The Green Spa’s Guide To Summer Lovin: SPF-style

It’s that time of year where snowflakes and the polar vortex seemed like they never happened. But what comes extra exposure to the sun’s rays is the threat of premature aging and skin cancer. I know to sounds harsh but thousands of people are diagnosed in the US with skin cancer every day. And most people receive the most sun damage in their first 18 years of life. We want you to enjoy the sun safely. In fact, the sun is your most valuable resource for Vitamin D. If you sit in the sun without sunscreen for 10 minutes you receive all the Vitamin D you need for the day and then some.

After those SPF-free ten minutes, being out in the sun isn’t an issue if you use SPF 15-30. Make sure the bottle is labeled ‘broad spectrum’ to protect you from both UVB and UVA rays. Each year buy new sun screen. Despite the printed expiration date, the ingredients that protect you from harmful rays lose their effectiveness over a year. Always spring for a new bottle.

At the Green Spa we run a one-on-one Summer Lovin’ SPF Clinic where an expert gives you advice on what sunscreens to use and how you can maintain great skin at any age. We also carry our favorite and most effective SPF’s from Eminence, La Bella Donna, and Jane Iredale. Here why we think you’ll love them:

This 2-in-1 powder and sun screen from Eminence should be your summer jam! We sell a variety of colors at the spa and can match your skin tone. It’s one of our faves because it’s non-greasy like lotion and gives your skin a matte finish.



Another SPF/ powder combo  we carry at the spa is La Bella Donna, mineral make-up. Also SPF 30, it comes in a variety of colors and a great easy-to-apply tube. Stop by and try the two out. We’d love to hear which one you prefer and why.



Jane Iredale’s  Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream covers, conceals and illuminates the skin for a flawless glow. Aloe leaf calms irritation while sunflower seed oil moisturizes to keep the skin soft.


This all-organic sunblock from Eminence not only protects but has an ample amount of shea butter that soothes the skin. Its sweet smell will sure have you reapplying!


Which sunscreens work for you?

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