A Guide to the Right Sunscreen
“Don’t step outside without sunscreen!” We all have heard this too many times but there’s a reason why skin care professionals are obsessed with sunscreen – it works!
We know this, yet, we all hear everyone making SO many excuses to justify why they aren’t doing the #1 BEST thing they can do for their skin. “It washes off, it takes too much time to apply each morning, I have sensitive skin so I can’t use them.”
Let’s shine a little light (pun intended) on the subject of sunscreens, break down the facts and dispel a few of these myths.
Choosing an SPF rating
The sun has two primary types of harmful rays: UVA and UVB. Every time the sun strikes your skin, the skin produces the pigment that scatters and absorbs the rays. The resulting tan means your skin is defending itself from damage. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends an SPF 15 minimum for daily sun protection and an SPF 30 for your day-to-day activities. This helps to ensure that your skin has protection from the most damaging effects of sun exposure.
Chemical vs Physical Blocks
Chemical sunblocks contain chemicals such as oxybenzone or avobenzone to offset the damage. As the sun penetrates the layers of your skin, these ingredients cause a chemical reaction that changes the rays into heat which are later released from the skin. Therefore, the absorption of the rays encourages the development of brown spots, discoloration and weathered skin texture.
On the other hand, physical sunblocks form an “invisible shield” that blocks the rays from entering your skin. Active mineral ingredients such as zinc or titanium dioxide deflect and scatter damaging rays away from the skin. The result is greater protection from the visibly damaging effects of the sun. Over time, this translates to looking younger, longer.
The Kashmere Whipped SPF 30 is an ultra-light whipped broad-spectrum sunscreen that contains a unique combination of physical blocks and light reflectors. The moisturizing ingredients help to hydrate the skin, smooth fine lines while helping to shield the skin from harmful effects of UVA and UVB rays. This breakthrough product is able to perform multiple functions in one step – saving time and money. It’s also comfortable on even the most sensitive skin.
Don’t forget to protect and nourish, grab your Kashmere Whipped SPF 30 and enjoy your summertime fun!