Why is SPF So Important For Your Skin?

When it comes to protecting my face and skin from the sun, I take my regiment as well as the products I use very seriously. As most do, I love being out in the sun, but with that comes consequences to your skin. Growing up, we spent family vacations in Florida, Mexico, and other hot climates and I was always in the water from sunup to sundown and would always come back with the darkest tan you could imagine. I am already naturally dark so when I am exposed to the sun, I tan faster than anything. As I entered University, I started to educated myself more on skincare, and learned about how damaging the sun can be to your skin and the importance of wearing SPF (primarily on your face) everyday, regardless of the season. I took this to heart and as the years went on, whenever I saw a woman with flawless skin and asked her what she uses, almost every response was that they wear an SPF product on their face everyday.  The stigma with SPF’s is people think that wearing it doesn’t allow you to tan, which is the biggest myth. SPF is protecting you from the UV radiation from reaching the skin, which cause wrinkles, dryness, and discolouration to your skin. You will still get colour I promise! Here are my favourite SPF products I am currently using or highly recommend:

Keihls Activator Sun Protector

  UVA/UVB Protection with patented Sun-Filter Technology; great for sensitive skin; fragrance and paraben free

LancômeBIENFAIT UV SPF 50+ Super Fluid Facial Sunscreen
– oil free, SPF 50+
– recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation
– lightweight to be worn along or under makeup

MuradCity Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50 

  • – good for all skin types

– environment protection technology that evens skintone

– protects from environmental pollutants, and provides Vitamin C to skin

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