It’s Sun Care Time

It’s Sun Care Time

Longer days full of sunshine and warm weather are finally here, but is your skin ready for a summer spent outdoors? If you aren’t taking sun damage seriously, you should realize that a sunburn is the least of your worries. When it comes to sun care, the time is now for you to commit to taking care of your skin.

The Joys of Sunscreen

You know how young children complain when it comes to applying sunscreen? Well, it turns out some adults are just as bad, thinking of excuses to avoid application or not using it at all.

The truth is that the ozone layer that used to offer some protection from harmful UV rays has been depleted, which means everyone needs sunscreen, rain or shine. Seriously, sunscreen is your skin’s best friend. Here are just a few things that sunscreen can do for you:

  • Reduce the risk of skin cancer – Melanoma is on the rise in younger people, but you don’t have to become a statistic if you protect your skin

  • Prevent sunburn – There is no such thing as a healthy tan, but a sunburn can cause damage that is more than skin deep

  • Protect your collagen – Collagen, elastin, and keratin are key factors in healthy, youthful skin, and sunscreen may shield them from damage

  • Thwart premature aging – Sun damage can lead to brown spots, wrinkles, fine lines, red veins, and blotchiness, but suncare may slow down some of these signs of aging

Know Your Type

Sunscreen is everywhere, and you don’t have to spend a fortune to find quality products. With so many different formulas, you are bound to find one that works for your skin type. 

  • Dry skin: You’re in luck because sunscreen can be combined with other emollients for to protect and moisturize your skin. Look for creams or lotions with sunscreen added.

  • Oily skin: Oil-free sun care for your skin type is easy to find. Aim for a lightweight formula that offers protection without increasing oil production.
  • EltaMD UV Sport

  • Sensitive skin: Avoid ingredients such as PABA or oxybenzone which can irritate delicate skin. Hypoallergenic sunscreens that contain zinc oxide and titanium dioxide are great choices for you.
  • eltamd uv clear

  • Acne-prone skin: Non-comedogenic sunscreen is available to protect your skin without causing breakouts. Look for products that don’t clog pores or increase redness.

  • Aging skin: It’s never too late to protect yourself from sun damage. Formulas containing antioxidants and sunscreen agents can minimize any existing signs of aging while preventing any additional damage.
  • Use as Directed

    Applying sunscreen is half the battle; the other half is using it correctly. Here are some pointers to make sure you are getting the maximum benefits from your sunscreen:

  • Look for a broad-spectrum sunscreen that offers protection from UVA and UVB rays. One of our top professional brands is Obagi, so be sure to shop these products on LaLa Daisy at every day affordable prices.

  • Sunscreen should have an SPF of at least 15, but 30 is preferable for better coverage

  • To cover your body, use about an ounce of sunscreen, about the amount you could fit in a shot glass

  • Apply your sunscreen a half-hour before you go outside to protect your skin from the moment you get in the sun

  • Don’t forget delicate and easy-burning areas such as your lips, nose, ears, hairline, the back of your neck, your hands, and the tops of your feet

  • Opt for waterproof or sports formulas if you plan to be in the water or sweating heavily during outdoor activities

  • Plan to reapply your sunscreen every two hours

  • Avoid the peak hours in the sun, typically from ten to two in the middle of the day

  • You can find sunscreen for face and body as well as moisturizers and after-sun lotions to hydrate your skin after a long day in the sun. If you are not sure what to get, you can visit LaLa Daisy’s website for the top brands and quality products for sun care as well as the latest in makeup, hair care, and skincare.

     

     

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