Smart Summer Skin
Number one rule of the summer for healthy skin? Sunscreen, sunscreenâ€¦sunscreen! Okay, so that is hardly a rule, but you get the point. Of all the skin essentials of the summer, applying sunscreen everyday before you walk out the door is imperative when aspiring for well-nourished, youthful skin.
Many sunscreens offer protection from UVB rays. This is vital to maintaining healthy skin as UVB rays are known as â€śburningâ€ť rays. They are the ones to blame for the ever-so-popular sunburn. UVB rays effect the surface of your skin while UVA rays deeply penetrate and can impact skin through water and even glass. Overexposure to UVA rays can catalyze wrinkles, damage skin elasticity, causes premature aging, brown spots, and hyper-pigmentation. Both types of rays may lead to skin cancer. Nevertheless, be sure to make the wisest choice by purchasing a sunscreen that shields you from both UVB and UVA rays.
For normal skin that does not get easily irritated or has allergic reactions, you may want the longer-lasting effect of a chemical-based SPF with UVA blocking avobenzone or oxybenzone. These are synthetic substances that absorb UV light before it can impact the skin. For sensitive skin, try a chemical-free or mineral-based SPF. Check the ingredients for components such as zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. These minerals have been scientifically proven to be the most gentle and effective way to protect your skin from both types of rays as the skin does not generally absorb these minerals.
To maximize your results for fresh and radiant skin, avoid ingredients like phthalates, fragrance and parabens as they are unnecessary chemicals with zero benefits and some harmful findings.
When purchasing your summer dosage, whether in makeup, moisturizer, or regular sunscreen, donâ€™t just pick a random product off the shelf. Make your efforts in protecting your skin a priority. The skin is the largest living organ of the body and itâ€™s the only skin you have for the rest of your life. It is definitely worth the investment of time to learn more about how to effectively care for yours.
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