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The Sunny Side: How to Reduce the Appearance of Sun Damage and Age Spots

By: Louis Silberman
Posted: July 30, 2013, from the August 2013 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.

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If your clients are willing to protect themselves from the dangers of UV radiation, there are tools they can use in addition to wearing a broad-spectrum sun protectant of SPF 30 or higher. For example, did you know that every day the National Weather Service forecasts the UV index for the following day? The UV index shows how much UV radiation reaches the earth’s surface. A UV index reading of two or lower means that there is low danger for the average person, while an index reading of 11+ means there is an extreme risk. To see the full scale, visit the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s website ( to see how this chart may help you to help your clients achieve beautiful, clear, healthy-looking skin for years to come.

Louis+SilbermanLouis Silberman is president and founder of National Laser Institute, one of the largest cosmetic laser and medical esthetic training centers in North America. He is an expert in medical esthetics, a medical spa owner, and a nationally recognized author, marketing speaker and business consultant who can be reached at 800-982-6817 or


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