Does it REALLY matter if I use sunscreen?!
YES IT DOES! Sunscreen is the #1 Anti-Aging Treatment & helps maintain even skin tone when using lightening products
- 95% of skin aging changes are caused by sun exposure and most of the skin damage is attributed to UVA (aging rays) compared to UVB (burning rays).
- Long wavelength UVA, which comprises the vast majority of UV light is very close in wavelength to visible light.
Lightning products make the skin sensitive to sunlight therefore it can result in the skin becoming darker overtime.
Try our favorite SPF
No cosmetics should ever be used in place of a good broad spectrum sunscreen. Many make-up companies claim to have an SPF (sun protection factor) of 15 or 20. This is great in theory, but SPF can only refer to UVB blockers. In addition, moisturizers and foundations are absorbed by the skin, so they are by nature less effective at sitting on the skin’s surface as sunscreens are.
Sun damage doesn’t just occur from lying on the beach. It happens all the time; during winter and summer, through sunshine and rain. Even fluorescent light bulbs emit UVA and UVB rays, breaking down collagen and skin’s elasticity.
Since most sun spots are triggered by the sun, a minimum SPF 30 is highly recommended with broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection every day especially during and after lightening and brightening treatments as well as limiting sun exposure.