“The Truth About Saving Your Skin”
Ouch! Sun exposure gone wrong can be very painful, but wearing your best sunscreen can help to keep your skin looking smooth, beautiful and protected from the sun’s harsh rays. Figuring out which product will work for you is simply a matter of understanding SPF and wearing a sunscreen lotion under your makeup. Whenever you’re trying out new makeup tips, remember to take a moment to protect your complexion first.
Sunscreen Skin Care
Using your best sunscreen is important because:
They keep you from forming wrinkles prematurely.
You can protect your complexion against splotchy discoloration.
Even on cloudy days up to 80% of UVA and UVB rays still pass through the clouds.
Sun exposure adds up. The drive to work or school, running errands or walking outside all counts towards sun exposure.
Important Makeup Tip: Use a sunscreen under moisturizer. You can apply it around your eyes, but be careful not to get it in your eyes because it can burn.
Sunscreen Facts And Myths
Are you wondering which sunscreen you need and exactly what SPF is best? It can be confusing, but here are some simple things to keep in mind. An SPF of 15 works best for most people. SPF is sun protection factor and there’s not much difference between an SPF 15 and SPF 30.
You see, the SPF 30 does not mean that you’re getting twice the amount of protection. In reality it means you get about 3% to 4% more protection. However, if you have either fair skin or very sensitive skin then a higher SPF is called for.
When you know you are going to be outdoors then choose an SPF 30 that is labeled waterproof or water resistant.
The key to protecting your skin is putting enough of the product on and reapplying it frequently if you are outdoors for any length of time.
Sunscreen Lotion Or Spray?
When you are choosing the best sunscreen for you remember that when lotions and sprays are used correctly, they’re about the same. The main difference is in how you apply them. Some women prefer the ease of the spray while others prefer the feeling of the lotion.
Having your best sunscreen in your purse or pocket is a great way to get use to applying it daily. Get one for your face and one for your body and develop the habit of putting it on before your makeup.