Sunscreen and Skin Care; A Year-Round Affair
We've all heard we should wear Sunscreen to protect our skin from potentially damaging sun rays. It’s widely known that UVA and UVB rays cause accelerated skin aging, and sunscreens have been shown to help prevent skin cancer. I like wearing sunscreen on my face and neck as part of my daily routine. I always wear sunscreen when we’re out riding bikes, on the boat, playing tennis or out hiking. If you have an active outdoor lifestyle, you should take care to guard and nurture healthy skin.
Most of us don’t think that, during the time between getting in and out of the car, or the sun’s rays coming through the glass of our home or vehicles could be damaging, but it can be. And summer isn’t the only time to consider sunscreens. Though summer sun is the most intense, we should consider protecting our skin year-round. Having a base sunscreen of at least SPF 15 for in and out doors and SPF 30 for outdoor activity is best.
There are many types of sunscreens available for your face and neck. There is mineral powder sunscreen, which is my favorite. There are also tinted moisturizers, foundations, BB (Beauty Balm) and CC (Color Corrector) creams that have great coverage and sunscreen protection. I also like a natural looking mineral foundation.
I, like most skin conscious consumers, prefer natural ingredient sunscreens over harmful chemical varieties. Poisoning my body with chemicals in the vane of protecting my skin is not something I desire. Skin, after all, is our largest organ. Titanium oxide and zinc oxide are the most popular mineral-based sunscreens used today. Other features I look for are water resistant, non-nano, blue light filtering, reef safe, and vegan. These are all important considerations for when selecting sunscreen face lotion, powdered mineral sunscreen, tinted moisturizers, BB and CC creams.
We’d love to hear about your favorite sunscreen features, and what you don’t like about ones you’ve used. Our goal is to provide the highest quality skin care products that are good for you and the environment; products that keep you Young Ever After and safe from potentially damaging sun rays.
Cheers to Young Ever After - Dr. Rose Mulligan