Baby oil and iodine. That what I used most of the years I spent sunning myself at the beach. Now I pay and pay to fix all that ageing damage.

Sunscreen can save you from 90% of all the ageing our skin goes through. That’s right, 90%. Luckily with an adequate application of a good sunscreen, you can prevent all that ageing and all the money it takes to try and repair that damage.

All sunscreens are designed to prevent the sun from damaging the skin. One sunburn and you have received sun damage. One severe sunburn and you are at a greater risk of skin cancer.

 

There are two different types of sunscreen: chemical and physical.

 

Chemical:

There are more chemical sunscreens than physical sunscreens. They all work by absorbing solar energy and transforming it into a chemical reaction. This prevents the suns energy from being transferred to the skin. Many of the clients I see who say they can’t use sunscreen are usually using chemical sunscreen. The chemical reaction under the skin can cause a bad chemical reaction and potentially increase an unwanted skin reaction.

 

Physical:

Many people are familiar with physical sunblocks that left the skin white and pasty. Now we have advanced formulations that have solved this problem. This is the sunscreen I prefer for myself and my clients. Physical sunscreen actually prevents the sun from getting into the skin. Zinc oxide and titanium dioxide are the physical sunblocks. They DO NOT affect skin negatively, they are inert. Because of this, they are the preferred sunblocks. These are the ones I give to people who say they can’t use sunscreen because their skin reacts to it. I have not has anyone tell me yet that their skin reacted negatively to these physical blocks.

FDA  has just set new regulations on sunscreens. I am posting a chart of these requirements here. Look at your sunscreen. Is it following these new guidelines? If not, find another. Or you can book a free consultation with me. I have several outstanding sunscreens that will help you protect your skin.

FDA’s Sunscreen Guidance outlines safety and effectiveness data recommended for additional active ingredients

Remember the rule of sunscreen is to apply and reapply every 2 hours, especially if you are going to be outside.

If you need help choosing a good sunscreen, book a Consultation using my BookNow button at the top of this page. I have some great ones to choose from.