Importance of SPF for men and women
SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor and is a measure of how well protected the skin is from UV rays. Every day of the year not just summer months. The main propose of sunscreen is to protect you from UVA and UVB rays, but also from IR, infrared radiation . This comes from computer screens and phones, among other things, but I mentioned these as we use them everyday. . If you spend money on face creams and having facials, you will understand to get the full package/ results , just how important it is to wear sunscreen. Don’t panic , It’s never too late to start.
Everyone is on a mission for younger , healthier , glowing skin, male and female. It stands to reason, you must wear SPF. Sun can damage the skins lower levels if burnt, think of it like a hot water burn. The skin has to work on repairing the damage , instead of maintaining antiaging and hydration optimum levels. It takes time to get the right hydration levels back after sun burn, this can cause irreversible skin damage such as early aging, and worst of all skin cancer.
UVC rays are the most dangerous to us, but natural UVC never get through the ozone layer, thankfully. UVB rays penetrate the outside layer of our skin , but UVA rays have the potential to penetrate multiple layers .
I am asked all the time about the car widow when driving, can the sun get in? Yes , contrary to popular belief , you should wear sunscreen inside as well as outside. Especially if you are farming or driving for a living. Truck/ taxi drivers have said, they feel their skin need the window has aged or is much drier than the other side. UV rays can penetrate through glass and reach your skin.
The best way to make sure your skin is protected from th sun 24/7 is to put on sunscreem everyday. To make sure that your skin is protected throughtut the dayis to reapply every 2 hours. The reason is that all humans sweat. All humans have dirt on their faces and this can dilute the SPF that you apply. If you wear sunscreen alll the time your skin will be safe.
Always use a separte sunscreen to you moisturiser or make up. This is the only way you can be sure that you have the correct amount of SPF on. If your using an anti aging cream can can hydrate , anti age , protect against free radicals, etc how can a mixture truly be giving 100 percent spf protection.