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Summer is in full swing, which means every day is a beautiful day to head outside. Whether you’re going for a run, heading to the pool, or working in the yard, it’s important to protect your body from the harmful rays of the sun by using a dependable sunscreen. Elta MD has specially formulated a sunscreen that is both safe and effective, and is one of the most widely used brands among celebrity circles.
Why Do I Need Sunscreen?
Everyone strives for that nice, even tan. But is it really worth it? The sun’s rays can be damaging not only to the surface of your skin, but also deeper down as well. There are two types of ultraviolet radiation that reach our skin from the sun: UVA and UVB. While neither are visible to the naked human eye, you can easily begin to feel their effects after only a few minutes outdoors without sun protection.
UVA light is also known as long-wave light, and it is present during the daytime no matter how cloudy it might be. These rays, while also responsible for helping you tan, penetrate deep down into your skin and cause your skin to lose its ability to hold firm. Too much exposure to UVA light causes wrinkles and is a major factor in the development of skin cancer.
UVB light, on the other hand, discolors and burns your skin. Whereas UVA rays are present at all times of the day, your UVB exposure changes depending on the weather, location, and time of year. UVB rays also reflect off of water and sand, which is why it is important to wear sunscreen during any trip to the beach.
How Does Sunscreen Work?
After you apply EltaMD sunscreen to your skin, harmful UVA and UVB rays are reflected and scatter away from your body, protecting you from damage to your skin. EltaMD sunscreens don’t only help prevent surface damage to your skin, however. If used as directed and combined with other sun protection measures, you can dramatically decrease your risk of developing skin cancer and the process of early aging caused by the harmful rays of the sun.
How Much Sunscreen Do I Need?
While EltaMD suncreens last longer than other leading brands, you should make sure that your entire body is protected and that you regularly reapply the lotion to your skin. When wearing a swimsuit, about an ounce of sunscreen is needed to fully cover every exposed part of your body. Sunscreen should also be reapplied every two to three hours, and more frequently if swimming or exerting yourself to account for the wash away that occurs due to water or sweat.
How Is EltaMD Sunscreen Formulated?
The main ingredient in every bottle of EltaMD sunscreen is zinc oxide, the same compound used to treat and prevent diaper rash in infants. Zinc oxide is an all-natural mineral compound, and is completely safe to use on infants and children. Zinc also maintains its form in the sun, making it much more effective than chemical ingredients that may lose their protective abilities over time. Sunscreens that include zinc also block the widest spectrum of the sun’s rays, including both UVA and UVB.
Ready to Get Started?
Damage from the sun is a serious health concern, and goes far beyond simple sunburns. Without the proper protection, you may be at risk for premature aging, wrinkles, or skin cancer. If you’re in need of high-quality, doctor-recommended protection like EltaMD Sunscreens, contact CORE Medical & Wellness today at 888-521-0688 to learn more!
If you’re looking for more information about our skincare products and procedures, you can learn more at https://coremedicalwellness.com/skin-care-products/.
Kristin Freda is our medical aesthetician at CORE Medical & Wellness. Kristin has been in the skincare industry for 13+ years, and has worked at some of the most prestigious day spas and medical spas in New Jersey. Read her full bio here.