Toby Dash, an editor at fivestarskincare.co that blogs all about the world of skincare, health & beauty recently shared a post by Anne Matea about sunscreen. It begins by stating that we all know we need protection from the damaging UV rays. We also know that we need a cream, lotion or moisturizer with a high SPF. But what does high SPF actually mean? And what does SPF stand for? Could you prevent skin cancer if you choose a higher SPF? And what sunscreen protection would actually be recommended for you?
Let’s discover together how we can use the sun protection factor to reduce premature skin aging and prevent sunburns. More than this, we will have a look at how long SPF can actually protect you from the damaging effects of sun exposure and how to use the sunscreen to get the best possible benefits. But first …
Why do you need SPF?
Sunscreen has multiple benefits for the skin, such as:
- It helps prevent the occurrence of premature signs of aging at the level of the skin;
- It helps keep the skin hydrated, even during prolonged sun exposure;
- Can help prevent skin burns;
- It reduces the risk of developing skin cancer.