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Secrets of the red carpet
I was recently diagnosed with skin cancer and have to dramatically reduce exposed skin. Any tips for getting through summer in style?
Having been given this same news myself at one time, I know something of what you’re going through. If it’s any consolation, we’re on the leading edge of the trend. No actress in her right mind goes in the sun any more. Not in a town where apparently 60 is the new 30.
You can’t control the sun, but you can control your exposure to it. You can shield your skin and still keep your SPF (Style Protection Factor) high. And look on the bright side; you get to do it with accessories!
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All of the above are accompanied by the caveat that you are wearing a full spectrum sunscreen — one that blocks both UVA and UVB rays. It will say so on the packaging. Put it on before your makeup or use a foundation with a high SPF. And don’t forget to slather up your hands. They, along with your nose, take the brunt of it.
Even if you don’t go into direct sun, wear sunscreen. You get a lot of unnoticed exposure from ambient sun — those are the rays that are bouncing off of things and on to you. Other than having someone walk behind you with an umbrella… wait, that’s not such a bad idea… I can see the outfit now.
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