Monday, April 25, 2011

Protect Your Skin

The best thing you can give your skin is sunscreen. Sunscreen is an essential beauty product. It protects your skin against wrinkles and skin cancer.

Keep these tips in mind when looking for a sunscreen:

The SPF Number & Ingredients
For the best protection, look for an SPF of at least 30 and have at least one of the following active ingredients: zinc oxide, titanium dioxide, avobenzone or Mexoryl.

Broad-Spectrum or UVA/UVB Protection on the Label 
Your skin needs protection against UVA and UVB rays. UVA are longer wave rays that break down collagen and age skin. UVB are shorter wave rays that are responsible for burning skin.

Just Can’t Get Enough
Apply sunscreen at least 30 minutes before you go outside. In order to protect skin fully, remember to reapply within the first hour of sun exposure then continue to reapply every one to two hours. Don't forget to reapply after swimming or sweating.

Beyond the Face & Body
Avoid super-shiny lip gloss or lipstick because they attract more harmful UV rays. Always choose a lip product with SPF. The scalp can get sunburned easily; protect it with plenty of sunscreen spray. 

Here's several sunscreen products you should try:

Neutrogena Wet Skin Sunblock SPF 50, $10,

 Aveeno Continuous Protection Sunblock Lotion, $10, drugstores

 Coppertone Oil Free Foaming Sunscreen Lotion SPF 75+, $10, drugstores

Clinique Sun SPF 45 Targeted Protection Stick, $18, Sephora stores

Shady Day Daily SPF 30 Wipes, $14,

Lavanila The Healthy Lip Screen SPF 30, $16, Sephora stores

How do you protect your skin?

♥ Khou

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