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#Summer16 is officially here!! With the sizzling heat, most people are enjoying the season at the beach, BBQ at cook-outs, or fun activities at neighborhood parks. While the warm feeling of the sun on your face may bring happiness and comfort, it is very important to preserve your skin from sun damage.

Don’t know the necessary steps. Don’t fret, My Black is Beautiful wants to remind you to be good to your skin and incorporate SPF into your daily morning routine. Here are some quick tips to keep your #Melaninonfleek, always.

Keep Skin as Smooth as Caramel

Too much sun exposure on unprotected skin can contribute to pigmentation issues, such as dark spots, which are attributed to the melanin in African-American skin. Dark spots and uneven skin tones are common occurrences among black women, and can be alleviated by wearing SPF 15 or higher on a daily basis. You can easily fade dark spots and even your skin tone with Olay’s Regenerist Luminous Tone Perfecting Treatment. The Luminous Treatment uses a Skin Brightening Complex that penetrates 10 layers deep into the skin’s surface to accelerate skin cell turnover so that the newer skin is brought to the surface. This lightweight, non-greasy formula will smooth and brighten your skin so you’ll have a beautiful natural glow for the summer!

Save Your Skin and Protect from Cancer

Ok ladies, let’s talk about “Black Don’t Crack!” If you want to stay #ageless through the years, you really must use SPF daily. African-Americans are still at risk for getting sun cancer and unfortunately, melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. 52% of non-Hispanic, black patients receive an initial diagnosis of advanced stage melanoma, and the estimated 5-year melanoma survival rate is only 70 percent.

Did you know…

Melanoma in people of color most often occurs on non-exposed skin with less pigment? Up to 60-75 percent of tumors show up on the palms, soles, mucous membranes and nail regions. It’s important to protect the skin always. In between walks to the store, to your car, or  simply, sitting by windows, you can rack up to 840 minutes per week of unintended sun exposure. Don’t forget, even on a cloudy day – you’re at risk for damage from UV rays, so keep Olay’s Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream with SPF 30 handy for daily protection. The lightweight cream, which includes Vitamins B3 and C, was formulated to protect, nourish, and defend the skin against harmful UV rays while simultaneously hydrating and firming the skin.

Stay #ageless, protect your skin with sunscreen, and exfoliate at least once a week to keep that beautiful skin healthy and luminous all summer long!

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