How 90% of Dermatologists Prevent Aging Skin? - The best kept secret

  • Heading out? Sunscreen 
  • Staying in? Sunscreen 
  • Aging? Sunscreen 
  • Acne? Sunscreen 

Whatever your question is, sunscreen can be the answer! You might ask, what's all the hype around sunscreens? Is it as important as it's marketed? What things to keep in mind while applying sunscreen? What are the top 5 sunscreens? 

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
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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? 

  1. 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.
  2. Broad-Spectrum: This sunscreen protects against UVA (aging) and UVB (burning) rays. So, always look for the 'Broad Spectrum' label.
  3. Water Resistance: If you plan to swim or sweat it out, ensure your sunscreen is water-resistant.
  4. 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. 

  1. Happier Sunscreen Stick SPF 50 PA++++
  2. The Derma Co 1% Hyaluronic Sunscreen Aqua Ultra Light Gel SPF 50 PA++++
  3. Aqualogica Glow+ Dewy Sunscreen SPF 50 PA++++
  4. Dot & Key Vitamin C + E Super Bright Sunscreen SPF 50
  5. 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. 

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