Labor Day & Rosacea Awareness

"The incidental exposure you get walking to your car or running errands can be just as damaging to skin over time as a day at the beach".

Hope everyone had a wonderful Labor Day Weekend! As summer is coming to a close, some might think it’s okay to stop putting on sunscreen, but in fact it’s important to put it on year round, especially for those with Rosacea. ‪#‎RosaceaAwareness‬

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Be smart — wear it every day. Apply sunscreen daily year-round, whether it's sunny or cloudy — the incidental exposure you get walking to your car or running errands can be just as damaging to skin over time as a day at the beach. There are also UVA/UVB sunscreens available that are designed for redness-prone skin. These convenient, multi-function products may contain a green tint, so you can protect skin from the sun and help minimize visible redness, too. They also work well as a makeup primer.
For intense sun exposure — a day spent outdoors, at the beach or by the pool — use an ounce of sunscreen (about a shot glass full) to cover the body. Apply it 30 minutes before going outside so it has time to absorb into the skin, and reapply every two hours after swimming or sweating. Ideally, limit your sun exposure, especially between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. when the sun is strongest. And take note: high altitude, snow, water and even eyeglasses can increase the effect of ultraviolet rays, so protect skin throughout the year whenever you're outdoors.

 

For more information visit Rosacea.org