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23
04.2015

Comparison of sun damaged skin and baby skin

DID YOU KNOW…that 80-85% of skin aging is caused by exposure to the sun?

UV rays reach the skin in 2 different forms- UVA and UVB rays. UVA rays are also known as ‘aging rays’ and contribute up to 95% of the sun’s UV radiation. They reach deep into the dermis layer of the skin, weakening collagen and elastin fibers which causes wrinkles and sagging tissue. UVB rays are known as the ‘burning rays’. They have a shorter wavelength than UVA rays, however they are stronger and more damaging to the skin. It is the UVB rays that cause our skin to tan, but also burn, age, and in some cases, melanoma (the most dangerous forms of skin cancer).

Sun protection does more than protect the skin- it defends cells from radiation, cell death, tissue breakdown, and aging. JCI Body Spa Esthetics students always recommend full-spectrum sunscreens to protect the skin from both UVA & UVB exposure.

JCI’s Nail + Body Spa proudly carries the Di Morelli line of skin care products and strongly recommends the Di Morelli SPF 45 for full sun protection.

Di Morelli Skin Care Products were created by local Vancouver physician Dr. R.W. Morrell (B.Sc. (Biochemistry), M.D., S.M.D., FCFP) for in-house skin care treatments on his patients at the Medical Rejuvenation Centre, which specializes in non-surgical medical aesthetics. 100% Canadian developed, manufactured and warehoused, since 2007 Di Morelli has enjoyed a 95%+ satisfaction rate amongst clinical patients, based on visible, measurable results.

Blog contributor: Heather Haslam, JCI Body Spa Esthetics Program Director

The goal of JCI’s Body Spa Esthetics program is to provide the most advanced curriculum available while training our students in a realistic spa environment. The required practical experience with actual clients gives our graduates the desired industry advantage.

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