Although it’s essential to wear sunscreen year-round, there is still a common misconception that sunscreen is only necessary during the summer months or on particularly sunny days. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth! Even on overcast or cloudy days, harmful UV rays can still penetrate the skin and cause damage, making sunscreen a crucial part of any AM skincare routine.
It’s also important to note that some people may believe they don’t need sunscreen because they have naturally darker skin tones. While it’s true that darker skin does offer some natural protection from the sun, it’s NOT enough to prevent long-term damage. Everyone, regardless of skin tone, should use sunscreen to protect their skin from the harmful UV rays.
And do you know why sunscreen is truly a skincare superhero?
Sunscreen is not just for preventing sunburns and reducing the risk of skin cancer - there are so many other benefits to wearing sunscreen every day:
When it comes to choosing a sunscreen, one of the biggest decisions you’ll need to make is whether to go for a chemical or a physical sunscreen. While both types are effective at protecting the skin from the harmful UV rays, there are some key differences between the two.
Chemical sunscreens work by absorbing UV radiation and converting it into heat, which is then released from the skin. The active ingredients in chemical sunscreens include compounds like avobenzone and octinoxate. These sunscreens are typically lightweight and easy to apply, making them a popular choice for everyday use.
On the other hand, physical sunscreens create a physical barrier that reflects UV radiation away from the skin. The active ingredients in physical sunscreens include minerals like titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. These sunscreens feel thicker than the chemical ones and may leave a white cast on the skin, but they are often preferred by people with sensitive skin or those who want a more natural option.
At our spa and online shop, we offer a wide range of sunscreens to suit every skin type and preference. Let’s dive into our favorites and best sellers!
SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion (shop now)
TiZo3 Primer/Sunscreen Tinted SPF 40 (get yours)
iS Clinical Eclipse SPF 50+ PerfectTint (add to cart)
Skinceuticals Physical Matte UV Defense SPF 50(shop here)
Whether you prefer a chemical or physical sunscreen, both are effective at protecting your skin. But with so many options available, it’s important to make sure to choose the sunscreen that suits your individual needs and skin type. Explore all our sunscreen options on our website and reach out to us if you have any questions.
And don’t forget - next time you head outside, apply your sunscreen!
With so many beauty products out there and so much contradicting information on social media, it can be exhausting trying to find the latest and greatest products that promise to transform your skin… and that actually do!