It is that time of the year again where the sun is our skin’s enemy!

What is SPF?

Most sunscreens with an SPF of 15 or higher do an excellent job of protecting against UVB. As skin care professionals, we recommend wearing SPF 50 for a broad spectrum of protection for the sun. SPF — or Sun Protection Factor — is a measure of a sunscreen’s ability to prevent UVB from damaging the skin. Here’s how it works: If it takes 20 minutes for your unprotected skin to start turning red, using an SPF 15 sunscreen theoretically prevents reddening 15 times longer — about five hours, so imagine what the SPF 50 can do!

Everyone over the age of six months should wear sunscreen daily throughout the year. Even those who work inside or near windows, which generally filter out UVB but not UVA rays.. Keep in mind that your skin is always vulnerable to the sun.

Wearing sunscreen will help keep a younger-looking you!

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