Tag: spf

6 Sunscreen Myths – Busted

For many of us in Canada and the United States, summer doesn’t really start until the first week of July when we each celebrate our national holidays: Canada Day on July 1st and Independence Day on July 4th. And whether we live north or south of the 49th parallel, celebrating often means spending a good… Read more »

A Sunscreen Cheat Sheet

Dare we dream that warmer weather is just around the corner? If you’re anything like me, you’re ready to say goodbye to the heavy winter gear and break out the light, breezy clothing that signifies that spring has finally fought off winter. As warmer weather beckons, it’s a good time to bring out our sunscreen… Read more »

5 Humid Weather Skin Care Tips

Whether you’re experiencing endless days of sunshine or the summer that never was, chances are that humidity and higher temperatures are doing a number on your skin.  Just as we turn to heavier, more hydrating products in the fall and winter, the rising mercury also warrants a quick reassessment of your skin’s needs and the… Read more »

Sunscreen 101

It’s official – summer is here! And what better time to refresh your memory on how to read sunscreen labels and decipher some of the common terminology found on the packaging. First up, what exactly does SPF mean? SPF= Sun Protection Factor. This rating system, developed in 1962, measures the length of time a sunscreen… Read more »

How To Choose A Sunscreen

Every year (sometimes daily), we field questions regarding sunscreen selection. The topic is confusing and if you throw in manufacturer claims, slick marketing and the massive array of products to choose from, you’ll know why selecting a sunscreen can often be a daunting task. Studies have repeatedly shown that exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays… Read more »