Friday, April 11, 2014

Are You Wearing Old MakeUp?

makeup shelf life chart






Do you know when your 
makeup up is over the hill? 
Old make up can have 
millions of bacteria growing 
in it. Yuck! You don't want 
to be puting it on your face. 
Using old makeup can also 
lead to eye infections & 
breakouts. Blush & eyeshadow 
is ok for two years, lipstick 
& eyeliner only one, check 
out this cute chart that lays 
it all out for you....

Spring is a great time to clean 
out and freshen up your 
make up! So out with the old 
and in with the new! With all 
the great looks this Spring you 
have a lot of great choices.

Image from http://www.elle.com/news/beauty-makeup/makeup-expiration-date-shelf-life-bobbi-brown-guide

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Are you a high risk for skin cancer?

Certain types of skin are at greater risk for developing sun damage and skin cancer. Do you know your skin type? Check out our photos and descriptions to find the one that best matches your skin.

Your skin type is one of the main factors in your risk for skin cancer. There are six skin phototypes, going from light to dark. Individuals with skin types I and II face the highest risk of developing skin cancer, while types V and VI are at the lowest risk.  That is because those with more pigmentation have more natural protection from the sun.  However, people with darker skin can nonetheless get skin cancer. Like light-skinned people, they should be cautious of the sun and have regular examinations by a doctor.

TYPE 1- You always burn and never tan in the sun. You are extremely susceptible to skin damage as well as cancers like basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. You are also at very high risk for melanoma, the deadliest type of skin cancer. Generally follow The Skin Cancer Foundation's prevention tips but use a sunscreen with a SPF of 30+ and clothing with a UPF rating of 30 or higher. Seek the shade whenever you are out in the sun. Check your skin head-to-toe each month, paying careful attention to any suspicious growths, and make sure you have an annual professional skin checkup.






TYPE 2- You almost always burn and rarely tan in the sun. You are highly susceptible to skin damage as well as cancers like basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. You are also at high risk for melanoma, the deadliest type of skin cancer. Generally follow The Skin Cancer Foundation's prevention tips but also consider using a sunscreen with a SPF of 30+ and clothing with a UPF rating of 30 or higher. Seek the shade whenever you are out in the sun. Check your skin head-to-toe each month, paying careful attention to any suspicious growths, and make sure you have an annual professional skin checkup.






TYPE 3- You sometimes burn and sometimes tan in the sun. You are susceptible to skin damage as well as cancers like basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. You are also at risk for melanoma, the deadliest type of skin cancer. Be sure to apply a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15 every day, wear sun-protective clothing, and seek the shade between 10 AM and 4 PM, when the sun is strongest. Check your skin head-to-toe each month, paying careful attention to any suspicious growths, and make sure you have an annual professional skin checkup.




    




TYPE 4- You tend to tan easily and are less likely to burn. But you are still at risk; use sunscreen with an SPF of 15+ outside and seek the shade between 10 AM and 4 PM. Follow all other Prevention Tips from The Skin Cancer Foundation as well. Check your skin head-to-toe each month, paying careful attention to any suspicious growths, and make sure you have an annual professional skin checkup.  








TYPE 5- You tan easily and rarely burn, but you are still at risk. Use sunscreen with an SPF of 15+ and seek the shade between 10 AM and 4 PM. Acral lentiginous melanoma, a very virulent form of the disease, is more common among darker-skinned people. These melanomas tend to appear on parts of the body not often exposed to the sun, and often remain undetected until after the cancer has spread. Check your skin head-to-toe each month, paying careful attention to any suspicious growths, and make sure you have an annual professional skin checkup. Keep an eye out for any suspicious growths, especially on the palms, soles of the feet and mucous membranes.





TYPE 6- Although you do not burn, dark-skinned people are still at risk for skin cancers, and should wear sunscreen with a SPF of 15+ and seek the shade between 10 AM and 4 PMAcral lentiginous melanoma, a very virulent form of the disease, is more common among darker-skinned people. These melanomas tend to appear on parts of the body not often exposed to the sun, and often remain undetected until after the cancer has spread. Check your skin head-to-toe each month, paying careful attention to any suspicious growths, and make sure you have an annual professional skin checkup. Keep an eye out for any suspicious growths, especially on the palms, soles of the feet and mucous membranes.




Source From http://www.skincancer.org/prevention/are-you-at-risk/skin-types-and-at-risk-groups#panel1-6

Monday, April 7, 2014

Why do we get sunburn?

Some people tan while some people never tan, but get burnt when they are out in the sun. It depends upon the amount of melanin in the skin. The more the melanin, the darker the skin. Those who don't have the defense of melanin, suffer burning of skin when exposed to sun. Melanin protects skin from the UV radiation by protecting the skin cells. Therefore the sunrays damage skin that has a tendency of getting burnt. Repeated severe burns is not a good thing for your skin. Excess sun exposure is the # one cause of premature aging and may cause skin cancers. Here is how the skin burns in the sun and what you can do to protect the skin.


Sunburn - Symptoms
Sunburn or in medical terms...photodermatitis, is your skin's allergic reaction to overexposure to the sun. It does not appear immediately after exposure. It may be some hours after which the skin becomes red and painful. Sun burnt area may also suffer from swelling. Some blisters may form and fever may be present. The effect of sunburn is worst after about 6 hours of exposure.

Sunburn- Causes
In people, the difference in skin color and the color of eyes largely depends upon the geographical area. Those who live near the equator have the darkest skin color and those staying near the poles have the lightest skin color. The division of skintypes based on how it will react to sun is known as the Fitzpatrick skin type, or phototype of the skin.


There are 6 skintypes- first three types of skin have more tendencies to burn than to tan. The first type will never tan but burn when exposed to sun. Similarly the last type - type six will never burn but always tan. Those who have skin types from one to three face the highest danger of sunburn. Sunburn may be as bad as a second-degree burn and severe extensive sunburn may also cause death.

Sunburn- Damage
Sunburn releases toxins in the skin and repeated sunburns accelerate the skin aging. Sunspots may form, wrinkles may appear sooner and aging is much faster. Along with aging, the probability of getting skin cancer also increases. It is therefore important that you protect yourself from sunburns.
Sunburn- Treatment And Prevention
If the sunburn is minor, you may get relief by taking painkillers, taking cold baths, applying cooling Aloe Vera lotions and using moisturizers. You should consult a doctor if blisters appear or if you get fever.
Sunburn or Sun Posoning? 
Symptoms of sun poisoning tend to include nausea, fever, headache, and dizziness and may also be accompanied by fluid loss and electrolyte imbalance. If the burn is more painful or you exhibit any of the systemic symptoms listed above, step up your efforts to cool down and hydrate. Drink plenty of fluids and take a bath in cool (not cold) water. Pat skin dry-don't rub-and stay in a cool environment until your symptoms ease. At any point, if you suffer from extreme pain or vomiting or if your fever grows too hot (over 104 degrees Fahrenheit), head to an emergency room. In more serious cases, a doctor can prescribe an oral steroid to reduce inflammation or administer IV fluids to restore hydration.

Another possible reason for the reaction is polymorphous light eruption (PLE), a UV-sensitive rash that results in blisters or hives. Although PLE causes similar symptoms to sun poisoning, PLE can occur without sunburn. This condition usually affects people who live in the northern hemisphere and is most common in spring or early summer. Skin sensitivity caused by PLE usually fades by itself within 10 days. In order to ease the symptoms, you can treat the blisters the same way you would treat a sunburn.

Treating these uncomfortable symptoms is just one step. It's easier to prevent any kind of sun-related reaction by taking care to cover up, wear liberal amounts of sunscreen, and avoid medications that have been shown to cause an increase in photosensitivity. Taking oral contraceptives, tetracycline antibiotics, certain anti-depressants and acne medications, and St. John's Wort can all increase the occurrence of photosensitivity. In addition, some pre-existing medical conditions such as lupus or vitiligo can increase the risk of sun sensitivity. If any of these risk factors apply to you, make sure you practice safe sun habits. Avoid tanning beds, stay in the shade between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., and use a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30.

This article is only for informative purposes. This article is not intended to be a medical advise and it is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor for your medical concerns. Please follow any tip given in this article only after consulting your doctor. The author is not liable for any outcome or damage resulting from information obtained from this article. Source:http://www.articletrader.com/

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Join me for this years Ultimate Blog Party!


Ocean Mist Bath Gift SetHi Everyone, we are participating in this year's Ultimate Blog Party! I hope you join us! My name is Anna Pietrocola and I am the founder of SpaGlo® Beauty a Naturally Based, Eco-friendly skin care and cosmetic line of products. We carry a complete line of skin care with products from acne control to anti-aging and everything in between. We also offer an all natural line of mineral makeup. All our products are spa quality formulas and have no parabens, formaldehyde, toluene or phthalates and are packaged in recyclable & compostable plastics and paper. Our mission is to provide high quality, eco-friendly spa products at affordable prices.

I am the mom of a wonderful high functioning autistic child and I started my business after being laid off from working for a Health & Beauty company for 16 years. I have always loved cosmetics and skin care and it has always been my dream to develop my own brand, so when I was laid off, I found it was the perfect opportunity to give it a shot and it also gave me the flexibility to be around more for my son. It has not been easy but I have stuck with it and trying to expand.


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