Fact: If you have skin, you should be protecting it from sun damage.
Many people negate the importance of sun protection without understanding the effects of the sun on the skin, both long and short-term.
Here are 5 must-know facts about skin protection for every skin type and tone.
Overexposure to the sun is risky.
To effectively protect your skin from sun damage, you have to understand what the risks are. The sun gives off ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Prolonged, frequent exposure can cause early aging and even skin cancer. This is why we advise our clients to limit their time in the sun, especially during afternoon hours, and wear sunscreen every day even when you don’t go outside.
Every. Skin. Tone. Needs. Sunscreen.
Yes, even Black people. While skin cancer is more common for people with lighter skin tones, sun damage and other risks are applicable for all skin types.
Applying sunscreen once often isn’t enough.
You should reapply sunscreen every two hours or after swimming or sweating. Remember, the sun’s rays are strongest between 10am and 4pm, and are reflected by sand, ice, snow, water, pavement, and windows.
Sun protection factor (SPF) matters.
The SPF of a sunscreen product indicates the level of protection it provides from UV radiation. An SPF of at least 30 can block 97% of the sun’s rays.
The sun has two types of UV rays.
Ultraviolet A rays are the most common and cause wrinkles. Ultraviolet B rays are the most dangerous because they cause skin cancer. Look for sunscreen products that offer a broad spectrum of protection.
Try our PBS UV Sunscreen!
Not only does our oil-free PBS UV Shield Sunscreen offer broadband protection against sunburn and photo-damage, it's your first defense against the re-darkening of post-acne spots and hyperpigmentation.
How it works:
- Recommended for all skin types. Acne and eczema friendly!
- Acts as a shield against harmful UVA and UVB radiation from the sun.
- Blocks sunburn, photo-damage and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
- Hydrates and moisturizes the skin without clogging pores.