The Summer Skincare SPF Guide
As summer draws near, anticipation begins to take over the air, with thoughts of longer hours, short-sleeved shirts, and lazy days on the beach. But that’s not all that is offered during the hottest season of the year. The warmer weather calls us to shed our heavy clothes and expose more of our skin, even as the sunlight’s heat masks invisible UV rays. This is the reason why SPF is a vital element for our summer skincare routine.
A lot of us imagine SPF as something that we use to go to the beach or if we’re planning to be exposed to the sun for extended durations of time. While important as SPF is in those situations’, it’s equally essential for everyday use. Even the simple act of getting between our cars can expose our skin as well as our necks and arms to the ravages of sun damage. What do you think are the main factors to consider when selecting SPF for Summer SPF? Let’s look at the following:
Physical Vs. Chemical Sunscreen
Chemical sunscreens are very well-known in the US, and it’s not a surprise considering how easy access it is. Drug stores and grocery aisles are filled with SPF chemicals that cause one to believe they’re the best choice. Don’t be fooled by that. Physical SPF skincare products are much healthier for your skin, body, and the environment. Here’s why:
The process of chemical SPF is to take in UV rayons in your skin and, by a chemical reaction, convert them into heat and disperse the rays. This process causes heat to the dermis, which may result in redness, irritation, and discomfort. Physical SPF bounces sunlight off your skin as mirrors, which is much more effective.UV radiations don’t penetrate the skin.
Certain Chemical SPF ingredients could be extremely irritating to the skin, while Physical SPF is generally relaxing and soothing.
Chemical SPF can be a great first application, but it must be rinsed off before applying it again if you wish to have the same protection. This is due to the fact that the chemical ingredient that makes up the SPF has to be able to penetrate the skin to perform. The residue left over from the expiring SPF hinders the effectiveness of the new SPF, which stops it from functioning as efficiently. Physical SPF is layered without getting rid of it.
UVA / UVB Protection in SPF Skincare Products
Always apply broad spectrum SPF as UV rays are distinct in their effects, and UVA and UVB radiations come with specific threats. UVB Rays are the most frequent rays SPF products are designed to guard against. They are particularly prevalent in the summer months and during the most bright hours in the morning. They can cause skin irritation. The skin. However, UVA Rays are far more dangerous. They’re present all year round, every time there’s daylight. They can enter the clouds and glass and are believed to weaken our skin’s collagen and elastin. They also cause many different types of skin cancers. We must ensure that our SPF shields us from both.
At Jane Iredale, we create an amazing selection of products for skincare and makeup, including SPF-based products to satisfy your needs.
Powder me SPF30 dry sunscreen Complete coverage with our most powerful SPF 30.
PurePressed Base Mineral Foundation – semi-matte finish and sheer-to-full coverage with SPF 20/15
Incredible Base Loose Mineral powder with a luminous finish and sheer-to-full coverage with an SPF 20/15.
Glow Time Pro BB Cream Radiant-satin finish, medium coverage, with an SPF of 25.
Enlighten Plus Full-Coverage under-eye Concealer Semi-matte finish and full coverage, with an SPF of 30/20.
LipDrink Lip Balm Lip balm that hydrates and has SPF 15