Well hello, darlings! Ready to start having some fun in the sun are we? Well it’s about time, isn’t it? I’m all for having fun in the sun of course, but I simply must remind you not to forget the sunscreen! That big yellow ball of joy up in the sky might look friendly, but it can ruin your skin if you don’t take the proper precautions. Here are some tips for finding the right protection.
Finding the Right Protection Means Finding the Right SPF
When you’re shopping for sunscreen it’s important to look at the SPF value. Don’t just look at the packaging or the price for that matter, the most important thing to look for is the SPF. If you want to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays, you should opt for a sunscreen product with an SPF of at least 30.
Anything less than an SPF of 30 won’t do you much good. The higher the SPF, the more protection you’ll have.
Look for Sunscreen with Natural Ingredients
The key to finding the right protection is to find a sunscreen with as many natural ingredients as possible. After all, the whole point of using sunscreen is to protect your skin. It wouldn’t make much sense to spray something containing harmful ingredients all over the skin that you’re trying to protect.
Chemicals like xybenzone, octisalate, octocrylene, avobenzone, and homosalate, are potentially harmful to your liver and your endocrine system. They can also have a negative impact on your hormonal health. Unfortunately, these chemicals are commonly found in many spray-on sunscreen products.
Always look for natural ingredients and try to avoid sunscreen with harmful chemicals like the ones listed above.
Use a Special Sunscreen for Your Face
While it’s perfectly fine to spray sunscreen with natural ingredients and an SPF of 30 all over your body, you might want to consider investing in a gentler type of sunscreen to apply to your face.
Finding the best protection for your face means more than finding sunscreen with an adequate SPF value. If you’re going to apply sunscreen directly to your face, you should look for a sunscreen with a non-comedogenic formula.
By choosing a sunscreen with a non-comedogenic formula, you’ll be doing your pores a favor as this formula is designed to prevent your pores from being clogged up.
Now that you know more about finding the right protection, you’re ready to get out there and soak up the sun without any worries.
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