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Improving Tone and Wear of Sunscreens

Improving Tone and Wear of Sunscreens

Whitening of facial skin and thick, pasty product texture are two aspects of sunscreen use which attract criticism and are among the prime reasons sunscreens are rejected as an everyday proposition, despite their critical role in preventing unnecessary deterioration of skin over time.

Sunscreens and antioxidants protect against permanent changes in skin texture, tone, deep wrinkles, firmness, age spots (and other forms of hyperpigmentation).

A popular response is to eschew proper sunscreen use for foundations with SPF, or ultra-light/milky sunscreens — but these are not comparable.

Improving Tone and Wear of Sunscreens

A dedicated and generous sunscreen product is required to effect the product tenacity required for stated and lasting sun protection.

Foundations with an SPF of 15 offer only negligible protection. Their SPF in practice is only around 2 because foundations cannot be applied in a quantity adequate to reach their stated level of UVB protection.

An SPF of 2 will have no appreciable value just a few hours of its application, well before the sun has reached its peak.

Would you opt for an SPF of 2 for a day by the beach? Aging UVA rays are stronger and deeper-penetrating than superficially burning UVB rays, and for all intensive purposes they're just as much a feature on a hot summer day as they are on a cold, winter day.

Government drug regulatory agencies such as the FDA and TGA certify product SPF by testing for protection offered by an amount equal to a tablespoon applied to an area the size of the face.

So how do you ensure elegant, reliable sunscreen wear that's on par with the best kind of skincare?

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