The Truth About Sunscreen
It is beach time!!!
Which means it is sunscreen time as well! As a general rul of thumb it is recommended to go with a minimum of SPF 15 all year round. But what does this SPF really stands for?
SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor and it ranges between factor 2 and 50. Now the question is: how to choose the right factor and what are we really protected against?
1) Here's the thing, a SPF 15 means that it will take 15 times longer for your skin to burn than without SPF. Same goes for all the factors. What really matters is that the mission of SPF is to absorb ultraviolet radiation.
SPF 2 will block only 50% of the UV rays.
SPF 15 will block 93% of the UV rays.
SPF 30 will block 97% of the UV rays.
SPF 50 will block 99% of the UV rays and it will take 50 times longer for your skin to get damaged ;)
2) There are 2 types of ultraviolets: UVA & UVB. UVB is the most known, it is the one that causes burning & tanning and it is the one that is blocked by most of the sunscreens available on the market. What I am worried about is UVA, responsible for AGEING. We don't want that. So pleaaaase, when choosing your sunscreen, make sure that it mentions UVA protection as well! UVA are really nasty and are actually much more intense than UVB. So watch out and use a sunscreen with UVA/UVB or what they call broad-spectrum protection like the EISENBERG ones shown here in my pretty picture :)
3) Having a glow during summer is great, you have a nice little tan and you just feel gorgeous. BUT there is nothing wrong with having a fair complexion and the run against the clock to "who is going to be the more tan" is actually stupid. So whatever your skin tone, take care of your skin, it is your beauty organ. Without it, we are basically screwed and no cream in the world will ever make up for the fact that we have damaged our skin. So cream up!
I love EISENBERG products :)