May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month – Here’s Our Top Sunscreen Choices for Protecting Your Skin this Summer

The kickoff to summer is just a couple weeks away, and soon our weekends will be filled with sunny beach days and tropical cocktails poolside. While the month of May customarily marks the first sign of warmer weather, it’s fitting to also be Skin Cancer Awareness Month – an important opportunity to educate and spread awareness about the dangers of unprotected sun exposure. With more than five million cases diagnosed in the U.S. each year, skin cancer is America’s most common cancer – as well as one of the most preventable ones. With skin care being at the forefront of our business and a core foundation for beautiful skin, we cannot stress enough the importance of protecting your skin from harmful UV rays.

As we prepare for a summer of excursions (or relaxations) outdoors, now is the time to think about which sunscreens you’ll be reaching for to protect your skin this summer. From SPF strength to ingredients to look out for, Natural Elegance Beauty MedSpa owner and Physician Assistant Heather Parlett, PA-C breaks it down for you, as well as recommends some of her favorite formulas:

“When looking for a sunscreen, SPF does matter. I recommend at least an SPF 30 or higher for optimal protection against harmful UVA (Ultra Violet Aging) and UVB (Ultra Violet Burning) rays. UVA rays are longer rays that are associated with skin aging, while UVB rays have a shorter wavelength and are associated with causing skin cancers. An SPF 30 blocks 97 percent of harmful rays, while anything beyond that will protect against slightly more rays, but nothing provides 100% protection. Increase protection by sticking to the shade out of direct sunlight, as well as wearing protective hats and clothing.

I recommend sunscreens that offer multiple benefits while protecting against both UVA and UVB rays. Some of my personal favorites are Intellishade sunscreen by Revision for women and Daily Sheer Broad Spectrum SPF 50 by ZO Skin Health for both men and women. Intellishade sunscreen hydrates, brightens, protects and conceals utilizing antioxidants and anti-aging peptides. ZO Daily Sheer sunscreen hydrates while leaving a sheer finish, is water resistant and protects against not only UVA and UVB rays, but further protects against high energy visible light and infrared rays from our indoor lights and electronic devices.

Some ingredients to look for when choosing a good sunscreen are Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide, which provide both UVA and UVB protection. Other active chemical ingredients are Octinoxate and Octisalate, which provide only UVB protection. For sensitive skin types, it may be best to avoid sunscreens with chemicals and stick with pure physical sunscreens utilizing Zinc and Titanium Oxides.”

– Heather Parlett, PA-C, Owner of Natural Elegance Beauty MedSpa.

*Both Intellishade and ZO Daily Sheer Broad Spectrum SPF 50 are available for purchase at Natural Elegance Beauty MedSpa.

May Specials


We’re Celebrating Mom All Month Long with our May Specials!

May is the month to celebrate moms and we have a wide range of treatment package specials that will help mom look and feel as amazing as she is!

From a full-face filler package and individual Botox and filler deals to HydraFacials or a Mommy & Me Facial – there’s a treatment available for every mom to treat herself!  BONUS: these specials are available for pre-purchase, which means mom will have up to four months from purchase date to use!

Not sure what to gift the special mom on your list? Her favorite gift is just one click away with our newly available e-gift cards!

Visit shopnaturalelegancebeauty.com to purchase a Natural Elegance Beauty e-gift card! Once purchased, a unique gift card code will be emailed to you – simply bring this code in store to redeem!

These amazing specials are only available for thru May 31st, so don’t wait – Call us at 909.219.4236 to purchase!

Combatting Dry Winter Skin

Battling dry skin in the winter months is something almost everyone suffers from. Dry skin can make your face look dull and enhance fine lines and wrinkles. Who wants that? The good news is that there are some great products and affordable treatment options available to help conquer dry, dull winter skin.

First, it is important to use good skin care products that can help lightly exfoliate the dead skin cells off your face and help replenish, nourish and hydrate your skin with nutrients, peptides and antioxidants. Some of my favorite products that can offer superior results and truly work at the cellular level is ZO Skin Health products.  Top favorites for the winter are their Hydrating Cleanser, Exfoliating Polish, Daily Power Defense, Hydrating Crème and Growth Factor Serum.  A good home skin care regimen will not only improve your skin’s texture, but will improve the overall quality and health of your skin preventing future damage and pre-mature aging.

Another recommendation to combat dry winter skin is to get regular HydraFacials. This treatment is an excellent method to exfoliate off all the dead skin cells, while also cleansing, extracting and infusing hydrating nutrients, peptides and antioxidants into your skin. This treatment has no downtime and will leave your skin looking absolutely radiant and glowing.

ZO Skin Health products in conjunction with monthly HydraFacials will allow your skin to shed off that dull layer of dead skin cells and will keep your skin looking smooth, youthful and luminous. For any questions regarding these products or treatment options you can visit: www.naturalelegancebeauty.com or call 909-219-4236 to speak with one of our highly trained and experienced skin care professionals.

(Article written by Heather Parlett, A Nationally Certified Physician Assistant with over 17 years of experience in skin care and Aesthetic Medicine. Mrs. Parlett is an expert injector and the owner of Natural Elegance Beauty MedSpa in Redlands, CA).

New Gym Memberships with Emsculpt and Emtone

We’re excited to announce a new way of looking at your workout goals this year with our new Monthly Gym Memberships featuring Emsculpt and Emtone!

If your new year’s resolution is to tighten and tone your body, then this exciting new membership is for YOU!

Emsculpt is the FDA-approved treatment that builds muscle! In fact, each 30 minute session is the equivalent to 20,000 crunches or squats!

Wave goodbye to cellulite with Emtone! The quick and easy treatment utilizes radio frequency to tighten and smooth the skin while also delivering targeted acoustic pressure energy to break up dimpling in the skin.

Learn more about the revolutionary Emsculpt and Emtone treatments by clicking here.

*Must complete a series of 4 treatments to qualify for monthly membership program.

Now offering 30% off treatment packages!

Call us at 909.219.4236 for more details and monthly pricing.