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Control Corrective Skincare Systems® Answers Common Sunscreen Questions for National Sunscreen Month
Since May is National Sunscreen Month, there’s no better time to start thinking seriously about sun protection. Skin cancer continues to be the most common cancer in the United States, which is why everyday sun care is essential to maintaining skin health.
If health dangers alone don’t demand attention to a regular sunscreen regimen, an appeal to vanity might, as more than 90 percent of the visible changes commonly attributed to skin aging are caused by the sun.
Luckily, professional skincare brand Control Corrective Skincare Systems – which offers a complete sunscreen and sun damage collection – has us covered, not only with sunscreen-by-skin-type protection, but also answers to the most common sun care questions.
Control Corrective’s founder, president and skincare expert Ellen Clark weighs in:
Q: What areas of the body do people most often neglect when it comes to sunscreen?
A: Some of the most common areas of sunscreen neglect are the ears, scalp, lower back, back of the neck and behind the knees. For women, the chest/décolleté is also often missed, as fashion trends such as V-neck or scoop necklines leave plenty of room for exposure. Ever get a flip-flop or sandal tan? Chances are, you’re forgetting your feet, as well, which receive daily exposure in the warmer months – and in some climates, year-round. Many people don’t realize that the back of the hands can show signs of aging well before the face does, so daily sunscreen in the morning, and reapplication after hand-washing, is essential. Finally, don’t forget the lips! Most women everyday apply lip gloss, lip stick or lip balm, but without SPF. Control’s Hydrating Lip Conditioner SPF 15 offers smooth, moisturizing protection for lips, and can even be used on the nose or cheeks in a pinch.
Q: Can you use the same sunscreen on your face as you do on your body?
A: In most cases, yes. You’ll see products specific to body and face in the sunscreen aisle, but this is mainly a marketing tactic. Your skin is your skin, so what protects your ankles will protect your ear lobes and so on.
Q: My skin is sensitive. Do I need a special sunscreen?
A: Sun care is much like skincare in that specific skin issues sometimes require a special formula. If you are extremely sensitive, definitely look for a formula that is fragrance-free. Suffer from sunscreen breakouts? You may want to choose a formula that is free of oils and lipids, such as Control’s Oil Free Sunscreen SPF 30.
Q: What are some general rules in regard to sunscreen application?
A: It sounds extreme, but you aren’t protected just because you apply sunscreen daily. Sunscreen’s effectiveness wanes after two to three hours, so reapplication is essential if you’ll be exposed to the sun for a longer period of time. Even more, sweating, hand-washing and swimming only decrease efficiency. Keep a small bottle in your purse as you would a hand moisturizer so it’s always within reach.
Control Corrective’s sunscreen collection includes Oil Free Sunscreen SPF 30 (for all skin types); Aroma Matte Day Cream SPF 30 (for oil-prone or averse skin); Intensive Skin Lightening Cream SPF 30 (for all skin types); Botanical Soothing Cream SPF 30 (for reddened, inflamed or rosacea-prone skin); and Hydrating Lip Conditioner SPF 15, all available at www.ControlCorrective.com.
Control Corrective Skincare Systems puts the power of beautiful skin into your hands. A clinical-based skincare brand since 1997, Control Corrective Skincare Systems offers comprehensive, collection-based skincare for both the professional seeking to offer superior professional solutions or the consumer looking for a user-friendly home care regimen. Available at finer salons and spas nationwide, the line offers a full range of skin care products that utilize the highest quality ingredients along with natural extracts, vitamins and essential oils. Products are available through skincare professionals nationwide, or by contacting the company at (866) 290-4290; firstname.lastname@example.org