“Slip! Slop! Slap!…and Wrap!”

“Sun Safety
Catch this phrase – and fewer UV rays

There’s more to sun safety than having sunblock on hand. To help people remember that, the American Cancer Society offers this catch phrase: “Slip! Slop! Slap!…and Wrap!”

Slip on a shirt. If you can cover up, do. This will reduce your UV exposure. Ideally, this means loose-fitting garments made of tightly woven fabrics, preferably with long sleeves and legs. When that’s not practical, at least consider a T-shirt or a wrap. Dark colors generally block more rays.

Slop on sunscreen. Lotions, lip balms, and other sunscreen products help safeguard skin. Choose those with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 15. Some experts recommend SPF 30 or higher. Look for products that protect against both UVA and UVB rays. And, don’t just toss it in your bag. Put plenty on before you head outdoors. Reapply every 2 hours or after sweating or swimming. Check the expiration date on sunscreen – it can become less effective over time. Replace products as needed.

Slap on a hat. Make it wide – brimmed so it shades your face, ears, and neck.

Wrap your eyes in protection. Sunglasses can guard your eyes. A wraparound style can protect the skin, too.

Also, when outdoors, try to stay in the shade. That’s especially wise from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., when UV rays are the strongest. No trees or shelter in sight? Bring your own: Consider a large umbrella or pop-up tent.”

~Healthy Mind Healthy Body Issue 1 2011


About jleesillusions

At age 15, I grew an interest in doing hair and started experimenting with my own and my families'. For my four years of high school I wanted to go to school for cosmetology. Going through depression, I cut my own hair rocking a natural for 6 years, losing my relationship with my hair and the love for doing it. At age 21, I started working for Belk department store in the accessory dept. On the outside looking in, I vowed you would never catch me working in cosmetics. Makeup, yea rite that's not me; but the more I visited the dept I grew a profound interest. With my skincare regimen being purpose soap and cocoa butter and a chapstick wearer; I got the opportunity in 2002 working for Fashion Fair Cosmetics. After working a year there, I moved to the Estee Lauder Cosmetic Counter where I worked for 5 years as a beauty advisor earning top performer every year even out selling the manager of the counter. I am now branching out on my own as a Makeup Artist specializing in makeovers for proms, weddings, photoshoots, class reunions, or any other special events. I have even had the experience in making up the decease. My goal is to make this my lifetime profession specializing in makeovers, facials, brows, lashes, manicures, and pedicures after going to school and gettin my esthetician and nail technician license. To book me contact me via email @ jleesillusions@gmail.com A portfolio with pictures is provided via facebook.com/jleesillusionsmua facebook.com/jtweetylee or myspace.com/jaylee05 Prices provided via the note labeled Need a Makeup Artist Thanks 4 the Support!!!

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