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SUN FACTS

Understanding the Types of UV Rays

Although UV (Ultraviolet) rays make up only a fraction of the sun’s total energy output, UV rays can damage your skin by encouraging premature aging, burning, and even skin cancer.  If you want to best protect your skin, it’s important to know specifically what you are defending yourself against. That’s why we wanted to discuss the differences between sun’s UV rays, and how the P.R.E.P.…

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Why Use PREP’s Sunscreen?

Sunscreen should comprise the final step in every woman and girl’s morning skincare routine, regardless of your age, skin type, skin color, or degree of sensitivity to the sun. But the problem is that there are so many sunscreen options available today that it can be really hard to know which one is right for you. Many sunscreens rely on a combination of several different…

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5 Easy Ways to Protect Your Skin This Summer

  Effective sun protection goes far beyond just applying a sunscreen and going about your day. In fact, there are numerous small yet effective ways that we can easily protect our skin from both sun damage and skin cancer.  Here are five very easy ways to protect your skin from the sun all year-long. Use P.R.E.P. SPF 30 Face+Body Lotion. Having a SPF 30  containing…

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Will a Natural Sunscreen for Face Really Work?

Everyone knows to lather up with plenty of sunscreen before hitting the outdoors this summer, right? Right. Except, you may be overlooking a glaring problem with your sunscreen. Most popular sunscreens are actually chock-full of harsh chemicals that can really do some damage to your skin and maybe even to your overall health. The main culprit: a chemical called oxybenzone (more on this later). Okay,…

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What’s in Your Beach Bag: Summer Essentials

With summer just around the corner, we’re betting you’re just itching to get out into the sunshine, hit the pool, or head to the beach. School’s almost out, and you’re ready for a carefree, action-packed summer outside, right? But before you head out, don’t forget to pack a few key summer essentials to keep your skin and eyes protected from all that summer sun. Here…

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UVA + UVB = Sun Rays

People ask us all the time, “What’s the big deal about sunscreen?” Here’s your 5 minute sun smart lesson…read on, this information will save your skin and may help save your life or the life of someone you love! You know when you see older people and their skin looks all leathery and wrinkled and they are covered in brown spots?  Well, that’s because the…

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SKIN is your friend

Let’s talk all about your SKIN. What is your skin’s job? Skin is like a sack that holds everything in its place to protect your body. If we didn’t have skin then our organs, bones and muscles would fall out of us! Not only does it protect our important insides but it also controls our body temperature and gives us feedback on the conditions of the…

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How to soothe and heal your SUNBURN.

  Although I sincerely hope that you are all wearing your sunscreen every day and will never need the information posted here, I think it is important to know what to do in case you (or a friend) ever do get a sunburn. The first symptoms of a sunburn (redness, pain, and swelling of sun-exposed skin) usually appear a few hours after significant exposure to the…

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Chemical vs Physical Sunscreens

There are lots of options when choosing a sunscreen. So how can you know which one is right for you? First, you want to pick a sunscreen that has a SPF value of 30 or greater.  SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor and measures a sunscreen’s ability to protect you from UVB and prevent sunburn.  A SPF 30 will block 97% of the sun’s UVB…

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5 Sun Facts You Want To Know!

  We love the sun as it provides light, heat and energy to make life on earth possible. PREP YOUR SKIN every day, 365 days per year, so you can enjoy the sun on your terms.   5 SUN FACTS YOU NEED TO KNOW: 1. One in Five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. Skin cancer doesn’t just affect old people – melanoma is…

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