Protect With Sunscreen

Protect With Sunscreen

The most essential skincare product is not your night cream but the sunscreen, which agreed by most of the dermatologists. Sunscreen is of utmost importance as part of your year-round skin care regimen. Apply sunscreen everyday can help to prevent the dehydration and the formation of lines and wrinkles, and prevent pigmentation and ageing from sun damage over time. More importantly, it can help to prevent some skin cancers which is related to over sun exposure. For better protection, the skin experts recommend using at least SPF 30 sunscreen or daytime moisturiser with broad spectrum SPF 30+. 

What’s the best and safest Sunscreen?

There are many different types of sunscreens that you can get over the counter. But how to choose the best and safest one for your skin? The best and safest sunscreen should protect your skin from sun damage while not clogging your pores. There are two types of ingredients usually can be found in the sunscreen.

Chemical ingredients: commonly can be found in the ingredient list, such as oxybenzone and octinoxate. They are absorbed into the skin to counteract the damage from UV lights. The advantage of chemical ingredients are lightweight and very easy to apply on the skin. However, it has higher possibility to irritate and cause reactions if you have very sensitive skin.

Physical ingredients: For example titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, they will sit on top of the skin to deflect or prevent the UV lights from entering your skin. The physical ingredients rarely irritate the skin, but often leave a white or greyish tint on the skin. Also, they won’t clog the pores to cause any acne problems.

The combination of chemical and physical ingredients used in sunscreens is getting popular on the market, as this will protect both UVA and UVB rays and not leaving embarrassing white marks on the skin.

When to apply sunscreen?

Every day is the answer to this question. Even it may be a cloudy day, but there are UV rays around you when the sun rises. It is recommended by many dermatologists to apply sunscreen 30 minutes before the exposure and reapply at least every two hours. About the size of £1 coin of sunscreens is enough for the face and two tablespoons for the body areas. And it should be applied before your makeup such as foundations.

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