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SPF Skin Care FAQ’s

August 11th, 2010

SPF Skin Care FAQIncluding protection against the sun in skin care products is important, especially for skin care products that are used on the face. Choosing skin care products that contain SPF protection can help to retain the youthful glow and the moisture levels of the skin.

Should I use Sunscreen on my Face?

Although there are many skin care products and moisturizers that are meant to be used on the face containing a high level of SPF to protect the skin, it is important to avoid the use of traditional sunscreen on the face. Common ingredients that are used in sunscreen can cause dryness within the skin and therefore should be avoided.
Sunscreen can cause a film that is cast upon the skin. This film can cause the skin to become oily and the pores of the skin to become clogged and the exposure of traditional sunscreen to the delicate facial skin should be avoided.

What level of SPF care should I use for my face?

Through the process of choosing skin care products for the face it is important to choose products that will protect the delicate skin of the face from the sun – as exposure to the sun can cause premature aging through fine lines and wrinkles that are seen through the skin.

An SPF of at least forty-five is recommended to ensure that the delicate facial skin is protected from the sun. Available in combination facial products, it should be applied to the skin before any other products to ensure maximum protection is maintained.

Do I need SPF protection even when it’s not Sunny?

Although the sun is not shining, it is important to realize that the skin is still being exposed to UVA and UVB rays and can be damaged from the rays of the sun through the form of burning and a loss of moisture in the skin that can contribute to premature signs of aging.

Products containing sun protection should be used all year round, even through the winter months. Through the winter months, the reflection from the ice and snow can cause the skin to become exposed to a higher level of UVA and UVB rays, causing damage to the skin. Combined with the dryness that can be caused through the winter months, this can be detrimental to the health of the skin.

How Long Does SPF skin Protection Last?

Many people are unsure how long the sun protection factor within the skin care products are going to remain on the skin, providing protection, before they must be re-applied. The majority of skin care products that are used on the skin are moisturizers and creams containing an SPF level of at least forty-five. These products will remain on the skin throughout the day when applied to the skin prior to other products and will continue to provide protection against the UVA and UVB rays to provide the skin with protection needed.

Learning about SPF skin care and considering the components that are used within each of the skin care products can be an effective way to make the decision between the many choices that are available. This information can be found through product inserts and packages that are available.

Using reviews to compare the products can also be a great way to determine which products are best suited to the personalized needs of the skin and can be helpful while determining superior products that are available.

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