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SPF Skin Care Myths

August 13th, 2010

SPF Skin Care MythsResearching the ingredients used in skin care products and the purposes of various products, like those that can protect against the sun, is a way to ensure that the skin remains youthful through age.

UVA and UVB ray exposure can cause premature aging throughout the skin, especially through the face and choosing products that contain sun protection factor (SPF) is essential in the maintenance of healthy skin.
Through the researching and comparison of various products it is important to consider the myths surrounding SPF skin care. Some of the common myths surrounding SPF skin care include:

Myth: Sunscreen and Facial Moisturizers Containing Sunscreen are Equal.

There are vast differences between regular sunscreen and products containing sunscreen that are meant for the delicate skin of the face. Sunscreen contains ingredients that can cause the pores to become clogged with oil, reducing moisture production in the skin and leading to breakouts.

Facial products like moisturizers that contain SPF should be applied to the delicate skin of the face as they contain concentrated ingredients without the oils that can be detrimental to the health of the skin on the face and regular sunscreen products should not be applied to the face.

Myth: You don’t need SPF Skin Care through the Winter Months.

SPF skin care through the winter months, or even through overcast days where the sun is not shining at its brightest is essential, as it can provide protection from the skin from the reflection of UVA and UVB rays but also from the rays that the skin is exposed to through the clouds.

Using a skin care moisturizer that contains SPF through the components can ensure that this protection is maintained, through the entire year, regardless of the season and can be easily integrated into the skin care routine.

Myth: The Number of SPF chosen doesn’t Matter.

A higher sun protection factor provides a higher barrier between the UVA and UVB rays and the skin, for a longer period of time. A high SPF factor is recommended for the face as it can reduce exposure to the components that can contribute to premature aging and damage through the surface layers of the skin.

Skin care education is essential to ensure that the skin is protected against harmful UVA and UVB rays that can contribute to damaged, dry and aging skin. Learning to differentiate between the facts and myths about skin care can help the consumer to make the choices to better protect the skin.

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