with harmful chemicals and hormone disruptors which can often be as dangerous to our bodies as the sun’s rays. Just as it is important to protect our bodies from the sun, it is vital that we shield ourselves from these unsafe chemicals and ingredients.
The solution, however, is not to go without sunscreen. Instead, the solution is to find an all-natural sunscreen that contains only all natural and organic ingredients, that has been tested and approved by organizations like The Environmental Working Group, (EWG.org) PETA and Livestrong.com, who are devoted to helping to bring only the safest, most effective products to the market. First and foremost, we recommend light, protective clothing and accessories.
Of the few sunscreens that has been approved by The Environmental Working Group (ewg.org), PETA, and Livestrong.com, Jersey Kids All Natural, Jersey Shore Sun, Sans Tan Anti-aging and Jersey Shore cosmetics mineral sunscreens tops the lists. Jersey Kids sunscreen is organic, vegan, petrochemical-free, and even safe for babies under six months old. Livestrong.com voted Jersey Kids, as the #1 All Purpose sunscreen, while at the same time, Jersey Shore Sun, Sans Tan was topping PETA’s 2013 “Summer Must Haves” list.
Jersey Shore Sun, Sans Tan sunscreen is as effective as Jersey Kids, but with the added benefit for being an anti-aging sunscreen with added vitamin D. Formulated with only all natural, organic and non-GMO ingredients, our sunscreens are of the few sunscreens on the shelves that are marketed as all-natural and actually is all-natural, without petrochemicals, hormone disruptors, or toxins.
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At Jersey Shore Cosmetics, we aim to bring you products which are truly safe and free of petrochemicals. Our products are eco/ reef friendly and cruelty- free. Jersey Shore Cosmetics brands offer truly safe and healthy products for you and your loved ones without compromising on effectiveness . Jersey Kids and Jersey Shore Sun are highly rated brands which are phthalate-free, cruely-free and free of petrochemicals.
A sunscreen doesn't need to contain any unhealthy synthetic or chemical sun filters, yet unfortunately many do. Invariably, choosing a pure mineral sunscreen instead, like non- nano particle zinc oxide to protect your skin is a far healthier option. Beyond that, if the sunscreen is bolstered with organic natural ingredients that nurture the skin at the same time as protecting it, you will have chosen the best possible organic sunscreen option. Choose to have safe fun in the sun. Choose Jersey Shore Cosmetics brands.
Both, Jersey Kids and Jersey Shore Sun, Sans Tan organic sunscreens are top rated and recommended with a score of 1 on the Environmental Working Group's "Skin Deep" recommended sunscreens list. (EWG.org)
Jersey Kids sunscreen is voted #1 All Purpose Sunscreen by Livestrong.com.
Jersey Shore Cosmetics, safe fun in the sun for the whole family.
Jersey Shore Cosmetics is a Cruelty- free Eco- friendly Company.