With summer here, you likely have more than a few plans to spend your days outside basking in the warm sun. And although a little Vitamin D is good for your skin and overall health, nothing is quite as bad for your skin as too much sun. To help you keep your skin protected all summer long, look for these three things when shopping for a sunscreen. Read on to learn more.
There are two different types of sun rays: UVA rays and UVB rays. UVA rays penetrate deep into the skin, whereas UVB rays are the ones that are notorious for giving you a sunburn. When shopping for a sunscreen, look for one that contains zinc oxide in it. Zinc oxide is a natural, non-toxic ingredient that works to protect your skin from both UVA and UVB rays.
Water and Sweat Resistance
If you are going to be doing a lot of exercises, hiking, or swimming this summer, make sure that you are looking for a sunscreen that’s both sweat and water resistant. The extra barrier in these kinds of sunscreens will help to protect your skin for longer. Even though you may be wearing a water and sweat resistant sunscreen, make sure that you are still applying it every two to three hours for optimum protection.
Even though sunscreens that contain ecamsule are a bit on the pricey side, this unique ingredient will help shield your skin from the sun’s UVA rays which will cause sun damage and spots later on down the line.
One of the best things you can do for your skin wears a high-quality sunscreen. Whether you’re planning on laying out at the pool or spending time in your garden this summer, make sure that you are applying a sunscreen every couple of hours. To learn more about sun protection and how you can take better care of your skin, contact Georgia Dermatology Partners today!