3 Updates on What We Know About Sunscreen

Updates to SPF Formula

The best aging secret isn’t a miraculous product worth hundreds of dollars. If you spend any time in the sun (yes, that means even 10 minutes), the number-one thing you can do to prevent age spots, wrinkles, and discoloration is to protect your skin with SPF. Here at The Village Spa located in Carmel, we share the most recent advancements in SPF that provide you with ample protection from the sun.

1) UVA vs. UVB Protection

In the late ’80s, almost all of the research concerning sunscreens was devoted to UVB protection. Even though UVB is the primary burning ray, UVA is now recognized as the primary contributor to aging the dermis. Even on the market today, Sun Protection Factor (SPF) only shows the rating for how much UVB is screened, but not UVA. Even if a product claims UVA protection, there is no regulation for actually testing how much UVA is absorbed. We recommend using a higher value SPF in the 30-50 range to screen some of the ultraviolet rays in the lower UVA spectrum.

2) Won’t Help a Visible Burn

You need to reapply sunscreen every two hours in addition to reapplying after swimming or sweating. However, a common misconception is that if the skin shows sign of redness, you need to lather on more SPF to prevent additional burning. With the skin already desensitized to the sun, the small amount of UV protection that the sunscreen can’t stop will continue to burn the skin. If your skin is turning red, get out of direct sunlight immediately.

3) No Such Thing as Sunblock

Previously, the FDA said that products that provided a minimum of SPF 12 could be marketed as sunblocks. In 1999, the term sunblock was ruled as not an honest way to describe SPF. An SPF 15 protects 93% of UV rays, SPF 30 provides 97% protection, and SPF 50 covers 98%. From there, the percent difference between an SPF 50 and higher ratings is so small that full protection is unattainable. You cannot protect your skin from 100% of UV rays, so actual “sunblock” is a false claim.

Need professional skin-care advice from a professional? The staff at The Village Spa can address your skin concerns and discuss any of our facials we offer in Carmel, IN. Call us today at (317) 853-6350, or book online now!

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Introducing Skin Script at The Village Spa

Skin Script Products in Carmel

Offering a luxury spa experience means that each facet of your visit affords pampering and rejuvenation. At The Village Spa in the heart of The Village of WestClay in Carmel, we are dedicated to offering our customers the ultimate spa experience using the best products for superior results. In addition to using Image Skincare professional skin care line, we are excited to announce our new skin care line called Skin Script RX!

Skin Script RX: Professional Skincare Products

Achieve the Ultimate in Skin Care Perfection with Professional Products from Skin Script RXIntegrity & Intention
Skin Script RX is a skin care line that was created by an aesthetician for use by aestheticians. Our passions and professions are dedicated to understanding skin and skin care treatments to give our clients the best experience with gentle and effective products. The makers of Skin Script RX value quality and integrity in the making, testing, and manufacturing of their products. Their love of humans and animals alike means there is no animal testing in the creation of these products.

Quality Ingredients

We are so passionate about Skin Script RX because of its natural, paraben-free products specially formulated for gentle, effective treatment of all skin types and ethnicities. Manufactured in the United States means there is close control over the formulation of this product.

Effective Results

The Skin Script RX product line is specially designed for anti-aging, hyperpigmentation, melasma, sun damage, teen and adult acne, and rosacea. The natural ingredients with antioxidant and exfoliating effects transform the skin for natural brightness and results. Each client receives a customized treatment with active ingredients including retinols, glycolics, lactics, salicylics, and natural lighteners specifically combined to bring out the best in your skin.

Featuring the best in professional-grade products, we are proud to offer our clients facials, nails, massages, and microblading services, and we provide the best in luxury and comfort to achieve a healthy complexion. Contact The Village Spa at (317) 853-6350 to book your spa treatment today!

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Professional vs. Over-the-Counter Skin Care Products

Professional Skin Care Products Carmel

The old adage says it best: you get what you pay for.  When it comes to skin care products, professionals agree that this holds true. The sea of over-the-counter products at the drugstore is overwhelming to shoppers. Save precious time by skipping the checkout lines at the store, and come to the skin care experts at The Village Spa in the Village of WestClay in Carmel. Skin care and luxury are our expertise, and it shows in our professional-grade products.

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3 Skincare Tips for the Summer

Beautiful Skin Care Results in Carmel

As experts in the esthetics and beauty industry, the professionals at The Village Spa know that skin is affected differently by the season. As we hit the halfway point of summer, we wanted to share our best skin-care tips for maintaining smooth, hydrated skin throughout the humid weather in Carmel, Indiana.

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