Should I Wear Sunscreen Every Day?
We get it: your first and not-so-fondest memory of sunscreen was being slathered head to toe in the stuff. It was greasy. It was chalky. It smelled like chemicals. Which is why, even though you hear about all its benefits and wearing sunscreen everyday results, you still ask the question: "Should I wear sunscreen every day?" But, sunscreen, just like you, has come a long way, and we're happy to answer all your questions on wearing sunscreen daily and provide insight into how you can add a face moisturizer with SPF into your daily routine to make SPF wear simpler than ever.
What does SPF mean?
SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor. This is a scale that indicates how long a sunscreen will defend against harmful UV rays.
What's the recommended sunscreen SPF?
Sun Protection Factor, SPF, can range in number from 2 to 100+. And, more doesn't always equal better. Most dermatologists recommend an SPF of 30 for everyday sun protection.
What's the broad-spectrum sunscreen mean?
You’re familiar with the letters SPF, but just as important are the words 'broad spectrum'. What does it mean? It means your SPF protects against UVA rays ("aging") and UVB rays ("burning").
Preventing maskne tip 1: Cleanse before and after wearing a mask What's the difference between mineral vs. chemical sunscreens?
The topic of sunscreen may already be confusing, but it can be more overwhelming hearing the words mineral and chemical sunscreens. Understanding what they mean and how they work, however, is crucial to finding the right one to protect your skin. So what is the difference between mineral vs chemical sunscreen? Mineral sunscreens, also known as physical sunscreens, are made of titanium dioxide or zinc oxide and are well-suited for any skin type. Mineral sunscreen works by resting on the surface of the skin to deflect UVA and UVB rays from your skin.
While mineral sunscreens rest on the surface, chemical sunscreens work differently. Chemical sunscreens absorb the UV rays and convert them to heat and release them from your skin. Its active sunscreen ingredients, octinoxate and avobenzone are lightweight, non-chalky, and dermatologist recommended. Both types are effective and will protect your skin from the damaging effects of the sun, it’s a matter of preference.
What type of harmful rays can sunscreen block?
UV light isn't the only light that causes skin damage and visible signs of skin aging. Blue light exposure from excessive screen time can also take its toll on any skin type, which is why skipping sunscreen is never an option. Choose a sunscreen that contains lutein, which enhances skin’s defenses against blue light.
How much SPF should I apply? Think a quarter-size for your face, neck, and chest, and one ounce (the size of a shot glass) for your body. When it comes to the right order to apply skincare products, sunscreen should be your last, and most important step. While applying sunscreen is important, don't forget to reapply sunscreen every 2 hours, especially if you’ve been outdoors, swimming or sweating.
Preventing maskne Should I wear sunscreen every day?
One word: YES! Blue light, UVA and UVB rays are always strong, rain or shine. Sun exposure is so powerful that it can penetrate through clothes and windows. Sunscreens are now so advanced that they wear like your favorite moisturizers and fit any skin type and skin tone like a glove. And, boast benefits for your skin, including oil control, hydration, brightening, antioxidant protection, blue light defense, wrinkle prevention, and fights against dark spots.