Love the sun, but hate the sun damage? Us too! That is why we are so in love with quality sunscreens. No matter the weather, wearing sunscreen on a daily basis is one of the easiest ways to keep your skin healthy, prevent skin cancer and sunburns, and even slow down signs of premature aging. You may be wondering… what kind of sunscreen is best? What is an ideal sunscreen for face and body protection? How can you make the right choice? Read on to learn about the various types of sun damage, how too much sun exposure can cause early signs of aging and most importantly, what you can do about it.
WHY DO YOU NEED QUALITY SUNSCREEN FOR FACE AND BODY PROTECTION?
Your skin is sensitive. Ultraviolet radiation from the sun causes free radical damage along with pollution, smoke, and harsh weather. Once healthy cells are damaged, the overall structure of your skin is disrupted. Over time, free radicals can lead to brown spots, wrinkles, fine lines, loose skin and irritation.
LET’S TALK ABOUT THE DANGERS OF SUN EXPOSURE
Did you know that sun damage is responsible for an estimated 90% of premature aging? Seriously! There are two main types of sun exposure: UVA and UVB radiation. What’s the difference? UVA radiation penetrates deep into the dermis and causes early signs of aging. Rain or shine, UVA rays are present every day from sunrise to sunset. UVA also has the unique ability to penetrate through glass, which is why we recommend wearing sunscreen even indoors. UVB radiation is stronger but has a shorter wavelength. It affects the outer layers of your skin, causing sunburns and skin cancer. UVB radiation is the most intense during the daytime, so be extra mindful of sun protection when you are out and about during the day.
THE BEST SUNSCREEN FOR FACE PROTECTION
Not all sunscreen is created equally. Physical sunscreens with mineral ingredients such as Zinc Oxide or Titanium Dioxide work by deflecting UV rays, and chemical sunscreens absorb those rays. The best choice for you is one you look forward to applying every day. For example, SPF 35 Sunscreen from Di Morelli is a lightweight physical sunscreen which absorbs easily into your skin without leaving a white residue. It will leave you feeling weightless and protected, even if you have particularly sensitive skin.
PERSONALIZED SKIN CARE RECOMMENDATIONS
Sunscreen is an essential part of your daily skin care routine, but there is a lot more to learn. Unsure where to begin or which skin care products are right for you? Try out our skin quiz to get personalized skin care tips and recommendations from our expert consultants.