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Juice Beauty Blog – Organic Beauty for Your Body

New Year, New Resolutions: Day 4

January 5, 2012

The resolution for Day 4 of our Beauty Resolutions Giveaway? Wear SPF everyday. (Yes, even during winter AND on cloudy days.) Since this is all about protecting skin from the SUN, tell us in the comments on our Facebook post what your favorite thing is to do to enjoy a sunny day! All comments are entered to win your Juice Beauty SPF product of choice!

Beauty Resolution #4: Wear SPF everyday! We know some of you are former sun worshippers (Karen even admits she was the original ‘beach bunny’ back in the day) but hopefully you’ve changed your sunning ways now that we’re aware of the very scary effects sun exposure can have. And though most of us are good about applying SPF when we’re vacationing somewhere sunny, UV protection is not just for the days you’re out at the beach – it needs to be a daily habit.

If you need further convincing…

1. Sun damage is the leading cause of skin aging (and who wants that?!). Damage from UVA rays causes skin to lose it’s elasticity and form lines and wrinkles. Additionally, sun exposure causes melanin to form as a defense mechanism to protect the skin from UV rays – this is what builds a tan. Pockets of melanin are what you later see as hyperpigmentation and age spots.

2. Melanoma, one of the most deadly forms of cancer,  is the fastest growing cancer both in the United States and worldwide. Approximately 65% of melanomas are attributed to ultraviolet (UV) exposure so skin needs to be protected! Americans now have roughly a 1 in 50 chance of being diagnosed with melanoma at some point in their lives versus the 1 in 1500 chance there was 60 years ago. 

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