Cover it up! Tis the season.
Here are a few of my favorite sunscreens out there and why this is important. (Especially in Texas!)
Reef Safety. The protect our eco-system of our reefs sunscreen should contain zinc or titanium rather than oxybenzone. This is what we refer to as a “physical sunscreen” vs “chemical sunscreen”.
The formula needs to be “broad spectrum” protecting from both UVA and UVB rays. Heres why….
- They’re more penetrating than UVB rays, which means they can affect cells deeper in the skin.
- They cause skin to age prematurely, leading to visible effects such as wrinkles.
- UVB rays damage the outermost layers of the skin.
- UVB rays cause most skin cancers but they can also contribute to skin aging prematurely.
FYI – Even incidental sun exposure can cause hyperpigmentation and other damage to your skin. So if you’re leaving the house at all, protection is imperative.
Here are my top picks for facial sunscreens:
Dr. Barbara Sturm Sun Drops SPF 50
Alba Botanica Sensitive Mineral Sunscreen
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