Biltmore Village,  Asheville NC        |         6 All Souls Crescent         |          828 . 785 . 5599

  • katinamturner

it's still summer

Hi. Happy August 1st..still summer & summer or not we still need to be protecting our skin from the sun. yes everyday. no not just in your makeup. no not just on the beach or when you're playing tennis.'s easy, just read what I wrote for the The Scout Guide!

Did you know that applying sunscreen is one of the most important steps in your skin care regime? With so many sunscreen choices these days it’s easy to get overwhelmed. We asked Katina Turner of TURNER & help us sort out what we should be looking for when shopping for a sunscreen. Look For Broad Spectrum UVA , UVB & IRA rays. UVA rays are the aging rays & UVB rays are the burning rays and IRA are infrared rays and they penetrate deeper into the skin causing inflammation. Look For Zinc Oxide or Titanium Oxide but make sure it doesn’t have Oxybenzone, a chemical that irritates skin, disrupts hormones and damages coral reefs.Choose SPF 30 or above. Anything above SPF50 is useless. SPF 30 will protect you from about 97% of the UVB rays, SPF 50 will protect you from about 98% UVB rays. The FDA no longer allows sunscreens to claim an SPF of higher than 50 as it gives consumers a false sense of security. Anything higher than SPF 50 will only protect from 98.5-99% of the UVB rays and exposes skin to higher concentrations of chemicals than necessary. Use sunscreen meant for body on your body sunscreen meant for face on your face. The skin on your face is much more sensitive to irritation so face formulas have been tested to cause less irritation & not trigger acne. Bottom line, apply sunscreen every day every season and don’t forget to reapply!

See it's simple dahling!