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Health2Wellness

Mental, Spiritual,
Physical Health & Wellness

Advice for Keeping Hair, Skin and Nails
Healthy During the Summer
By Susan Shelly, Hoffmann Publishing

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s we prepare for the Annual Women2Women Spring Renewal Expo on
April 25, our thoughts turn to recharging after the dreary months of winter.

It's time to take a fresh look at how we're doing
with our health and beauty routines as we
head into the summer months, which, while
welcomed, can be hard on hair, skin and nails.
Skin cancer is the most common cancer
in the United States, affecting one in five
Americans during their lifetimes.
While most of us enjoy being outside, it
is imperative to care for your skin every day,
said Amy Hendrix, a certified registered nurse
practitioner and skin care expert at Reading
Dermatology Center for Healthy Skin and
Elegance Derma Spa in West Lawn.
And, she said, that doesn't mean only
your face, but any skin that will be exposed
to the sun.

Alyce Versagli, owner of Skin Care by
Alyce in Wyomissing, is a nurse with more
than 20 years of experience in the medical
"You need to protect any area of skin that esthetics industry, and agreed with Hendrix
isn't covered with clothing," Hendrix said. on the importance of sunscreen.
"Sometimes people will take care of their
"It's just one of the most important things
faces, but forget about the other areas that
you can do for yourself," Versagli said.
will be exposed."
A problem is that many people intentionally
Particularly important for women are the
tan because they believe it makes them look and
chest, neck, hands and forearms, she said.
feel better. However, Versagli explained, when
your
skin turns tan, it's because skin has been
If you're very sensitive to the sun, consider
damaged
and is attempting to protect itself.
getting sun-protective clothing, which can
block up to 98 percent of UVA/UVB rays.
Be sure to find a brand, like Coolibar, that has
been approved by the Skin Cancer Foundation.
Hendrix often will refer patients to an
outdoor outfitter such as Cabela's in Tilden
Township, which has a large variety of sun-protective clothing.

Once skin is exposed to UV radiation,
it speeds up its production of melanin in
order to protect itself from further damage.
The increase of melanin causes your skin to
darken and results in a tan.
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