Sunscreen is one of the most important products to have in your skin care arsenal!
Not only does sunscreen protect your skin from UVA/UVB rays that cause various types of skin cancers, it also protects against photoaging that the UV Rays cause - which appears as dark spots, sagging skin and wrinkles. It is vital in the preventative care in the battle against aging. Not all sunscreens are created equal - choose from mineral, cream or water based to find the right one for you and your daily needs!
Selecting a sunscreen that you’re willing to wear daily is the single most important long-term anti-aging and cancer prevention decision you can make. The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), FDA, Skin Cancer Foundation and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) all recommend daily sun protection to prevent the risk of skin cancer and premature aging. The AAD has the strictest requirements with these recommendations when selecting a sunscreen: an SPF 30 or greater, provides broad spectrum protection and is water-resistant.
Almost everyone owns sunscreen but few are willing to wear it every day, much less reapply every 2 hours. While it is important to wear sunscreen every day, most people don’t because they dislike the way it feels, smells, or because it interferes with makeup application. Others believe SPF in their foundation or makeup will provide necessary coverage. While makeup and powders with SPF are great to “touch-up” spots during the day, they can not be trusted to provide uniform protection over the entire face (or body)... there is a scientific explanation (and actually pretty interesting) that for that which we are more than happy to provide in one of our virtual skincare consultations if you aren't certain which SPF is right for you!
Pro Tip: Sunscreen needs to be applied every 80 minutes to be fully effective. It doesn't matter if it's waterproof or regular wear, whether it's sunny or cloudy outside - after approximately 85-90 minutes, the sunscreen loses its efficacy. So it's possible that you may want more than one type of SPF in your arsenal! Here, we apply a water or cream based SPF first thing in the morning or after your treatment in the spa, then we keep the Brush on Block mineral base in our purse and our car to reapply as needed throughout the day.