First, did you know that the sun's rays sneak through windows and bounce off snow, making sunscreen a year-round necessity? That's right, no matter the season, those UV rays don't take a vacation, nor should your sunscreen routine.
Here's why you need sunscreen
Skin Barrier: It creates a shield that protects your skin from UV rays that can cause sunburns or worsen skin conditions like rosacea, eczema, and acne.
Prevents cancer: High SPF sunscreen protects your skin from cancer. It keeps harmful UVB rays that cause sunburn and contribute to skin cancer at bay.
Keeps you young: Ever wished for a magic potion to keep your skin looking young? Sunscreen is your answer! It protects against premature aging.
But how do you pick the right sunscreen?
SPF: SPF, or Sun Protection Factor, tells you how well sunscreen can protect your skin. A higher number means more protection. SPF 40+ is your buddy for everyday use, but if you plan to spend a day out or work outdoors, go for SPF 50+ or higher.
Broad-Spectrum: This sunscreen protects against UVA (aging) and UVB (burning) rays. So, always look for the 'Broad Spectrum' label.
Water Resistance: If you plan to swim or sweat it out, ensure your sunscreen is water-resistant.
Reapply: Just like you need to refuel on a long hike, your sunscreen needs a re-up every two hours and right after a swim or a sweaty round of beach volleyball.
If you are wondering where to start, we have some suggestions. These are the most used sunscreens in our community.
- Happier Sunscreen Stick SPF 50 PA++++
- The Derma Co 1% Hyaluronic Sunscreen Aqua Ultra Light Gel SPF 50 PA++++
- Aqualogica Glow+ Dewy Sunscreen SPF 50 PA++++
- Dot & Key Vitamin C + E Super Bright Sunscreen SPF 50
- Aqualogica Detan+ Dewy Lightweight Hydrating Sunstick SPF 50+ PA++++
Irrespective of the season, sunscreen is a must. If you want to explore more options, take UB's skin, and based on your skin type, concerns, and lifestyle, it will suggest products that will work for your skin.