Here’s why the sunscreen should become your best friend
Summer is just around the corner, and with it comes the need to protect our skin from harmful UV rays. Sunscreen is one of the most important tools in our skin care arsenal, but with so much information out there, it can be hard to know what to believe. In this blog, we’ll be discussing some common myths and facts about sunscreen to help you make informed decisions about protecting your skin this summer.
Myth: Sunscreen only needs to be applied once a day
Fact: Sunscreen should be reapplied every two hours, especially if you’re spending time outdoors or engaging in activities that cause you to sweat. This is because sweat, water, and towel drying can all remove sunscreen from your skin, leaving you vulnerable to UV damage.
Myth: You only need sunscreen on sunny days
Fact: UV rays are present even on cloudy days, so it’s important to wear sunscreen every day, regardless of the weather. In fact, up to 80% of UV rays can penetrate through clouds, so don’t let a cloudy day fool you into thinking you don’t need to protect your skin.
Myth: A higher SPF means longer protection
Fact: A higher SPF does offer more protection, but it doesn’t mean you can stay in the sun longer. The protection offered by an SPF 50 sunscreen is only slightly higher than that of an SPF 30 sunscreen, and both will need to be reapplied every two hours. So, while a higher SPF is better, it’s still important to take breaks from the sun and reapply sunscreen regularly. Our best pick is the 100% Pure’s Green Tea SPF 30.
Myth: Sunscreen is only for people with fair skin
Fact: Everyone, regardless of skin tone, needs to protect their skin from UV damage. While people with fair skin are more susceptible to sunburns and skin cancer, people with dark skin are also at risk and need to take precautions to protect themselves from the sun.
Myth: You don’t need to wear sunscreen indoors
Fact: While UV damage is less likely indoors, it’s still possible. UV rays can penetrate windows, so if you spend a lot of time near windows, it’s a good idea to use a physical sunscreen with zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. These sunscreens provide a physical barrier to UV rays and are not absorbed into the skin like chemical sunscreens. The 100% Pure’s Tomato Lycopene SPF 20 Moisturizer protects against smog, pollution, radiation, smoke, and other environmental toxins that generate damaging free radicals.
It’s important to be informed about the myths and facts surrounding sunscreen. By following the guidelines outlined above, you’ll be able to make informed decisions about protecting your skin from UV damage. Remember, the best way to protect your skin is to wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher, reapply every two hours, and take breaks from the sun when possible. Happy summer!