Sun Protection 101

Nov 28, 2021 | Skincare

Clients always want to know: what is the best way to look youthful forever? The truth, is a fact many do not want to hear…


Overexposure to the sun may not only lead to skin cancer but can also contribute to aging, hyper-pigmentation (darkening and uneven sun spots), capillary damage, free-radical damage, and collagen and elastin deterioration (collagen and elastin are the proteins in your skin that make your skin look young and plump).

However, it is summer time, and avoiding the sun is easier said than done! Especially in the High Rockies! Research indicates that for every 1,000 feet of elevation gain, the sun’s UV rays intensify by 8-10 percent because of the thinning atmosphere. That means at the highest elevations of the Colorado Rockies, UV radiation can be more than twice as intense as it would be at sea level.

The best thing you can do to limit your sun exposure is to wear protective clothing as well as apply sunscreen! TIP: You must apply sunscreen 30 minutes before you are exposed as well as reapply every 2 hours you are exposed!

Check out my IG video on sun protection here!