One of the most important aspects of skin care is sun protection. Our skin care clinic team recommend using sunscreen as part of your daily skincare routine to protect your skin over the coming years. UV radiation from sun exposure causes premature aging, hyper pigmentation, DNA damage of the skin cells and an increased risk of skin cancer.
There are two main components of UV rays: UVA are responsible for aging and UBV are responsible for burning. Both UVA and UVB rays are contributing factors to skin cancer and the more burns you have the more likely it is that you will develop skin cancer. It is very important to use a sunscreen that is broad spectrum and recommended by skin care clinic experts. One of the leading products, EltaMD can help protect your skin from both UVA and UVB damage.
EltaMD sunscreen is a physician supported sunscreen containing high percentages of transparent zinc oxide to protect your skin from both UVA and UVB radiation. Zinc oxide is a natural mineral compound that blocks the widest range of UVA and UVB rays and is a physical sunscreen ingredient. This leads to a very important question, why is a physical sunscreen better than a chemical sunscreen? Chemical sunscreen absorbs UV radiation in the skin, dissipating it as heat, sometimes making your skin feel hotter in the sun. Physical sunscreen reflects and scatters UV rays to filter out UV radiation so it essentially bounces off of the skin. Physical sunscreen ingredients are also more stable than chemical sunscreen ingredients.
The best choice for broad spectrum, medical grade, physical sunscreen is EltaMD. It has earned the Skin Cancer Foundation Seal of recommendation. EltaMD is non-comedogenic, sensitivity-free, paraben-free and fragrance-free. It is a versatile line of sun care products created to be customized to your skin type and activities. Several products are available in tinted and non-tinted formulations as well as water-resistant options for the face, body and lips and are great for the entire family. Get ready to have some fun in the sun this spring and summer and shield your skin from the harmful UV rays with EltaMD; the superior product for sun defense!!
Spring Special – purchase any two EltaMD sunscreens products, one for the face and one for the body and receive a free Elta Sport.
EltaMD UV Sport– best for face but can be used all over the body, water-resistant 80 minutes, won’t rinse off with water or drip in to your eyes and sting, great for swimmers, runners, golfers, active lifestyles and those who like to be outdoors. Apply to wet or dry skin. 3 oz size. Retail price $23.
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