I have pretty dark skin so most people are convinced that I lay out in the sun all day. The truth is, my very close friend Amanda has had Melanoma removed twice, and she’s my age. That’s scary and because of that, I am serious about sunblock! My tan is partially from the fact that my father is from Honduras, and partially because I use these amazing products…
If you need any convincing besides the whole skin cancer scare let me also say that 90% of skin changes associated with aging are caused by exposure to UVA rays. So you know, if that means more than the threat of death… there’s that. Here’s what to look for in your sunscreen…
SPF only refers to the protection against UVB rays, which is why all of these new sunblocks say they are “broad spectrum”. Look for broad spectrum sunscreens to help protect against both UVA and UVB rays. If it’s truly going to protect against UVA it needs to contain one or more of these things, Ecamsule, avobenzone, oxybenzone, titanium dioxide or zinc oxide. BUT, being the amazing person I am I’ve already done the research to find one that is affordable…. you can thank me by following me… lol
oxybenzone 5% and Avobenzone 3%
Normal clothing only has about 4% sun protection so put it under your shirt on your shoulders too! You need at least 15% protection but much more than that doesn’t make that much of a difference.
Hope that helps!
XOXO lovers! Greer