Is SPF Enough?June 23rd, 2011 | Posted by in Uncategorized
We all know how important it is to apply sunscreen to protect our skin against the sun. SPF blocks out ultra violet rays. It’s important to get a good sunblock that is broad spectrum, blocking out both UVA and UVB rays. Some sunscreens only block the UVB rays so make sure you check labels carefully to make sure you’re protected against both. UVA are the Aging rays, the ones that deteriorate collagen and cause wrinkling, age spots, and skin sagging. UVB rays Burn skin. Besides blocking out the UV rays, what about those other environmental stressors like smog, pollution, and cigarette smoke that also wreaks havoc on our skin? These environmental hazards are called “free radicals” which also damages and ages our skin. While SPF blocks out the sun, Antioxidants block out the free radicals. So, you need both: SPF and Antioxidants!
Luckily, 100% Pure’s Pomegranate SPF 20 and Argan Oil SPF 30 contains both broad spectrum SPF and is loaded with antioxidants!
SPF 20 or SPF 30?
The number after SPF represents the power of the sunscreen’s effectiveness against UVB rays, measured by comparing the time it takes someone to get sunburned with a particular sunscreen versus without any sunscreen at all. Higher SPF means greater protection. Experts recommend a minimum of SPF 15 and anything more than SPF 30 is more marketing than protection.
Use Organic Pomegranate Antioxidant with SPF 20 for everyday wear.
Use Argan Oil Hydration Facial Moisturizer with SPF 30 for days when you’re having more sun exposure.
Always be sure to reapply every few hours, particularly after swimming, sweating, or rubbing. Don’t forget UV protective sunglasses, a wide-brimmed hat and driving gloves for extra protection!
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