Shielding your skin from the sun’s UVA and UVB rays significantly helps maintain an even skin tone, prevents premature aging of skin, and reduces your risk of skin cancer. UVB exposure causes redness or burning, while UVA exposure causes skin darkening/pigmentation. For protection from both UVA and UVB, the sun screen you’re using need to provide Broad Spectrum protection. High-quality sunscreens need to come with a high SPF (sun protection factor). Using SPF products before and after IPL (also, on a dailty basis) is incredibly important to protect your skin’s health.
We would also like to recommend choosing Mineral over the usual Chemical sunscreens.
Mineral Sunscreens consist of either Zinc Oxide and/or Titanium Dioxide. They are safe for your skin. They are the only two ingredients that are officially recognized as safe and effective by the FDA in sunscreens as of 2019. While chemicals absorb the sun, minerals reflect it. Not only that minerals are much better for those with sensitive skin. And of course, you will feel great knowing that mineral sunscreens are reef safe and better for the earth.
So, the next time you buy sunscreen, make sure to check for Zinc Oxide and/or Titanium Dioxide listed under its ‘Active Ingredients’!