While our calendars in May are packed with Graduations, weddings + special occasions of all sorts, we know that once May is in full swing Summer is right on it’s heels.
We can’t wait for some lazy summer days, longer nights + spending more time outside. Warmer weather, lighter layers, fewer clothes mean more of our skin is exposed to the sun however. And that is something we take seriously.
May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month + every year we run a sunscreen campaign while reminding our clients to get their annual skin check-up with their Doctor, if they have not already done so. as professional skin therapists we would be remiss not doing so.
Every day we are looking at our client’s skin, so we naturally have a heightened awareness about Skin Cancer. Often our clients are concerned with the damage sun has done to their skin ( 90% of the signs of aging are caused by sun damage) + while we are happy to help address those concerns, we are most concerned about the health of their skin.
Supple co-owner + experienced estimated Fiona, has had advanced training through Melanoma Impact + is vigilant with her clients. Being a sun lover herself ( beach = happy place) she fully understands the lure, but as an esthetician she truly understands the risks.
More than once Fiona has seen something suspicious during a facial + has encouraged her client to visit their dermatologist. Clients have come back to thank her after her suspicions were confirmed by their doctor.
I am grateful that I have had the extra training to recognize potential skincare. Knowing that I have helped a client get the care they need feels really good.
We know that there is a greater awareness about the importance of wearing sunscreen, but we often find that people can be a bit haphazard in their habits and only wear it if they are spending the day at the beach or pool. Every day is a sunscreen day! And if you are spending all day outdoors, you need to reapply. Once in the morning is not enough.
Our shelves are stocked with sunscreens + antioxidants so you can have ultimate protection inside + out. SkinCeuticals + Coola are our favorites. We have something for everyone + can help you choose something that won’t break out your skin. Promise!
Most of all we want to urge you to get your annual skin check-up. If you see something different or changing on your skin, please don’t ignore it.
Be good to your skin. You’ll wear it every day for the rest of your life.