Oops. I Forgot My Sunscreen . . . GET THE RESCUE!

It happens. We take every precaution to prevent summer sunburn and sun exposure, but despite the many warnings from the skin care specialists that we most trust, we fail.

 

 

 

 

Sometimes, we simply forget the sunscreen, and an afternoon at the pool turns into a night of torture, as if your skin has turned into hot pavement on a 5th of July afternoon. Other times, it is just simple vanity. We remember the “good ole days” when sunbathing and tanning made us look younger and healthier.  No matter that the facts against over exposure to the sun have proven the golden days of yore were wrong, a little inner voice tells us, “Go ahead, get just a bit of a tan for that healthy glow.” And then, the next thing, hours later, we feel that scorching burn and our skin feels like fire.

OK, then what? There is hope. Here are the 5 top remedies for that burn.

  1. Hydrate. Drink as much water as you can.
  2. Take a cool bath to help cool the temperature of your skin. Do not take a shower. The water pressure against the skin is painful and not helpful for damaged skin. If there is no bath, gently sponge your skin with cold water.
  3. Take a pain reliever such as Advil to help reduce the pain. Reducing the pain can help get a better sleep at night.
  4. Use aloe. Directly from the plant offers the best healing, but over-the-counter aloe works magic too.
  5. Master esthetician La Donna McWhorter says, “The best product we sell to repair sunburned skin is “Rescue” by CosMedix.  It is fabulous.  It will basically repair the skin after any trauma.  It is wonderful.”And don’t get burned twice. Once healed, contact Spa LaDonna!  “we offer treatments for hyperpigmentation (brown spots and brown patches) resulting from sun exposure. ”  If you want that glow like the “golden days of yore,” check out jane iredale’s self-tanners like Tantasia for a natural, sun-kissed, “Malibu Barbie” look.

Spa LaDonna’s Summer Skin Care: REMEMBER THE LIPS!

The LIPS! Each summer, millions of us remember to get the sunscreen and to moisturize our face, body and limbs. YET, the same millions take our lips for granted. This common mistake leads to short-range and long-range issues because we fail to adequately protect our lips.

Sun damage to lips can cause a host of problems:

  • Sun intensity decreases the natural collagen found in your lips. Overtime, your nice pouty, “bee stung” lips become thin as time passes.
  • Lack of collagen from over-exposure to the sun causes deep wrinkles on the lips AND around the mouth!
  • In the most severe cases, sun over-exposure can alter how one speaks.
  • Sun causes Actinic cheilitis, marked by cracking and dryness of the lips, as well as the formation of wrinkles.
  • The bright sun is a main cause of cold sores! The sun removes moisture from the lips, causing cracking, providing a path for the herpes virus to enter lips and the mouth.
  • Skin Cancer! According to the Mayo Clinic,

“Ultraviolet (UV) rays are the most important risk factor when it comes to skin cancer — UV rays are associated with 90 percent of all nonmelanoma skin cancers (NMSC) says the Skin Cancer Foundation (SCF). Lips have no melanin, which makes them more susceptible to sun damage cause by UV exposure. Signs of sun damage on the lips develop overtime as a result of excessive sun exposure over the years.”

OKAY! Do we have your attention yet?

Taking care of your lips is fundamental and essential to summer skin care. And, it is relatively easy to do, and inexpensive. First, drink lots of water. Keep your body hydrated for your skin and your lips. Then, invest in a good lip balm. There are many on the market, such as Banana Boat Sport Performance Lip Balm, but these products contain harsh chemicals such as polyethelene, petrolatum, trimethylsiloxyphenyl, isopropyl myristate, to just name a few of over a dozen chemicals.

Esthetician Jaque Hart states, “Lips take alot of abuse. They lack the attention JANE IREDALE LIP DRINK, LIP SUNSCREENand protection that the rest of our summer skin enjoys. Summer time can really take a toll on lips. In fact, lips have almost no melanin, which helps screen out the sun’s harmful rays. As a result, lips rarely tan, but they can easily burn. Be kind to your pout with jane iredale Lip Drink. A translucent lip balm. It is an SPF of 15, UVB/UVA broad spectrum. It combines titanium dioxide, carrot seed oil and avocado oil, for a protective sheild.”

Spa LaDonna recommends Jane Iredale Lip Drink, with organic ingredients like seed oil, lotus flower, green tea leaf extract, coconut alkanes, blackberry fruit extract and lemon peel oil. And, a tube only costs $12.00, and will more than last the entire summer! Studies have found that popular over-the-counter brands exaggerate the SPF as well, but the jane iredale brand labels the correct SPF coverage! And jane iredale‘s products are free from animal testing too!

You can purchase jane iredale at Spa LaDonna at the counter, or order easily online (with free shipping) for delivery to your home or office! You can follow this link to purchase online!

https://www.secure-booker.com/ladonna/ShopOnline/Product/6061753/Lip-Drink-Sheer

 

 

CHOOSING A SUNSCREEN! Making Sense of an Overwhelming Marketplace

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These days, there are an overwhelming number of sunscreens. Choosing the best sunscreen for your skin can be difficult, to say the least. There are several factors to consider when choosing sun protection products. Here are some of the necessary information needed to choose the correct sunscreen for you and your family.

  1. Ultraviolet Rays

First, learning about ultraviolet rays is essential. Ultraviolet rays are damaging to the skin, and are delineated by Ultraviolet A rays (UVA) and Ultraviolet B rays.

  1. UVA Rays

UVA are constant and can penetrate window glass, altitude.. These rays cause wrinkles and penetrate deep into the layers of the skin. UVA rays are 20 TIMES more abundant than UVB rays! These are the rays that cause tanning and sunburn. prematurely age your skin.

  1. UVB Rays

UVB rays, on the other hand, cannot pass through window glass.  These are also the rays that help the body make Vitamin B. UVB rays are manipulated by time of day, season, and altitudes. UVB rays cause damage to the deepest layer of skin. However, according to skincancer.org, “Studies over the past two decades, however, show that UVA damages skin cells called keratinocytes in the basal layer of the epidermis, where most skin cancers occur.

  1. Comparing UVB and UVA

UVB rays can cause skin cancer and damage to the eyes at the deepest level of the skin. UVA tans and/or burns the top layer of the skin. UVA cause premature aging and age spots.

  1. Choosing A Sunscreen

So, when choosing a sunscreen, which to choose? In general, sunscreen is measured by SPF (sun protection factor). SPF 15 will block 93% of the UVB rays, and SPF 30 will block 97% of the UVB rays. SPF 50 will block 98%, but the 1% difference is substantial, particularly for fair skin. Sunscreens that also block UVA rays are marked as “broad-spectrum.” This is essential to remember! If you desire to help eliminate UVA (tanning and burning) and UVB (skin cancer protection) rays, you must choose a product listed as “broad spectrum!”

For more information about preferred brands, or consultation with a Spa LaDonna esthetician regarding your skin type, or how to achieve a safer summer tan, contact Spa LaDonna at:

256.353.3807 or online at SpaLaDonna.com

Spa LaDonna serves the Decatur, Madison, and Huntsville areas.

 

 

Get Beach Ready. Exfoliate and Moisturize!

“Exfoliate & Moisturizer” f0r a great looking, Beach-Ready skin. Combine these wonderful products this summer to get the best looking skin at the beach.

Contact SpaLaDonna! 256.353.3807

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Self Tanner and Bronzer hydrates and gives your skin a natural-looking tan without the damaging effects of the sun. The streak-free formula gradually builds a beautiful tan within three days. Vitamin E nourishes and protects while glycerin keeps the skin soft and radiant.

jane iredale®Magic Mitt220

Quickly and completely remove every trace of makeup without any soap or cleanser. The secret is our knitted micro-fiber cloth that relies only on water and tiny micro-fibers to penetrate oil and grime and wash it away.

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Coxmedix® Purity Clean

Purity Clean is a concentrated, exfoliating cleanser that deep cleans as it resurfaces for softer, healthier-looking skin. Peppermint Essential Oil, Tea Tree Oil and exfoliants provide an exhilarating, detoxifying experience while Lavender and Aloe Vera soothe and support healthier-looking skin. Benefits: Antibacterial. Mildly exfoliating. Unclogs follicles. Antiseptic/antiviral. Supports skin barrier. Collagen stimulating.

Cosmedix® Hydrate+

Cosmedix Hydrate+ is a daily antioxidant moisturizer that hydrates the skin while helping to image1protect it from sun exposure. With an advanced zinc oxide and natural antioxidant formula, Hydrate + provides exceptional UV protection without irritating synthetic chemicals.

Benefits:

  • Natural sun block
  • Protects lipids
  • Protects moisture factor in the skin
  • Antioxidant.

Contact SpaLaDonna for more information and purchase.

Or call 256.353.3807.

FREE SHIPPING with YOUR ONLINE Purchases!

Free Shipping, Spa products, gift certificates, services, holiday gifts, Christmas shopping

Enjoy free and fast shipping with all of your purchases from SPA LaDonna’s online shopping cart. All of the great products are personally selected by master esthetician LaDonna McWhorter. Choose from jane iredale makeup, Cosmedix products, makeup application tools, and much more. Gift certificates also available! Name your own price or choose one of our themed packages. Shopping has never been easier. 100% trusted and guaranteed.

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SPA LaDonna Product Highlights for December

SPA LaDonna is constantly updating our product inventory with the newest and most trusted skincare and makeup products from jane iredale®.  From foundations, bronzers, and lipstick to powder, moisturizers and more, stop by the spa to view our entire line of jane iredale products®. Two of our most talked about products are the Smooth Affair facial primers and brightners and our Play On Lip Crayons.

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Self Tanners for Fall, Winter, and Spring!

5229Getting our glow on in fall, winter and spring can be a drab thought. Lets face it, we want color all year around! It makes us feel good, confident and sexy!

Jane Iredale’s Tantasia self tanner brings everything you have ever wanted in a natural tan. Tantasia builds a gradual, natural looking tan in just three days. Fresh citrus fragrance invigorates your mood, also some of us are sensitive to fragrance and other ingredients. Jane Iredale tests for multipurpose use on face and body.  Tantasia also provides a images-2natural hydration, and best of all it is a streek free formula. Body or face you can get the color you desire.

Spa La Donna has a Jane Iredale retail specialty shop that carries the whole product line, available to you. Come by and check us out! Get Your Glow On!