With summer just about here and many days out in the sun, don’t forget to apply sunscreen, even on the cloudiest day. Did you know melanoma is the fastest growing cancer in the U.S.? Not only does sunscreen help provide protection, but it also protects us from wrinkles, dark spots and aging.

    UVA rays penetrate deep into the skin more than UVB, and play a major part in skin aging and wrinkling. UVB rays tend to damage the skin’s epidermal layers causing sunburns. To protect your skin from both kinds of rays, look for a sunscreen of SPF 30 and higher and use a broad-spectrum sunscreen.

    I’ve recently been using Natura Bisse C+C Sun Collection for the body and face and really love the way it feels, smells and protects my skin. Yes, I use a different one from my body than I do for my face, because my face is a bit more sensitive. See why I’m raving about these two below…

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    Natura Bisse C+C Dry Oil Antioxidant Sun Protection Broad Spectrum SPF 30 ($63 3.4 fl. OZ.)

    The first thing I noticed was that it had a great citrus, fresh scent as soon as I applied it onto my skin. This dry oil is very light and doesn’t feel like you’re wearing a bunch of greasy oil. I like the way it leaves your skin glowy and silky, while it provides a deep hydration (and healthy sheen!). Make sure to apply it 30 min. before sun exposure and reapply every 2 hours.

    Contains provitamin D for after sun exposure, carrot oil- that is very rich in betacarotene, vitamins and minerals, powerful UVB and UVA sun filters to prevent damage in the cellular DNA and Vitamin E, F and grape seed oil to protect skin’s protective barrier.

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    Natura Bisse C+C Oil-Free MacroAntioxidant Sun Protection SPF 30 ($60 1 OZ)

    This is more of a lotion based and it goes on very light and absorbs quickly into the skin. Same as the dry oil spray I mentioned above, this has the same refreshing citrus scent. This is the only cosmetic company in the world that incorporates MacroAntioxidants, which provide long-lasting effects and their benefits on the body are more extensive than those by conventional antioxidants. MacroAntioxidants are obtained from the skin of the fruit of oranges and it’s packed with Vitamin E and F to preserve the skin’s protective barrier. Make sure to apply this 30 min. prior the sun exposure and you can wear this alone or under your makeup.

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    Take care of your skin; it’s one of the healthiest ways to promote good health. Wear a wide brim hat, sunglasses, reapply sunscreen every few hours when out in the sun and wear sun-protective clothing. Just recently, we had a friend pass away from melanoma and our grandmother had to get cancerous moles removed from her face of years of being out in the sun. Please take it seriously.

    What are some of your favorite sun products?

    You can find Natura Bisse at the following stores:

    www.naturabisse.com

    Bergdorf Goodman

    Neiman Marcus

    SpaceNK

    Barneys

    Cos Bar

    Have fun in the sun! XX

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