Part of the skin care routine most girls - including yours truly sometimes overlook is the need for sunscreen. Most don't even know what it is! I remember my only knowledge of it is to apply sunscreen when you are going outside for a long time. But thankfully with the new findings and information being shared on social media its much easier now to choose which sunscreen is really fit for you.
So here are the 7 things you need to know about sunscreen.
1. Sunscreen is not only intended for summer or at the beach. Dermatologists recommend the daily use of sunscreen.
This is a common myth - use only sunblock or sun screen ONLY when it is summer or going to the beach. It is actually noted by doctors worldwide that recommended daily use of sunscreen will actually help lessen the effects of early aging of the skin.
2. UV filters in make-up are not enough for daily protection.
Most make up like BB Creams, Foundations and powders have sunscreen. But normally it would only protect the skin against only one type exposure which is from UV radiation only so its still best to have a great sunscreen prior to applying make up to protect the skin.
3. It is known that there are 2 kinds of UV radiation from the sun that affect your skin:
There is the UVB and the UVA. UVB, which mainly affects the outer layers of the skin and known to be the main cause of sunburns; and UVA radiation is the one that penetrates deeper into the skin with long-term and oxidative damaging effects such as DNA damage, premature aging and higher risks of skin cancer. However, did you know that besides UV radiation, the sun also produces Infrared (IR) radiation that triggers collagen degradation which leads to wrinkles and sagging of the skin.
4. Generally, SPF labels mainly measure UVB protection only.
Users of regular sunscreen products that only offer SPF may not necessarily burn their skin when exposed under the sun, but may still get deeper skin damage that cause a higher risk of skin cancers if their sun care product does not have UVA-filtering properties.
5. Get to know more about your SPF numbers.
No sunscreen product can guarantee 100% protection against harmful radiation. Based on regulatory bodies in Europe and Australia, an SPF of 30 already absorbs 96.7% of UVB rays, and an SPF of 50 absorbs as much as 98.0% of UVB rays. If you’re planning to go for a sunscreen with an SPF level of 70, 80, 90 or beyond – no need! The additional effects of higher SPF at this level are almost negligible. So as much as possible the highest you can get is SPF 50.
6. A new study made by the American Academy of Dermatologyreveals the use of broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 for everyday use.
Solar radiation, which permeates the skin all the way down to the cells and DNA, resultsin cell damage,DNA mutations, premature skin aging, and eventually may lead to skin cancer. So make sure to get at least spf 30 when heading out.
7. For women who wear makeup every day, try this regimen.
Start off your face with a moisturizer, and then thoroughly apply a clinically proven, non-comedogenic sunscreen before you continue with your make-up routine. This preventive sun care step should be done every day before you go out of the house.
From the makers of Cetaphil, Daylong sunscreen takes a more scientific approach to sunscreen protection that not just protects the skin from UVA and UVB but also infraref radiation. Made for daily wear, minus the sticky and heavy feeling. It also gets absorbs the skin faster without the white cast thanks to its unique oil free liposomal formulation. It is dermatologist-prescribed and clinically proven to help protect the skin against premature cell damage, cellular aging, skin and tissue aging.
Make sure grab Daylong! Daylong sunscreen is available in Watson’s and SM Department Store branches with Watson’s starting September 2014, and in Mercury Drug branches starting October 2014. For more information, visit Daylong.ph, likeDaylongPH on Facebook and follow @DaylongPH on Twitter and Instagram.