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Natural Awakenings Fairfield Cty/Housatonic Valley, CT

Simple Steps for Sun Safety

Jun 28, 2012 12:39PM

Carol Mobilio, Holistic Esthetician, recommends  these steps, recommended by the EPA. Do not burn, which increases one's lifetime risk of skin cancer, especially children. Avoid sun tanning and tanning beds. UV radiation causes skin cancer and wrinkling. Generously apply sunscreen, one ounce, SPF at least 15, providing broad-spectrum protection from both ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) rays, covering exposed skin 15 minutes before exposure. Reapply every two hours, even on cloudy days, and after swimming or sweating. Wear protective clothing. Seek shade when possible; the sun’s UV rays are strongest between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Use extra caution near water, snow and sand, which all reflect the damaging rays of the sun, increasing your chance of sunburn. Check the UV Index for important information to help you plan your outdoor activities in ways that prevent sun overexposure; it is issued daily by the National Weather Service and EPA. Get Vitamin D safely through a diet that includes vitamin supplements and foods fortified with Vitamin D.

Carol Mobilio is a Holistic Esthetician and Electrologist at Westport Therapeutic, specializing in beneficial facial treatments for all skin conditions, and is a Certified Dr. Hauschka Esthetician. Her office is located at 37 Franklin Street, Westport. Ms. Mobilio customizes her treatments with the use of rhythmic, caring touch to support the skin’s natural processes of renewal and radiant beauty. For additional treatment and home care recommendations, call 203. 685.3298.