With so many options to choose from on the market, how can you be sure you got the right product. Between the sun protection factor, the UV rays defenses and their long-lasting abilities. There are sunscreens available in many forms including:
- Gel Sunscreen
- Cream Sunscreen
- Sunscreen Lotions
- Sunscreen Wipes
- Spray Sun protection
As skin care specialists we can offer some advice, but the foremost recommendation is to remember to wear sun protection when outdoors. Living in South Florida, we are subjected to a tremendous amount of radiation. We recommend that you make sunscreen for your skin type a fundamental step of your skincare routine.
What is the ideal SPF for sunscreen for your skin type?
Sun Protection Factor or SPF represents the amount of extra protection that the product provides to the skin under the sun exposure. If your skin usually takes 30 minutes to turn red and burn, with sunscreen with SPF 15, it would take about 7 and a half hours for your skin to burn.
Some people notice that some kinds of sunscreens make their skin break out because they are too oily or too thick. This reaction is caused by the physical protection from mineral ingredients such as zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. The component acts as a sunblock and works by sitting on top of the skin and deflecting the sun’s rays.
Other people get allergic reactions or dry skin as a result of chemicals. A combination of oxybenzone, avobenzone, octisalate, octocrylene, homosalate and octinoxate is known to produce a filter, protecting skin from radiation. However, when the benefits of the chemical filters are counterbalanced by severe skin reactions, it is time to turn to natural resources. Some products that have SPF naturally are:
- Almond Oil- SPF around 5
- Coconut Oil- SPF 4-6
- Red Raspberry Seed Oil SPF 25-50
- Carrot Seed Oil – SPF 35-40
- Shea Butter – SPF 4-6
So now you can browse the crowded aisles and pick a sunscreen for your skin type. From chemical, physical or natural sun blocking ingredients, there sure will be an option for you. Schedule a skincare treatment today and one of our skincare specialists can indicate to you the best choice of sunscreen for your skin type.