SPF cream – 5 practical tips

Which sunscreen should I choose? Why does sunscreen roll off? Learn 5 practical tips and enjoy the sun without worrying about the condition of your skin.

Why is sun protection important?

Skin is exposed to the sun every day – not just in summer. UVA radiation is invariable from season to season. It causes damage to the deep layers of the skin, even if you can’t see it at first glance. It has a destructive effect on collagen and elastin, and over time causes skin sagging and worsens skin tone. It is responsible for photoaging processes. In contrast, UVB radiation, which intensifies in summer, is the cause of instant tanning, but also results in erythema and sunburn. Also these sun waves cause damage to the skin.

Protection from the sun is more than just preventing unpleasant burns. Photoprotection is protection against photoaging, hyperpigmentation, skin sagging and dryness. Sunscreen for the face and sunscreen for the body allows you to keep your skin looking healthy and youthful for longer.

In the context of photoprotection, it is worth remembering some important rules.

1. Choose the right sunscreen for your face

There are mineral filters and chemical filters to choose from. The difference between them lies in the mechanism of action and the properties that a cosmetic with a particular filter gains. We recommend chemical filters because they have higher efficacy and longer duration of action. They also allow the cosmetic to maintain a light consistency.

How does an SPF cream work?

The mineral susncreen reflects the sun’s rays like an invisible screen or protective mask. The chemical sunscreen, in turn, absorbs the sun’s rays and reacts with them in a controlled manner, so the skin is more effectively protected.

And what does SPF stand for? This is the Sun Protection Factor, which is the level of protection against UVB-type sunlight. In this international designation, a number – e.g. 50, 30, 10 – tells us how much longer we can stay in the sun before erythema appears. This is an approximate value, because in practice we apply less sunscreen to the face or body than in laboratory conditions. Individual skin characteristics and varying environmental factors are also not insignificant.

2. Choose a broad spectrum SPF cream

A quality sunscreen for the face or body produces more beneficial effects than just protecting the skin from the sun. It all depends on the active ingredients that enrich the formulation. It’s worth choosing a sunscreen that, in addition to sunscreens, contains, for example, antioxidants, ectoin, moisturizing complex, coconut water, argan oil, niacinamide, French currant bud extract. You should look for similar ingredients in your body sunscreen products.

In addition to sun protection, a sunscreen for the face or a cosmetic with SPF for the body can additionally:

  • fight excess free radicals,
  • moisturize,
  • reduce water loss from the epidermis,
  • protect from Blue Light.

All these requirements are met by cosmetics from the City SUN line: City SUN SPF 50 + for the face and City SUN Body SPF 30 for the body.

3. Sunscreen under makeup – follow the order of care

The correctsequence of facial care stages allows to achieve maximum aesthetic results. Sunscreen should be the last layer of skin care: after thoroughly cleansing the skin, after exfoliating dead cells and after applying daily cream, but before applying makeup.

How much cosmetic to apply to the face and neck for best protection? In the case of City SUN SPF 50+ sunscreen, about 4-5 pumps per application are enough. Of course, it depends on the surface of the treated skin. The cream applied in the right amount will be easily absorbed, will not leave white marks and will not roll off.

Since no sunscreen provides full and lasting protection from the sun, application should be repeated throughout the day. A sunscreen is always applied under makeup. Therefore, it is necessary to wash off color cosmetics before using a facial sunscreen. Only in this way the protection will be maximally effective.

Re-apply the SPF cream every 2-3 hours during the day and every time you come into contact with water.

4. Sunscreen cream rolls off? Check if you are not making these mistakes

Sometimes people who use facial sunscreen creams complain that the cosmetic rolls on the skin during application. Usually, however, this is not a feature of the product itself, but the result of mistakes made during the various care stages.

Why does sunscreen roll off?

  • The skin is inaccurately cleansed.
  • The skin requires exfoliation – removal of excess dead skin cells, reduction of the stratum corneum.
  • Too much sunscreen was applied – the product cannot be completely absorbed.
  • Care is done in too much of a hurry, without waiting a minimum of several minutes after each step. As a result, the products are not absorbed sufficiently and do not achieve their full effect.
  • Too many layers of cosmetics were applied to the skin.
  • The sunscreen cosmetic is overdue.

5. Keep up a year-round sunscreen routine

We usually remember about sunscreen in summer, whereas photoprotection is necessary all year round. That’s because UVA radiation reaches the Earth’s surface in the same amount every day. It is independent of the season or the weather. In addition, the skin is constantly exposed to other harmful factors, such as free radicals, which are counteracted by the best sunscreens with rich formulations.

That’s why it’s a good idea to apply sunscreen every day – in the morning and during the day.

During the summer season, we recommend an additional safety measure, that is, avoiding exposure to the sun between 10 am and 3 pm.

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