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Does it REALLY matter if I use sunscreen?!

Does it REALLY matter if I use sunscreen?!

Sun Protection

YES IT DOES! Sunscreen is the #1 Anti-Aging Treatment & helps maintain even skin tone when using lightening products

UVA Protection

  1. 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).
  2. Long wavelength UVA, which comprises the vast majority of UV light is very close in wavelength to visible light.  
A simple rule of thumb: when you are outside in daytime, you should protect against UVA even if the sun isn’t hot or doesn’t shine.  UVA comes through car windows and windshield as you drive causing premature aging; wrinkles brown spots and uneven skin tone.

    Lightning products make the skin sensitive to sunlight therefore it can result in the skin becoming darker overtime.

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    Common Misconceptions:

    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.

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