With summer approaching and the sun hitting its peak, your skin will require all the protection and care it can get. What’s the best sunscreen for your face, how to prevent sun burns and itchiness, what about the UV index scale… So many questions. SPF is your BFF, of course, but today there’s so much more to it than that. It’s a whole science, really. Whether you are using chemical or physical sunscreen products, here are 5 easy ways to protect your skin better, preventing it from sun burn, damage and quicker aging, including how to use BOOST to make your sun block even more effective.
1. AVOID DIRECT SUNLIGHT AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE
First of all, the simplest advice: you should avoid direct sunlight between the hours of 10AM and 5PM, remaining in the shade whenever possible. If you do decide to sunbathe anyway, at least make sure you do it when the sun is not at its highest. And, of course, always make sure to apply your sun protection.
2. GO WITH A HIGHER SPF AND BROAD SPECTRUM SUNSCREEN
To prevent skin damage and that aging effect, make sure to use sunscreen with a higher SPF. SPF, or the “sun protection factor” is a number that suggests how long you can stay in the sun without burning. For example, an SPF 50 will offer longer protection than an SPF 30 (and is usually used for the more sensitive skin areas, like the face). Keep in mind, though: SPF indicates protection against UVB ultraviolet rays (they cause skin burn and itchiness), but you should not forget about the UVA rays that penetrate the skin deeper (and cause lines, wrinkles, pigmentation). So make sure to go for the so-called “broad spectrum” sunscreen products.
3. REAPPLY SUNSCREEN EVERY COUPLE OF HOURS
62%* of people using sunscreen have light and fair skin prone to sun burn. If you must – or want to – stay longer in the sun, don’t forget to reapply sunscreen every couple of hours, especially with the lower SPFs. The only way to make sure that your skin is as protected as possible is by reapplying your sunscreen regularly. Some of it will evaporate, some of it will rub off and simply vanish. In most cases, your sunscreen will provide protection for up to two hours, or just 40-80 minutes when exposed to water.
4. GO WITH A WATER-RESISTANT FORMULA
Because we’ll be spending a lot of time in the sun, swimming, or simply “sweating it off,” a water-resistant formula will come in handy. When you go swimming or enjoying any other physical activity, you won’t have to be concerned about your skin being protected. Nobody has time to think about their sunscreen application when all they want to do is relax and enjoy the great summer weather.
5. USE BOOST TO MAXIMIZE YOUR SUNSCREEN PROTECTION
Sun blocking elements in your sunscreen need to remain on the skin’s surface and its outer layers, but the active ingredients – be they hydrating, antioxidant, or brightening – need to be driven deeper into the skin. And this is not possible to do with your fingers alone.
This is where BOOST comes in. This smart device is well known for its Enhanced Delivery of active ingredients. Using magnetic technology, BOOST will enhance the delivery of sun protection to the skin’s upper layers, where it is most needed. But even more importantly, BOOST will push the active ingredients in, to keep the skin nourished.
For example, if your cream contains hyaluronic acid to hydrate your skin during and after sun exposure, BOOST will help push it where it’s needed the most. Sun is both making our skin drier and making us sweat and, therefore, lose water. BOOST will simply push that same hyaluronic acid 5.6x deeper into the skin leaving it hydrated longer, while the sun-protecting agents will remain on the surface of the skin, right where they are supposed to be.
According to REDUIT consumers’ preferences*, some of the best sunscreen for face are: La Roche-Posay Anthelios Age Correct SPF 50, Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40, and Neutrogena Fresh Cooling Body Mist Sunblock SPF 70. What is your favorite sunscreen product?
So there you have it. Stay cool and stay well protected. And get yourself BOOST.
Rest assured – your skin will thank you for it!
*source: REDUIT BOOST app database, 2022.