Harmful UV rays affect everyone 365 days a year, harmful UV rays are affecting every person, regardless of lifestyle, race, gender or skin color. And it’s not just limited to sunny days. Cloudy days and even indoor activities will also leave you exposed. Laptop computers, tablets, smartphones, TVs and even fluorescent lights put your skin is at risk for irritation, hyperpigmentation, inflammation, fine line and wrinkles, cancer and more. Thus it’s imperative to apply sunscreen every single day to protect your skin from damage and premature aging.
How does SPF work?
SPF – or Sun Protection Factor – is a scale rating that indicates the level of protection that a sunscreen provides. Depending on the product, you may see these numbers somewhere between 2 and 100. These numbers refer to the product’s ability to screen or block out the sun’s burning rays. (www.medicinenet.com)
We know that UV rays damage the skin, deteriorate elastin and collagen and increase skin aging. What you may not know, however, is that sun protection not only prevents these issues, it can also help to correct them, especially when using a nutritious, natural product such as Eminence Organics.
SPF protection products should generally be applied every two hours for ultimate protection, especially when swimming or perspiring heavily. When indoors away from direct sunlight, reapplication may not be necessary.
If you’re looking for mineral, organic sunscreen, one of our favorites from Eminence Organics is their award winning Lilikoi Daily Defense Moisturizer SPF 40. A fan favorite is Tropical Vanilla Day Cream SPF 40 for a luxurious fragrance. Or, the Eminence Sun Defense Minerals are an excellent way to get SPF protection without the added hydration of a moisturizer.
When thinking about your skin care routine, remember it’s less expensive to protect your skin than it is to correct the damage sun exposure will cause. No matter what sunscreen you choose remember that it’s only effective if you use it and re-apply as needed based on your daily indoor & outdoor activities.
Written by Jennifer Sposato