Glam Spa

July 2016 Edition
Published by Glam Spa

Note from Judi

Happy summer! This month is full of barbecues, picnics, and summer relaxation. This summer will be different for our family. We know next month we are going send our oldest off to college in Tampa. We will miss her terribly; however, we know she will soar and do great things.

Graduation Party

I am really starting to understand what it means to slow down and take it all in. I hope this summer you take the time to slow down and smell the roses. Enjoy the articles and have a safe summer! Don't forget your sunscreen and we hope to see you at the spa soon.

I hope you are able to come in and enjoy the great new treatments.)

Look better, feel better, and live better,

Judi Swain

The team @ Glam Spa

Featured Article

July Is UV Safety Month

Couple Sitting on BeachProtecting your skin from weather elements such as heat, cold, and sunlight is something you probably do instinctively. However, many people don’t think about protecting their skin from harmful ultraviolet rays that come from the sun and from indoor tanning bed lamps.

More than 1.2 million new cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each year in the United States due to overexposure to powerful UV rays. But, did you know when your skin is frequently exposed to ultraviolet rays; it can cause many complications other than skin cancer? Age spots, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, and leathery skin are just some of the problems repeated UV exposure can cause.

There are simple steps you can take every day to protect your skin.

Seek Shady Areas: Stay out of the sun during peak sunlight hours, which are from 10 am to 4 pm as noted by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). If you’re unable to find a shady area, try to limit your sun exposure as much as possible or stay indoors.

Wear Protective Clothing: Long sleeved shirts and pants are good ways to cover your skin. It’s very important to protect your head and eyes by wearing wide brimmed hats and sunglasses that are UV-resistant. Remember to protect your skin even on overcast days.

Avoid The Burn: Believe it or not, approximately 2.1 percent of men and women will be diagnosed with melanoma of the skin at some point during their lifetime. This risk increases with each sunburn. By using a broad spectrum sunscreen with a SPF of 15 or higher every time you’re outdoors, you can avoid sunburns and prevent irreversible damage to your skin.

Use Caution Near Reflective Surfaces: Water, sand and large windows can reflect and amplify the sun’s harmful rays, which can increase your risk of sunburn, even when you’re in the shade.

Although summertime is when most people become aware of protecting their skin from harmful UV rays, it’s smart and healthy to practice preventative outdoor skin care year-round. Need more information? Consult with Glam Spa to find out more about UV skin protection.

Be Safe This Summer!

GrillingThis is the time of year when family, loved ones and friends gather together for good times and delicious food to celebrate summer.

Safety Practices When Grilling: Did you know the peak month for fires and injuries caused by improper grilling is July? Enjoy barbecuing your favorite foods safely this summer by observing these safety tips.

  1. Place the grill two feet away or more from the side of your house, pools, decks, low hanging tree branches and any outdoor equipment that has the potential to catch fire quickly.
  2. Make sure children are kept away from gas grills. Blocked tubes, gas leaks, and propane tanks can cause grill fires and explosions without warning.
  3. Charcoal grills can also be a hazard if they’re touched or knocked over. Be sure to supervise children and pets closely around these types of grills.
  4. Never operate your grill in the garage, indoors, or in any enclosed area.

Being proactive and taking the proper precautions on this nationally celebrated holiday will ensure your family’s safety. Happy 4th and beyond!

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