Sun Exposure and What You Can Do About It

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Sun-ExposureMost of the developed world is aware of the importance of sunscreen. Various studies have been conducted on the positive impact of sunscreen and the potential damage that can be done by overexposure to the sun. However, many people are still not aware of the importance of post sun-exposure products. There are many products available that are intended to be used after lengthy sun exposure that are designed to heal and protect your skin before the sun’s damage can establish itself.

For years, I was searching for the perfect regimen and was continually frustrated with how complicated most skin care product lines were. Out of my frustration, I decided to develop my own skincare line. I researched what my patient’s were looking for in their skincare and created BioBalance Skincare to meet their exact needs.

With my skincare line, I try to address the issues of overexposure to the sun, which many women suffer from regularly. The main problem with sun exposure is the radiation that penetrates the skin and breaks up the linking proteins and collagen that enable our skin to look young and smooth. Due to this deterioration, our skin can become damaged and wrinkled, which, frankly, makes us look old.

The damage that the sun’s radiation creates is the same as a very mild burn. So, treatment of the skin after sun exposure is an understandable approach. It’s it same as if you were to burn your finger on a stove or a curling iron. Treating the burn immediately will help to reduce scarring or wrinkling, as well as help it to heal faster. For this reason, I developed BioBalance Vitamin C Serum with Green Tea. This serum, when applied to the skin after sun exposure, will relink those dissipated proteins in the skin and will accelerate your skin’s recovery. The result will be a nice sun tan instead of an unsightly burn.

But, the healing doesn’t stop there. I’ve developed the BioBalance Skincare line so that each product will interact flawlessly with the others in order to result in the most complete and holistic healing and skin-preservation. After applying the Vitamin C Serum, BioBalance’s Botanical Hydrating Gel can then hold in the skin’s moisture and provide protection from further damage as the skin heals. Our Botanical Hydrating Gel uses natural herbs, oils, and aloe to help the skin heal  quickly. It can be used on every part of your body or face, and its cooling effect will alleviate the burning discomfort of recently-overexposed skin.

I’m not a fan of sunscreens that contain dangerous chemicals such as PABA, which acts as a carcinogen while changing cells and accelerating skin damage. Women are encouraged to avoid these types of products, especially when nursing, pregnant, or trying to become pregnant. Healthy and safe sunscreens are ones that contain natural sunblocks, zinc and/or coconut oil. Heliotrope is also safe and effective. While some unprotected sun exposure is healthy (the sun is a great source of vital Vitamin D), we must be careful with how much we are getting on a daily basis.

Believe it or not, our skin actually changes its consistency with the seasons. During the summer months, someone with dry skin should change her products to those specifically made for people with a normal skin type. Those with a normal skin type should switch to use products for oily skin types. Changing your skin care products to coincide with the time of year is a great idea to help your skin. “Summerize” your previous products by tightening their lids and keeping them in a cool, dry place, ready for fall and winter.

Our BioBalance skincare line is custom made for four different types of skin:  Dry, Normal, Oily and Problematic, and All Skin Types. This distinction is aimed at helping you easily choose the correct product for your specific skin type.