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Tips for Healthy Skin: Your Guide to UV Safety Awareness Month


July is UV Safety Awareness Month, a crucial time as summer brings rising temperatures and sunny days perfect for outdoor activities. It's important to remember the significance of protecting your skin, not just this month, but throughout the year, especially during prolonged sun exposure. 

According to the American Cancer Society, “exposure to UV, either from the sun or other sources, is a major risk factor for skin cancer.” In addition to skin cancer, they note that UV rays can also cause sunburn, premature skin aging, eye problems, and a weakened immune system. 

The World Health Organization (WHO) highlights various factors that can affect a person’s exposure to UV radiation: 

Time of Year and Day:

UV levels peak during midday and summer months, especially around solar noon. 

Latitude and Altitude:

UV levels are higher when closer to the equator and at higher altitudes.  

Cloud Cover:

Clouds generally reduce exposure to UV levels, but light or thin clouds may enhance them. 

Ground Reflection:

Surfaces like snow and sand can reflect UV radiation, increasing exposure. 

Ozone Layer:

Variations in ozone levels affect the amount of UV radiation reaching the Earth's surface. 

To stay informed about your area's sun exposure risks, regularly check the UV Index through daily weather forecasts. 

Tips for UV Safety 

As we highlighted for Memorial Day, here are some essential tips to keep your skin protected: 

Choose and Layer Sunscreen: 

Opt for broad-spectrum SPF 30+ and layer it with other skincare products, even on cloudy days.  

  • Massage Heights Skin Therapist Favorite: Dermalogica Invisible Defense SPF 30! 

Proper Timing and Application:

Apply sunscreen 15 minutes before exposure and reapply every two hours. 

Seek Shade:

Find shade during peak UV hours from 10 am to 4 pm. 

By following these tips, you can enjoy the sunny days while keeping your skin healthy and protected. 

Skin Care with Massage Heights 

At Massage Heights, we believe that healthy skin is an essential component of overall wellness. Our personalized facials are the ultimate way to rejuvenate your skin, providing it with professional cleansing, exfoliation, facial massage, treatment mask and hydration. Incorporating regular skincare treatments into your routine promotes long-term skin health. Whether addressing acne or combating signs of aging, we're dedicated to helping you achieve lasting results. 

Tailored to meet your unique skincare needs and preferences, our custom facial services, combined with the renowned Dermalogica® skincare products, are designed to support your desired skin goals. 

Book Your Appointment Today 

In honor of UV Safety Awareness Month, now is the perfect time to treat yourself to a refreshing facial at Massage Heights. Our skilled Licensed Skin Therapists are here to help you achieve healthy, vibrant skin all year round. Find your Local Retreat and book your appointment today to begin your journey toward revitalizing and protecting your skin. 

Remember, taking care of your skin is not just a summer task, but a year-round commitment. Enjoy sunny days responsibly and keep your skin safe and healthy.