What is UVA and UVB?
Overtime UV exposure leads to the formation of wrinkles, dark spots and other problem areas all of which can add years to the way you look. Research shows that UV exposure is the reason behind a whopping 80% of skin ageing.
Did you know you can get 2 types of SPF, Chemical or Physical?
Here's the low down on the difference…..
Chemical Sunscreens are simply chemicals which absorb the UV rays that hit the skin. These types are generally easier to find, and chances are you are using one! Chemical filters offer more coverage against UVA and UVB rays, however, they tend to be more irritating for the skin and generally aren't good for acne suffers but can work well on darker skin tones.
Physical Sunscreens are reflectors and usually contain zinc or titanium oxide and therefore reflect the UV rays. This is perfect for me being an acne sufferer as it doesn't cause breakouts. However, due to the reflective nature of these it tends not to be a good choice for those with darker skin tones as can appear rather white on the skin.
The ZO skinhealth stocks a range of both physical and chemical SPFs ranging form factor 30 to factor 50. All of which can be incorporated into your daily skincare routine and blend naturally to sit under make-up with out that dreaded 'greasy' appearance. My personal favourite? The ZO skinhealth sunscreen + primer SPF - I love how this physical SPF blends to become a silky primer. Dr. Elle loves the chemical Smart Tone Factor 50 for the bronzed glow and light weight feel.
Well, thankfully the cosmetic industry has created a powder version of SPF to cover over after makeup applications, all hail the Sunforgettable brush on Sunscreen in factor 50 by Science. So no need to wash makeup off and start again.
Taking a Vitamin C supplement alongside applying sunscreen can increase the effectiveness of your SPF.
I can help you choose the right SPF for your skin needs.
Feel free to DM me for advice regarding your SPF