You have heard the phrase ‘wear sunscreen’ countless times. From your parents telling you to apply at the pool or beach to your doctors telling you to protect your skin as you age, it is no surprise that wearing sunscreen every day is essential to healthy skin. The FDA and every skin care professional in the world recommends that you protect your skin from the effects of the sun each and every day, so we have compiled a list of tips that are important when it comes to sun protection1. If you aren’t sure which products to use to protect your face from the sun, be sure to check out Solvaderm’s line of skin care moisturizers that contain SPF for everyday use.
Avoid Sun Exposure during Peak Hours
You should avoid sun exposure during the sun’s peak hours which is 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. when the sun is at its strongest.
Choose Strong Enough Sunscreen
You want to be sure to choose sunscreen that is SPF 15 or higher but also keeps in mind that anything higher than 50 is not actually clinically proven to be any more effective.
Choose both UVA and UVB Protection
It is important to choose a sunscreen that protects from both UVA and UVB rays. Both are harmful to your skin and while UVA rays are less intense they can penetrate clouds, so sunscreen even on cloudy days is important. UVB rays can cause reddening and burns and both can lead to skin cancer, so it’s important to choose a well-rounded sunscreen.
Be sure to choose the right sunscreen for your family depending on age. Infants and small children should not be exposed to certain ingredients and require sunscreen that has been specifically developed for babies and young skin.
Wear the Right Gear
Wearing certain items can help protect your skin from the sun. The use of hats, sunglasses and certain clothing can add an extra layer of sun protection.
Properly Apply Sunscreen
Sunscreen is incorrectly applied all the time. It should be applied at least 15 minutes before exposure to the sun and also should bere-applied at least every two hours or so. If you are swimming or sweating, you should reapply more often as the sunscreen will wear off in water and sweat.
Getting a little bit of sun every once in a while is important as it helps the body produce Vitamin D which is critical to strong bones and can help you feel better overall however too much sun exposure is not a good thing, so you want to make sure to protect yourself by choosing the right sunscreen for your skin. Solvaderm has a complete line of products designed to protect the skin on your face from the harmful effects of the sun. Dermaxsol is a daily moisturizing cream that contains a broad spectrum SFP of 30 to help protect your skin from the sun while also keeping it looking its best. Be sure to visit their site to learn more about sun protection and Solvaderm.