Glowing Skin: No Sun Required

Back in the ‘80s, a Texas-based cosmetics company called BeautiControl started a bit of a craze.  In living rooms and coffee shops across the nation, big-haired women with pinch-rolled jean-cuffs and over-sized neon earrings could be heard asking, “What season are you?” A woman’s “season” described her skin tone and what colors of [...]

2012-09-18T14:39:56-06:00By |Health, Skin Facts|

Got SPF?

Last week I overheard a woman explaining away her newly coppered skin. Her hand was stretching back her collar, showing off a swimsuit-line the sun had stenciled across her shoulders. “I guess my SPF4 wasn’t strong enough,” she laughed. […]

2012-06-13T16:59:09-06:00By |Skin Facts|

Our Love-Hate Relationship with the Sun

  You want sunshine? You’re in the right state. Colorado has more sunny days each year than even notorious beach blanket meccas like San Diego and Miami Beach. But bragging rights aside, that statistic brings heavy baggage: we also sit among the top three states for melanoma-related deaths.  So, why the heck do we keep [...]

2017-08-16T21:23:43-06:00By |Skin Facts|

What is SPF- Really?!?

The acronym SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor, but there is always a number associated with it. So, what does that mean? That SPF number represents the length of time you can stay in the sun, without burning. For example: SPF 15 A person who would normally start to burn in 10 minutes (without sunscreen) [...]

2017-08-16T21:41:17-06:00By |Beauty Myths|
Go to Top