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5 Easy Sun Care Tips from R Salon in Puerto Vallarta

July 24, 2014

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - Staying out of the sun probably seems like a no-brainer by now. Even though the sun's harmful ultraviolet light may be damaging in the short term with sunburn that fades, long-term consequences, like permanent cell damage and skin cancer, are irreparable.

Put your health first and protect your skin from the sun, both outdoors and indoors, with these five sun safety tips provided by R Salon.

1. Opt for a sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or greater and are labeled "broad-spectrum UV coverage," which means that it will protect against both UVA & UVB rays.

2. Apply sunscreen at least 30 minutes before going outside. If you're in the sun for an extended period of time, reapply at least every 2 hours. Reapply more often if you are swimming or sweating.

2. The sun is strongest between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Even though it's the middle of the day when most tend to be out and about, try to avoid direct sun exposure during these hours.

3. Select cosmetic products and contact lenses that offer UV protection. Fake a beautiful faux glow with an SPF-protecting shimmer bronzer.

4. Wear sun-protective accessories, such as cute wide-brimmed hats and oversized sunglasses. If the heat is bearable, donning long-sleeved shirts and long pants or skirts in dark fabrics is also advisable.

5. Make it a habit to schedule an annual skin check with your dermatologist. Most skin cancers are highly treatable if caught early on.

R Salon is a full-service salon located off Olas Altas in the Emiliano Zapata neighborhood that offers traditional cut, color and style for hair, as well as massages, manicures and pedicures. Rick Patrick, owner and professional stylist of the salon, also manages a location stateside in Phoenix, Arizona.

Catering to the needs of Puerto Vallarta's most discriminating clientele, r Salon's well trained expert international staff delivers top-notch beauty services that will help you look and feel better than ever before. Conveniently located at Olas Altas #513 B on the South side of Puerto Vallarta, they are open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm. Call (322) 222-7819 or email rsalonPV(at) to reserve your time and let the pampering begin!

Click HERE to learn more about the beauty services offered by r Salon.