The most common form of cancer in the USA is skin cancer. The World Health Organization indicates that one in every three cancers diagnosed is skin cancer, and Skin Cancer Foundation statistics indicate as many as one in every five Americans will develop skin cancer. So when it comes to basking in the sun, it is critical to have proper sunscreen and protection, so you can fight off damaging rays and still enjoy the outdoors to your hearts content.
Increased exposure to the sun, and specifically the ultraviolet radiation from the sun over time can lead to freckles, wrinkles, premature aging, dryness, in-elasticity or mottled skin. Although cliche, the best offense is a good defense, so keeping your skin properly protected from the sun’s harmful rays is a necessary first step, and we’re going to show you how.
Tips to Prevent Sunburns & UV Damage
For your Face: Use a teaspoon of sun protection. Our favorites are Solar Defense Booster SPF30 and Extra Rich FaceBlock SPF30 1.7oz. Both offer SPF30 protection, but with one distinct difference: Dermalogica’s Extra Rich FaceBlock combines sunscreen and moisturizer into one, while Dermalogica’s Solar Defense Booster can be used in combination with your favorite Dermalogica moisturizer.
For your Body: Use 1.5 oz. (44.36 ml) of sun protection. Our favorites are MultiVitamin BodyBlock SPF20 and WaterBlock Solar Spray SPF30. Both offer UVA & UVB protection, but Dermalogica’s MultiVitamin BodyBlock combines sunscreen and body moisturizer, while their WaterBlock Solar Spray is a water resistant sunscreen* which provides full-spectrum protection in a rapidly absorbing, alcohol-free spray.
Did you know?
UV Radiation Passes through Materials: UV Radiation can go through hats, clothing, windows, clouds and other . In order to actually protect yourself from the sun’s UV radiation, SPF protection is required to prevent skin cancer and premature aging.
Reapply Every Two Hours: It is important to reapply sunscreen protection every two hours, or as specified by the manufacturer. It is highly recommended to reapply sun protection after taking a swim or after working out.
Ouch! Not only are sunburns painful, but they usually also result in skin damage, such as red skin and even flaking skin on burn areas. So what can you do if you’ve already been sun burned? Dermalogica’s After Sun Repair provides soothing treatment to repair damage from exposure to UV sunlight, while cooling and reducing discomfort often associated with sunburns. However, the real solution is to not get sun burned in the first place, and if you follow the steps outlined above, you can prevent sun burns from happening in the first place and still enjoy the sun.