IT’S ALL ABOUT SUNSCREEN
SUNSCREEN IS TO SKINCARE WHAT SALT IS TO COOKING—WITHOUT IT, YOUR SKINCARE REGIMEN WILL ALWAYS BE LACKING SOMETHING. THAT’S BECAUSE THE SUN IS RESPONSIBLE FOR A LENGTHY LIST OF TOP SKIN CONCERNS—IT CAUSES 90% OF WRINKLES, TRIGGERS HYPERPIGMENTATION AND, WITHOUT IT, MELANOMA WOULD BE A VERY RARE DISEASE.
Despite the fact that many of us are spending time indoors, or in direct sunlight for short periods of time, it’s important to remember that sunscreen is actually a year-round, nonnegotiable necessity. Science shows wearing sunscreen everyday is the single most important thing you can do to keep your skin healthy and youthful long-term. And not only does SPF help prevent signs of aging, it also protects you from sunburn, hyperpigmentation, melasma and non-melanoma cancers.
What do those SPF numbers really mean? SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor. As a general rule, the SPF figure is intended to help the wearer determine how long they can stay in the sun before they need to reapply. It doesn’t have much to do with the strength of the product per se. To work out how long your sunscreen will last, simply multiply the amount of time in minutes that it takes you to burn (without any protection) by the SPF on the bottle. For example, if you generally burn after 10 minutes of unprotected sun exposure, a product with an SPF rating of 30 will allow you to stay in the sun for five hours without burning (10 minutes X 30).
Contrary to popular belief, SPF 30 is not twice as protective as SPF 15. Here’s a breakdown of UVB protection as it relates to SPF number:
- SPF 15 = blocks 93% of UVB rays
- SPF 30 = blocks 97% of UVB rays
- SPF 50 = blocks 98% of UVB rays
There are 2 types of sunscreen:
- Mineral Sunscreens (physical):
Mineral sunscreens sit on top of the skin’s surface, acting as a physical blocker by deflecting and scattering UV rays away from the skin like tiny mirrors. Because they block UV rays at the surface level, mineral sunscreens protect against both UVA and UVB rays.
- Chemical Sunscreens (organic):
Chemical sunscreens are absorbed into your skin and sit in the deeper layers. They absorb UV rays and change them into heat, then release the heat from the skin. Since UV rays must penetrate the skin to reach these chemicals,
A good facial SPF product incorporates the sort of things you would expect from your moisturiser, including ingredients with anti-inflammatory and nourishing properties. Daily Face Protect SPF 50 contains peptides, grape stem cells and hyaluronic acid to nourish and restore your skin while the filters protect you. But you need to know how to apply a sunscreen correctly otherwise the is no use.
- Wear on a daily base: Make the sunscreen part of your every day routine.The sun is always present,even on the rainiest days.
- Apply properly: Apply a solid layer of a sunscreen for optimal coverage apply at least 20 minutes before sun exposure.
- Reapply: Every sunscreen wears off, so reapply at least every two hours. This is particularly true when sweating or swimming and with direct sun exposure.
- Don’t skip it: Any sunscreen is better than no sunscreen for protecting your skin from harmful UV rays.
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