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Sunscreen has arguably become an essential part of daily skin care, providing critical protection against the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. However, choosing the right sunscreen for your skin type and lifestyle can be difficult due to the abundance of options on the market. Just as choosing the right toner is essential for daily skin care, choosing the most suitable sunscreen is also crucial for overall skin health. In this guide, we’ll cover the most important factors to consider when choosing a sunscreen, relating to WOW Skin Science’s premium range of sunscreens.
1. Understanding Sun Protection Factor (SPF).
The sun protection factor, or SPF, indicates how effectively a sunscreen protects against UVB rays, which cause sunburn. A higher SPF provides better protection. However, SPF does not measure protection against UVA rays, which are more abundant and penetrate deeper into the skin, causing premature aging. For most people, an SPF of 30-50 is sufficient, blocking 97-98% of UVB rays.
2. Broad spectrum sunscreen
A broad-spectrum sunscreen is essential to protect against both UVA and UVB rays. WOW Skin Science Sunscreen Matt Finish – SPF 55 PA offers broad coverage, making it the perfect choice for everyday use.
3. Considering your skin type
Just like you choose a facial toner according to your skin type, your sunscreen should also match your skin. If you have oily skin, choose a non-comedogenic, oil-based formula. Dry skin would benefit from a moisturizing sunscreen, while sensitive skin should choose a product that does not contain irritants, preferably physical blockers such as zinc oxide and titanium dioxide.
4. The right formula for your lifestyle
If you are active, sunscreen against water and sweat is necessary. However, remember that no sunscreen is completely waterproof and you will need to reapply after heavy sweating or swimming.
5. Checking the ingredients list
As with face wash, it’s important to understand the ingredients in your sunscreen. For those who want a natural, mineral-based sunscreen, choose products with zinc oxide or titanium dioxide, such as WOW Skin Science Sunscreen Matte Finish – SPF 55 PA.
6. Correct application is key
Don’t forget to apply plenty of sunscreen about 15-30 minutes before going out. Sunscreen should be reapplied every 2 hours and immediately after swimming or heavy sweating. Remember to cover areas that are often overlooked, such as the ears, the nape of the neck and the upper legs.
7. Daily use of sunscreen
Sunscreen should be used every day, not just in summer. Even on cloudy days, up to 80% of the sun’s harmful UV rays can reach your skin.
8. Waterproof and sweatproof sunscreen
If you swim or sweat a lot, waterproof and sweat-proof sunscreens are essential. But remember that no sunscreen is completely waterproof and reapply every 2 hours or immediately after swimming or excessive sweating.
Choosing the right sunscreen is an important part of skin care, just like choosing the right toner. By considering factors such as SPF, broad spectrum protection, your skin type, lifestyle and product ingredients, you can make the right choice. With a variety of options, WOW Skin Science offers high-quality sunscreen products for different skin types and needs, making the decision-making process easier and personalized. Adding sunscreen to your daily routine will not only protect your skin, but also improve its overall health and glow. Remember that protecting your skin from harmful UV rays starts with the right sunscreen.