Sun blocking tips
A special by our Content Manager

aging and the sun: Remember that sun damage is cumulative. The older you get, the slower your healing process, because your immune system starts slacking off and can't respond as vigorously to a sunburn as it use to. Incidental sun exposure contributes to a majority of the damaged skin that recurs in a lifetime; Block rays with daily sun protection. Wear sun block, try oil-free daily Face Protector. 

blotchiness: Often caused by sun exposure. Prevent with daily sunscreen of at least SPF 15, and regular exfoliation (e.g., clarifying lotion, grainy scrubs, turnaround cream). To conceal: Foundation and loose powder unify most skin tones. A slightly shimmered powder can seemingly polish away unevenness. 

broken capillaries/spider veins: These are tiny dilated blood vessels or capillaries, usually on face or legs. Aggravated by sun, wind, spicy foods, alcoholic drinks, temperature extremes. Protect with sun block SPF 15. To minimize discolouration on the legs, try self-tanning. Continuous coverage will hide imperfections on the face. 

children's sun care:
Babies under 6 months: No sun or sun block, period. 
Infants need sunhats, shirts and plenty of shade.
In the car: Baby wears a wide-brimmed hat. 
In the stroller: Cover hood (or umbrellas) with towel. 
6 months to 2 years: Limit protected sun exposure to (at most) a half-hour daily. In the sun: Use a creamy, fragrance free sun block SPF 30, especially between 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 
At the beach: Go with Sun Block SPF 25. 
For summer camp, carry portable Lip Block to touch up on lips, nose, and ears. 

golfing: Walking the course or breaking par, grab a hat with a 3-inch brim to shade cheeks, ears, neck from sun. 
Guys: Don't forget the sun block. 
Girls: Top your oil-free Sun block SPF 15 with a dusting of Blended Face Powder for a shineless finish. 

overcast skies: Watch out: Haze and clouds don't block damaging, UV rays. So always wear UV protecting sunglasses, and make sure your sunscreen stays put. 

skiing/climbing: Skiers, climbers--beware: High altitudes mean thinner air, less atmospheric protection, and sun reflected by snow. Serious sun care is needed, even when in the clouds.
Our advice: Sun Block SPF 30 applied frequently helps to avoid sunburns and sun damage. Also, coat skin with Weather Everything to shield against windburn, chaffing and glare. 

summer clothing tips: Dressing light? Apply sunscreen under sheer clothing. For skin, high heat and arid conditions mean increased oil production, decreased moisture. Beat heat with oil-free Moisture Surge Treatment Formula. 

sunburn: Never exfoliate a sunburn when it's in the red, sore, tender stage. Wait until all redness is gone before resuming exfoliation. If you're using a prescription skin-peeling drug for acne or sun damage, ask your doctor if additional exfoliation is appropriate. Slather with Aloe Body Balm to hydrate and moisturize sunburned skin. 

sunscreen application: Sun smarts: Start each season using a sun block with the highest appropriate SPF level. Shift to lower gear after several days. Slather on your sunscreen 30 minutes before sunning. For lips, protect and add shine and colour with Glosswear and Brush SPF 8. 

swimming, scuba, wind surfing: Even submerged in water, the sun's UV rays can get you. Your waterproof solution: Easy-to-use spray-on Oil-Free Sun Block SPF 15. Reapply frequently, and after every towel-drying. To protect skin from salt, add a thin layer of SPF 15. 

walking around protection: Dermatologists stress the need to wear a high SPF sunscreen every daylight hour, as incidental sun exposure (tanning without trying) is the chief cause of skin aging and skin damage. Sun Block SPF 15 is skin's everyday necessity. Wear alone or under makeup.