The End of Summer Sunscreen Guide
August 2, 2016
How often should you be reapplying sunscreen when at the beach?
What do we need to know about sunscreen and kids?Babies and kids over six months of age should be covered with sun protective clothing where possible. Any exposed areas should be treated with a mineral (zinc/titanium) broad-spectrum sun screen of SPF 30 or higher. No sunscreen is 100% effective, so a small amount of UV radiation will still be able to penetrate. Sun protective clothing, hats, and seeking shade during peak hours are still the best strategies.
What is the different between chemical and mineral sunscreen?Chemical filters must penetrate into the skin and they absorb the radiation to prevent sun damage. Mineral sunscreens have particles that sit on the skin surface and physically prevent the radiation from penetrating the skin.
What step in your everyday beauty routine should sunscreen be?Apply sunscreen after antioxidants or prescription medications. If you also use makeup, layer on top of a good layer of sunscreen.
What SPF is ideal for every day, going to and from work?Broad Spectrum SPF 30 or higher.
Where do people always forget to apply sunscreen?Don't forget your hairline and part! These are common sites for sun damage and skin cancers. Wear a hat whenever possible. Remember clouds and windows still allow for penetration of UVA radiation into the skin causing premature aging and skin cancer.
FIVE SUNSCREENS TO TRY
1. Beauty Counter Broad Spectrum SPF 30 / 2. Shiseido UV Protective Stick Foundation / 3. Chantecaille Ultra Sun Protection Sunscreen SPF 45 Primer / 4.
SkinMedica Essential Defense Mineral Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 35 / 5. La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Cooling Water Lotion Sunscreen