With summer right around the corner it’s time to start revving up your sunscreen wear. However, no matter the season sunscreen is essential to include in your skincare routine. Even if its makeup that contains SPF, protecting your skin from the sun can help with anti-aging. CVS has a large variety of sunscreen and tanning products including natural sunscreen made with organic materials to protect your skin this summer.
When choosing the best sunscreen figuring out the right level of SPF can be confusing. SPF, Sun Protection Factor, specifies how effective a sunscreen is at protecting your skin from sunburn-producing UVB rays. Products with SPF 15 block up to 93% of UVB rays, SPF 30 blocks up to 97% of UVB rays and SPF 50 blocks up to 98% of UVB rays. There are also products with SPF 100 which blocks up to 99% of UVB rays.
It’s also important to choose a broad spectrum sunscreen. Broad spectrum sunscreens provide protection from both UVA and UVB rays. UVA rays which penetrate the skin more deeply than UVB rays, may play a part in skin aging and/or wrinkling. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends that you wear at least SPF 30 broad spectrum sunscreen and reapply according to the label to protect your skin from sun damage.
It’s just as important to care for your skin before hitting the beach as it is after. Although you may apply sunscreen religiously, the sun’s UV rays can still have negative effects on your skin. After sun lotion provides nourishment and hydration, reduce redness and prevent peeling for sunburnt skin. CVS carries a variety of after sun products from sprays, creams, aloe vera gel and lotions to soothe your skin.
If you want to protect your skin from damaging UV rays without sacrificing that golden bronze skin, self tanning lotion is the perfect solution. Sunless tanning products come in a variety of forms including lotions, sprays, airbrush tan, self tan towels, mousses and more. Skip the sun and achieve a perfect sun kissed glow year round.
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