Anti aging guide

Type of Sunscreen to Use



Why is there a need to use a sunscreen with SPF 15 and above

To protect yourself from the potential risk of skin cancer, get accustomed to applying sunscreen on a daily basis prior to your makeup and reapply frequently when swimming. The sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays are your skin’s worst enemy. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) suggests applying sunscreen liberally around 30 minutes just before exposure to the sun. By liberally, the CDC suggests a full ounce, or roughly a handful, to cover your body.

Also, the CDC recommends selecting a broad-spectrum sunscreen that provides a sun protection factor (SPF) with a minimum of 15 and shields against both the UV-A and UV-B rays. In case you have acne breakouts or will be sweating or swimming, you might like to buy a sunscreen that is water-resistant. Check expiration dates as well simply because ingredients in sunscreen products can degrade as time passes.

Posted by Carol Hudgens - February 16, 2012 at 6:10 pm