Time Has Changed Sun Protection

Time Has Changed Sun Protection

old time sun protection old time sun protectionIn the early 1900’s, men were often at the beach in trousers and wide brimmed straw hats–a far cry from the bathing suits of today. Women would be in long skirts and wrap around bonnets. Showing too much skin or tanning was taboo–people of elite status did not tan–a tan was a sign of performing outdoor manual labor–a far cry from intellectual world of “modern society.” In the late 1920’s suddenly a fashion designer embraced tanned skin as beauty. The designer: Chanel. Fashions showed more and more skin. Two piece bathing suits were created (also pushed by World War II rationing of fabric material). By the 1960’s vast amounts of skin were being exposed in men’s and women’s swim wear. Data shows that up to 90% of body surface area were being exposed in bathing suits. By the late 70’s beautiful models endorsed tanning as a symbol of youth, beauty and wealth. In the mid 80’s indoor tanning centers were opening full of false safety claims. During this time with the ease of travel, tourism to sunny destinations increased. American wealth increased and so did leisure time. Recently, a study out of New York looked into the social and cultural changes that led to increased daily exposure to the sun. Charting mathematically decreasing skin coverage provided by swimsuits and sportswear since the 1930’s, the incidence of melanoma has increased more than 300% in men and 400% in females. Even though science has established a link between melanoma and UV exposure, some still insist that tanned skin looks better, appealing to young ages, particularly females in their 20’s. It is more important than ever to stress the need for sun protection, avoidance, protective clothing, and the use of sunscreens. In fact, here is a list of sunscreens for you and your family: For Kids: Avon Sun+Kids Dissolving Potion SPF 30. It’s blue when applied and disappears when rubbed into the skin. For Females with makeup: Supergoop Defense Refresh Setting Mist SPF 50. A new makeup setting spray solves the problem of reapplying sunscreen when you already have applied makeup. At the beach: Banana Boat SunComfort clear UltraMist Sunscreen 30 and 50+. Water-resistant and formulated to keep sand from sticking to your skin. When sweating or in water: Shiseido Ultimate sun Protection Lotion SPF 50+ Wetforce. Makes sunscreen more effective when in contact with water or sweat. Moisturizing: Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch Ultra Radiance Lotion Sunscreen. The shea butter and mango is moisturizing and has a tropical sent. DAOPM has selected two quality sunscreen products, which can be purchased at the Plymouth Meeting office. Both products offer daily broad-spectrum protection against damaging UVA/UVB rays from the sun. Both products are cosmetically elegant, and liked by both men and women. Of course, always check with your physician about using any product on an infant younger than 6 months of age. Epionce Ultra Shield Lotion SPF 50, 2.5oz/75ml • Anti-oxidant fortified • 80 minutes of water resistance • Micronized (super-refined) Zinc Oxide and broad spectrum Octisalate • Light, sheer, quickly absorbed lotion is compatible with make-up • No whitening as commonly seen with other zinc oxide products • Excellent for post procedure protection NeoCutis Journée SPF 30, 30 ml • Anti-oxidants + Hydration + Skin Revitalization with PSP (Processed Skin Proteins) • Smooths skin texture and evens skin tone without coloring agents • Provides Octinoxate and Zinc Oxide • No whitening as commonly seen with other zinc oxide products • Excellent for post procedure protection and hydration

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