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How to Choose the Best Sunscreen

How to Choose the Best Sunscreen
What’s the deal with SPF? SPF stands for “sun protection factor” and it’s used to measure just how well the product stands up against UVB rays, a type of radiation that causes sunburn. SPF doesn’t measure UVA rays, which sink down deep into the skin and can cause wrinkles, dark spots and other premature skin aging effects, so it’s a good idea to choose a sunscreen that has broad-spectrum protection which protects against both UVB and UVA rays. Don’t forget, it’s important to reapply any sunscreen at least every 2 hours to make sure you’re getting consistent protection.

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No matter the level, be sure to reapply every 2 hours or after swimming & sweating.

Get physical Mineral (aka physical) sunscreens provide a physical barrier between your skin and the sun, using minerals—zinc oxide and titanium dioxide—as their active ingredients. One of the best benefits of this type is that you’re immediately protected upon application.
Save face Sun damage can cause fine lines, sun spots, broken blood vessels and all-around unwanted aging on your face. Using sunscreen formulated specifically for the face will help keep your complexion even and boost brightness, oftentimes with additional ingredients like antioxidants or skin-brightening botanicals that benefit beyond blocking UV rays. It’s a good idea to use it every day, no matter the weather or season. Apply it after your serum or moisturizer, but before your makeup.
Go streak-free Say goodbye to that pesky white cast—sunscreens developed specifically for melanin-rich skin soothe and moisturize while they protect, and won’t leave residue behind. Wear it to reduce the impact of the sun which can cause discoloration, hyperpigmentation and acne.

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