The SPF Game.
There has been an explosion in sales of sunscreens with a high SPF, such as factor 50, which people assume will keep them safer from the damaging effects of the sun than products with a lower SPF. What’s not as widely known, however, is that products with a high SPF…
Expose the skin to a greater amount of chemicals,
but offer only slightly more UVB protection (SPF 15 93% vs. SPF 30 98%)
That’s a trade-off most people aren’t willing to make once they understand it. In this post, we take a closer look at SPF and give you the facts you need to make the right choice for your skin this summer.
What is SPF?
SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor and measures how well a sunscreen protects the skin from UVB rays, but sunshine is actually made up of three distinct light rays:
- UVA (ultraviolet-A) rays are a longer wavelength of sunlight. UVA penetrates deeper into the skin than UVB, where it increases collagenase, and will cause immediate suntan, not sunburn. UVA also generates free radicals in living skin, which contribute to skin damage, wrinkling, and pre-mature ageing as this collagenase is the primary factor in deteriorating the collagen of your dermis .
Unlike less powerful UVB rays, UVA passes right through clouds and glass, and it is essentially at the same strength 365 days a year. The SPF of a sunscreen doesn’t measure how much UVA protection it offers.
- UVB rays cause sunburn and damage the skin, and can contribute to melanoma (skin cancer).
- UVC rays are of no concern. They do not penetrate the ozone layer and thus do not reach our skin.
dermaviduals sunscreen SPF 15 and 30 offers broad-spectrum sunscreen protection, which means it guards against the damage caused by both UVA and UVB rays.
dermaviduals sunscreen feels wonderful on your skin for daily use. Due to the DMS base cream the dermaviduals sun cream can be used on
- ¨ Problem skin
- ¨ Acne
- ¨ Rosacea
- ¨ Reactive and even the most sensitive skins
It is the Sun cream your skin would ask for.
NOTE : Of course, an SPF 30 should be applied for activities that involve swimming, sailing and snow due to the refection of light.
Do not get caught out on cloudy or windy days in the high summer months, sun rays can still burn through cloud.
Do not rely solely on an SPF as if you skin is exposed to, too much UV Rays no matter how much SPF you have on you can still burn.
Wear a hat ,cover your shoulders do not forget your feet, stay in the shade before you go pink
BE SUN SAFE. NOT SUN SORRY.