Thursday, 10 April 2014

Skincare protection is needed all day...not just during peak sun hours!

We all know that UVB rays from the sun are at their peek between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. But did you know, that UVA rays (the aging rays) are present from the sun all day long? This is why using a good sunscreen all day is so important...not just during peak sun hours.

To prevent sun damage and those nasty signs of aging, apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen that protects against UVA and UVB rays every day. 

My favourite sunscreen to use is Rodan + Fields SPF 30 Body Sunscreen. This sunscreen developed by world renowned Dermatologists Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields (Makers of proactiv) so you know it's good!

Always apply your sunscreen at least a half hour before you go out in the sun, so it has time to penetrate and completely dry on the surface of your skin. 

Always reapply your sunscreen every two hours to maintain the level of protection you need. Sunlight, sweat and water degrade the efficacy of sunscreen that's why it's so important to re-apply every two hours. 

One full ounce of sunscreen (approximately a shot glass full) should be enough to cover your entire body. When it comes to sunscreen not more!

You should aim for about a teaspoon to cover your entire face. 

If you apply your sunscreen properly over your entire body, you personally should polish off a bottle during a weekend at the beach. You may think this seems expensive, but think of the alternative, leather skin or worse skin cancer!

Investing in a good sunscreen like Rodan + Fields Sunscreen is one favour you owe your skin. Sunscreen is the ultimate anti-wrinkle cream because the best wrinkle is the one you never get!

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