Sunscreen Don’t Leave Home Without Applying!
The sun’s Ultraviolet A (long-wave) and Ultraviolet B (short-wave) rays both penetrate the atmosphere and play a role in causing skin cancer, premature aging, and wrinkles. The use of a sun block that protects against both UVA and UVB rays is recommended to reduce not only the risk of skin cancer but also the signs of aging.
Excessive UV radiation damages your skin’s DNA producing genetic mutations, which can lead to skin cancer. Excessive UV radiation also leads to premature aging and wrinkles.
UVA rays penetrate the deeper layers of skin and have a major role in tanning, skin aging and wrinkling. Until recently scientists did not think UVA rays contributed to skin cancers. However research has proven that UVA light damages both basal and squamous skin cells and contributes to the development of skin cancers.
UVB rays damage the more superficial layers of your skin, and is responsible for your skin turning red and burning. UVB rays play a major role in causing skin cancer, but also contribute to tanning and photo aging.
Its essential to protect yourself from both UVA and UVB rays.
All sun screens have a Sun Protection factor (SPF). The number indicates how long it will take UVB rays to redden the skin when using a sun block compared without sun block protection. For example an SPF of 30 will allow someone to stay out thirty times longer than if they were not wearing sun block.
An SPF of 15 will block 93% of the sun’s UVB rays, an SPF of 30 blocks 97% and an SPF of 50 blocks 98% of UVB rays.
Both UVA and UVB cause damage to your skin so it is important to get a sun block that provides protection from both types of ultraviolet light. To ensure you are getting good protection choose a sun block of SPF of 15 or higher. (I prefer an SPF of 50). In addition, in order to also get adequate UVA protection, look for some combination of titanium dioxide (UVA/UAB), zinc oxide (UVA/UVB), and or avobenzone (UVA)
Our M.D. Skin Essentials skin care line includes, two Age Defense Antioxidant Sunscreens, a moisturizing formula, and one for sensitive skin.
At Optimal Wellness our skin care products are the finest medical grade scientifically based line of skin care products. All our skin care products are gluten free, cruelty free, made in the USA, and paraben free..
Our broad-spectrum antioxidant sunscreens are both SPF50, giving maximum protection against both UVA and UVB rays.
The moisturing skin formula is for dry or more mature skin; it is a wonderful moisturizing base that can double as a makeup primer. The sensitive skin formula, is perfect for people with sensitive skin, those with oily skin or prone to acne.
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