So it’s time for a new sunscreen, but which one should I get? There’s the cost effective ones I can grab at the drugstore, but do they really work? Then there's the ones I can invest in, but what makes them special?
The answer is you need a Broad Spectrum Sunscreen.
But what is a broad spectrum sunscreen?
A broad spectrum sunscreens protect from both UVA & UVB rays.
Here is an easy way to remember the difference:
UVB rays are what cause Burns - these rays cause sunburns, aging, & potentially skin cancer
UVA rays are what causes Aging - these rays cause aging & potentially skin cancer
UVA rays make up 90% of UV radiation, are here year-round, & penetrate through the clouds, glass, etc. Applying broad spectrum sunscreen daily is the best way to prevent fine lines, wrinkles, aging, sunburns, etc.
What do the numbers on sunscreen mean?
The number listed on a sunscreen tells you how long it would take the UV rays to redden your skin compared to not wearing sunscreen at all.
For example, if you are applying an SPF 40, it should take 40 times longer to burn compared to if you were not wearing SPF.
If you apply one product daily, it should be a broad spectrum sunscreen!
Which broad spectrum sunscreen should I use?
Still have questions? Come visit me at Salon Society for a complimentary skin consultation or send me a message on Instagram (@Hopeatsalonsociety) & lets figure out what products are right for you!
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