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  • Tiffanie Verile

Southern California summer is here! Triple digits will become a daily occurrence for most of the Inland Empire and Lake Elsinore is no exception. Add the upcoming 4th of July celebrations and we have a recipe for fun… and sunburns. NO ONE enjoys a sunburn! Well, ok, maybe that’s an overgeneralization, I despise having a sunburn. I actively seek out sunscreen, a big hat, or a nice umbrella to protect myself from harmful UVA and UVB rays.

I thought I would take some time to breakdown who should be wearing sunscreen, what type of sunscreen is best, and what you can look for when you shop for sunscreen.

Who should wear sunscreen?

EVERYONE! I said what I said.

You and everyone else should be wearing sunscreen, because anyone can get skin cancer. There are two main types of skin cancers: Melanoma and Nonmelanoma. Within that, about 90% of non-melanoma and 85% of melanoma cancers are associated with UV radiation exposure from the sun. The sun’s UV rays can damage unprotected skin in as little as 15 minutes.

What type of Sunscreen is best?

When shopping for a sunscreen it is important to know what you are buying and why.

You might see sunscreens that have a high SPF (Sun Protection Factor) number but it may not contain the ingredients necessary to protect your skin from UVA rays. I recommend using products that are labeled as Broad Spectrum Sunscreen, this will protect you from harmful UVA and UVB rays. Broad Spectrum Sunscreens typically contain a physical block or protection, such as zinc oxide or titanium oxide. Whereas, a sunscreen that is not broad spectrum will help you to absorb the suns rays but doesn’t not create a block. Both chemical and mineral sunscreens are considered effective by the FDA.

How often do you need sunscreen?

Nothing lasts forever. This applies to sunscreen (you see what I did there). You should be applying sunscreen every two hours. This is especially important when you are in and out of the pool or if you are participating in getting your sweat on. I find it helpful to set a timer on my phone as a gentle reminder to reapply.

As many of you already know, I carry sunscreen in stock at Perfect Touch Massage and Esthetics. I can also provide you with recommendations for sunscreens to grab at your local convenience store. I also have some tips and tricks for your skin, just in case you do get a sunburn. Feel free to ask below for any recommendations.

So grab your cooler, your hat, and your sunscreen and enjoy your summer - Sunburn Free.

Take care of yourself.

Tiffanie V.

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  • Tiffanie Verile

This Blog feels long overdue. After so many years in the Beauty and Wellness industry, I finally decided to put all of the wonderful things I have learned, picked up, or get asked (a lot!) in one place. Hopefully, you find this blog informative, helpful, or entertaining.

So to get things started - I will tell you a little about myself.

About me:

My name is Tiffanie Verile. I am a Certified Massage Therapist for the State of California. I am also a Licensed Esthetician in the State of California. I have 14 years of Massage and Esthetics experience under my belt. Many of my clients can attest, that I love to work on problem areas. I am passionate about helping my clients achieve their wellness/skin care goals. Massage Therapy and the skin care industry are constantly changing and adapting, because of this, I consider myself the forever student. I love being able to bring the newest or the most revolutionary services to my clients to accomplish their goals. Alas, I am not just a MT or Esti. I am a Wife and a Mother of two amazing, creative, hilarious and maybe a little wild, children. As my practice has grown over the years my family has been by my side, helping and encouraging me to grow everyday.

Alright, enough about me - haha! Sharing is hard, talking about myself is even more difficult, so bear with me. Back to the why behind the Blog...

The original idea was to share helpful tips, answer frequently asked questions, and highlight treatment options for all of my wonderful clients. I would love any feedback that you might have, or questions you would like more thoroughly discussed. Please feel free to reach out to myself to make this Blog the best it can possibly be.

In the meantime, take care of yourself!

Tiffanie V.

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