Sunblock and Your Morning Routine
Wearing sunblock is one of the best — and easiest — ways to protect your skin’s appearance and health at any age. Used regularly, sunblock helps prevent sunburn, skin cancer and premature aging.
Let’s help make sunblock a part of your daily routine
What is SPF?
Sun protection factor (SPF) represents a sunblock’s ability to protect against a specific portion of ultraviolet (UV) light called UVB. UVB rays are responsible for sunburns and skin cancer. There are two other portions of UV light: UVC rays (which don’t pass the earth’s atmosphere) and UVA rays (which are also responsible for skin cancer as well as skin aging). A sunblock that is broad spectrum will protect against both UVB and UVA rays.
What sunblock should I buy?
For day-to-day use, pick a sunblock cream with an SPF of at least 20. If you spend time outdoors, choose a product with SPF50. In reality, most people do not use as much sunblock as they should, and this higher SPF helps compensate for the reduced application., and
How much sunblock do I need?
To protect your face, neck, arms and legs, you’ll need about 1 ounce of sunblock. Squeezed into your hand, 1 ounce of sunblock is enough to completely cover your palm.
To protect your face and neck, you’ll need about a half teaspoon.
Should sunblock come before or after other products?
So long as the sunblock is at least SPF50 (for outside), water-resistant and broad-spectrum, it doesn’t matter in what order you apply your skin care products. Some people find it’s easiest to work with bare skin — before makeup or moisturizer have been added. Find what works best for your routine.
If you have concerns about layering specific products, speak with your dermatologist.
Does makeup with SPF work?
Makeup is not enough to protect your skin — even if it has a high SPF. You would need much more makeup than you typically use to reach the labelled SPF.
Do I really need to reapply sunblockn throughout the day?
Generally, sunblock should be reapplied every two hours, especially after swimming or sweating.
If you work indoors and sit away from windows, you may not need a second application. Be mindful of how often you step outside, though. Keep a spare bottle of SPF50 sunscreen for face at your desk just to be safe. Even a short stroll at lunch could put your skin at risk.
Keep in mind that no sunblock is perfect. Wear wide-brimmed hats, sunglasses or other protective clothing, and seek shade whenever possible.
1. Sunactiv Sunscreen Cream SPF50 | 75ml
The Sunactiv SPF50 Cream offers a high protection factor for both UVA and UVB, including a moisturizing base, plus antioxidants to protect your skin against sun damage and photoaging. It is both water resistant and fragrance-free – ideal for routine daily use.
2. Sunactiv Sunblock Spray SPF50 | 150ml
The Sunactiv SPF50 Spray is a non-greasy, non-oily, water-resistant, sunblock spray designed especially for easy application. It offers both UVA and UVB protection and becomes invisible on the skin once applied. Ideal for daily use, especially on exposed arms, legs, and balding heads, including all outdoor sports.
3. Day Cream | 50ml
A non-greasy moisturizing cream with high concentrations of Co-Enzyme Q10 - plus a range of rejuvenating anti-oxidants which include Vitamin A, C, E and have an anti-wrinkle and smoothing action on the skin. It also assists with repairing visible signs of photo-ageing. Extra protection comes from a broad-spectrum sunscreen which includes UVA and UVB Filters & Blockers.
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