Memorial Day just passed. So it’s just another indication that summertime is just around the corner! So, besides extra crunches at the gym…what else do you do to prepare for the stretch of summer heat?
Prepare your skin.
Two items that are a must; a daily moisturizer with SPF (for the day) and Sunblock (for the day to play).
On the market, I have noticed that there have been a significant increase of daily moisturizers that have successfully blended moisture, SPF protection and healing into one tube. So, take a look at my recommendations (below) and please, please engage in the Science Note to get more sound information on the importance of SPF.
SPF (Sun Protection Factor) numbers on a package can range from as low as 2 to as high as 60. These numbers refer to the product’s ability to screen or block out the sun’s burning rays.
The SPF rating is calculated by comparing the amount of time needed to produce a sunburn on protected skin to the amount of time needed to cause a sunburn on unprotected skin.
Let us take for instance a fair-skinned person who would normally turn red after 10 minutes in the sun. Ten minutes is their “initial burning time.” If that person uses a sunscreen with SPF 2, it takes 20 minutes in the sun for that person’s skin to turn red. Now, if that person uses a sunscreen with SPF 15, it multiplies the initial burning time by 15, so it takes 150 minutes, or 2 and a half hours, for that person’s skin to turn red.
Sunscreens with an SPF of 15 or higher are generally thought to provide useful protection from the sun’s harmful rays.
Science note provided by: MedicineNet.com
SPF/Broad Spectrum Moisturizers:
Best For: Moisturizing
Best For: Blemish Control
Best For: Dry Skin