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UV Protection FAQ’s

Sunscreen is the most important thing you’ll put on today. Tempting as it may be to forget it, this straight talk about UV damage will change your mind and reduce a lifetime of photodamage.

Every cell in the body contains a copy of your genetic code that’s made up of DNA. Think of it like the drive on a computer. If the drive gets damaged, the computer cannot function properly. UV light penetrates the skin’s surface and, while it’s at it, damages the DNA-drive in skin cells.

 

  • Can I protect my face from sun without sunscreen ?

    The answer is you cannot unless you totally avoid exposure. Even if you are inside, you are exposed to ultraviolet radiation for brief periods throughout the day, especially near windows, which generally filter out UVB but not UVA rays
  • What does SPF mean to sunscreens ?

    SPF — or Sun Protection Factor — is a measure of a sunscreen's ability to prevent UVB from damaging the skin. In terms of increased protections percentages, here's how it works:  .

    SPF 30 keeps out 97 percent and SPF 50 keeps out 98 percent of UVB rays. They may seem like negligible differences, but if you are light-sensitive, or have a history of skin cancer, those extra percentages will make a difference. No sunscreen can block all UV rays and no sunscreen, regardless of strength, can be expected to remain fully effective longer than two hours without reapplication.

  • How does sunscreen protect skin ?

    Broad Spectrum sunscreens offer the only complete protection. Those formulas use Ingredients known as mineral actives scatter and reflect UVA/UVB rays and non-mineral agents such as Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide absorb and dissipate UVA/UVB rays. 
  • What is the advantage of tinted sunscreen?

    Clearly it protects if it is Broad Spectrum and has an SPF of 30 or more. Beyond that, it  multi-tasks performing as a primer, foundation and/or moisturizer. All this as it offers coverage, meaning it can be worn alone, under or in place of foundation. The beauty of a tinted sunscreen is in the way “light reflecting particles” provide a radiance giving skin the appearance of a subtle glow.
  • Is a moisturizing sunscreen as beneficial as a moisturizer + sunscreen?

    Well that depends on the one you choose. If it is an advanced, all-inclusive moisturizer + broad spectrum photo-protectant with an SPF of 30 or more, it’s a breakthrough product for sure. Look for an all-inclusive moisturizer that also contains antioxidants and DNA repair enzymes. That way you get protection, correction, hydration and repair all-in-one.

  • What sunscreen protection should i use ?

    All year long and everyday use a Broad Spectrum sunscreen that protects from UVA and UVB rays for sure. Advanced sunscreens also contain DNA repair enzymes and antioxidants that go to work immediately to stop damage and prevent it from becoming permanent. Remember, though to reapply every 2 hours during exposure, or every 40 minutes after swimming or perspiring.

  • Do I really need sunscreen every day?

    You do indeed. Dermatologists and the Skin Cancer Foundation unanimously agree that no matter the day or the season or where your day takes you, you cannot start the day without sunscreen. Even if you plan to be inside, you will experience exposure to ultraviolet.



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