Summer Skincare Guide: Sun Protection & SPF

Summer Skincare Guide: Sun Protection & SPF

This week is the last of our summer skincare series, and we're talking about protecting our skin from the sun. So what do you need to know this summer?

⭑ What does SPF mean? Sun Protection Factor

⭑ When should we wear sunscreen? Wear sunscreen every day, even on overcast days. If you're unsure, try downloading a UV Index app onto your smartphone.

⭑ What should I look for in a clean sunscreen: Choose physical/mineral sunscreens over chemical sunscreen every time.

⭑ A broad-spectrum sunscreen blocks UVA & UVB rays, which are responsible for sun damage and accelerate aging.

⭑ Don't forget to apply sunscreen to overlooked areas, like the back of your hands.

⭑ Wear sunglasses to protect your eyes and the delicate skin around the eyes.

⭑ Who doesn't like shade? Pack a hat, and wear it when you're in direct sunlight to protect your face, neck, chest, and shoulders.

⭑ You can still tan while wearing sunscreen, so don't skip it.

⭑ Reapply sunscreen every 2 hours if you're out in the sun.

⭑ Replace expired sunscreen! 

⭑Your skin being exposed to sunlight is how your body makes vitamin D, so some unprotected sun exposure is necessary. I choose to go out during sunrise or early morning and late evening at sunset when I'm going without sun protection to minimize skin damage.

 

    Summer Skincare SPF Reminder

       

      You can watch this little video I did on IGTV about summer sun protection for more info. 

      xo, Michelle