I am good about taking care of my face, applying SPF even during the cold months of winter. But as the weather gets warmer, I forget about the rest of my body.
There was a time in my life when I baked in the sun for hours, lathering my limbs in baby oil to achieve the maximum tan.
These days, I understand the importance of taking care of my skin. But still there are times I forget.
I think that if I’m not going to the beach, sunscreen isn’t necessary.
Oh…but it is. It really is! And today, as I get ready for Norrin’s baseball, I’ll be sure to lather my limbs with Lubriderm’s Daily Moisture Lotion with Sunscreen.
I’ve been using Lubriderm Moisture Lotions since the beginning of this year and I love it. In the winter months, my apartment gets insanely hot and my skin tends to get dry. What I love about Lubriderm is that it’s creamy without feeling sticky. My skin feels smooth and I am obsessed with Lubriderm’s Shea + Calming Lavender Jasmine. I use it twice a day.
After my first little burn of the spring, I’ve switched things up. In the morning I use the Lubriderm with SPF. I like that it gives me the protection of a sunscreen without feeling thick and greasy. It’s really the best of both worlds for me. And it’s one less thing for me to think about.
As temperatures rise and the sun rays shine this summer, it is important for Latinas to understand the importance of skincare and sun protection. Although Latinas have a higher concentration of melanin (what gives skin its pigment), they are still prone to skin aging and cancer if they do not use protection. LUBRIDERM® Hispanic Board Certified Dermatologist, Dr. Maria Patricia Rivas shares her tips on how to nourish and protect your skin this summer for a flawless, supple appearance.
Keep your skin moisturized. The lotion you select should be determined based on your skin type: normal, dry, sensitive, etc. It is important to use a moisturizing lotion all over the body at least once a day. LUBRIDERM® Daily Moisture Lotion is great for everyday use because it is formulated with vitamin B5 and other skin essential moisturizers to improve the moisture barrier for visibly healthier skin that feels soft and smooth.
If you suffer from dry skin, it is recommended to use a lotion twice a day including once after you shower or bathe. For patients with dryer skin, LUBRIDERM® Advanced Therapy Lotion is a non-greasy, fast-absorbing formula that works to relieve and restore extra dry skin for a healthy-looking appearance.
Apply ‘broad spectrum’ sunscreen daily. Even on cloudy days, UV rays have the ability to reach our skin causing hyperpigmentation and potentially, skin cancer.
The FDA regulations require companies to tell the consumer what type of UV protection a sunscreen offers and what type of rays the sunscreen is capable of protecting against. To be labeled broad spectrum means that the product protects against UVA and UVB rays. The LUBRIDERM® Daily Moisture Lotion with Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 15, for example, has a fast absorbing formula that delivers broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection and long-lasting moisture.
Wear sunscreen when near the water and sand and take protective measures. It is especially important to wear sunscreen when we are near the water and sand because these surfaces reflect the damaging rays of the sun, increasing your chance of sunburn. Besides using sunscreens and lotions, it is recommended to wear protective clothing such as long-sleeved shirts, wide-brimmed hats and sunglasses.