What is the Best Sunscreen for Proper Skin Care?

The best sunscreen to keep you protected this summer.

Whether your summer plans involve a beach vacation, relaxing with a book on a lawn chair, or hiking mountain trails, it’s important to wear sunscreen. In fact, sunscreen is essential to wear year-round. Spending a lot of time outdoors in the summer months can increase your risk of sunburn, which can also increase your risk of skin cancer. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, having had more than five sunburns can more than double a person’s chances of getting skin cancer.

Spending all your time indoors probably isn’t how you want to spend your summer; you didn’t pay for waxing services just to wear your new swimsuit around the living room after all. So, what sort of skin care treatments are there that can help keep you safe this summer? The answer is simple: sunscreen. Skinceuticals sunscreen is the one best designed to prevent sunburn and skin cancer. Sunscreen also has a host of other benefits. How do you determine the best sunscreen for you?

Here are some things you should look for when choosing a sunscreen.

Sun Protection Factor (SPF)

Sun protection factor is a measure of how much a sunscreen protects your skin. For example, if you wear sunscreen with SPF 15, it will take you about 15 times longer to get a sunburn than it would normally take if you weren’t wearing any sunscreen. SPF can also be used to gauge the percentage of UVB rays that sunscreen blocks: SPF 15 blocks 93 percent of UVB rays, while SPF 30 blocks 97 percent.

The Sunscreen Factors in UVA Protection

The best sunscreen products aren’t necessarily the ones with the highest SPF. SPF only measures protection from UVB rays, which cause sunburn. Just as important as SPF is making sure your sunscreen also blocks UVA rays. UVA rays penetrate the skin more deeply than UVB rays. While they don’t cause sunburn, they can still increase skin cancer risk. They also cause a host of other problems for skin, including wrinkling, sagging, dryness, and spotty pigmentation. If you want the best sunscreen for total skin protection, you need sunscreen that protects against UVA rays as well.

Contact Beautiful Skin for More Information About the Best Sunscreen

For total skin care this summer, Beautiful Skin Inc. offers a line of sunscreen products that will keep your skin healthy and happy, no matter what your summer plans are. The Skinceuticals line of sunscreen offers full spectrum UVA/UVB protection that will guard your skin from sunburn and the harmful effects of UVA rays. Skinceuticals sunscreen is also formulated to apply easily and elegantly, without clogging your pores or the pasty mess of conventional sunscreen. For more information about Skinceuticals sunscreens or to schedule a skin care treatment, contact us at (727) 791-6500.