Best sunscreen for your skin

Best sunscreen for your skin
Best sunscreen for your skin. Using sun protection products such as sunblock is the best thing you can do for your skin because it actually prevents premature aging. The sun’s rays can penetrate through to the middle layer of skin where the collagen which plumps out our skin is formed. These rays damage the collagen and elastin and our skin loses the ability to “snap back” which leads to sagging and eventually deep lines and wrinkles. All of us who are now in our middle years will have some degree of sun damage or photo aging as at the time we were growing up, sunblock or sunscreen was only considered useful on the beach. Even then they came in low protection formulas such as 4 and 8 sun protection factor (SPF). Broad spectrum sun filters were unheard of. Broad spectrum sun blocks filter both UVA and UVB rays. The older sunscreens also used PABA which causes allergies in a lot of people.

Nowadays the climatic conditions mean the sun’s rays are more deadly than ever and fortunately people are becoming more aware of the dangers and using sun protection more often. The health risks from too much sun, for instance skin cancers, by far outweigh the outward considerations such as wrinkles. The trouble is some of these products are a chemical nightmare.

So it’s a balance between getting effective protection while minimizing chemical absorption. Once we’ve found the best sunblock for us, then we have to remember to use it. But hey, we’re human! Here’s the complaints I hear over and over about using sunblock …

  • I hate it, it’s sticky and my hair sticks to my face.
  • My makeup won’t stay on properly when I use it.
  • It gets in my eyes and stings!
  • I have an
  • allergy to sunblock

To find the best sunblock, one that is not sticky involves a lot of trial and error, not to mention expense. We need a natural sunblock which doesn’t leave a sticky film and can be used under make up. It should be based on ingredients that reflect damaging UVA and UVB and is also an effective moisturizer

The effectiveness of a sunblock or sunscreen is measured by its SPF or sun protection factor. Hence a block with an SPF of 15 means that you could stay out in the sun 15 times longer than if you were not wearing it. Dermatologists and doctors recommend SPF15 for general use. If you are out in the sun all day or have very fair skin with red hair, you may be better off going for a higher SPF rating.

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