Summertime means it’s time we review the importance of sunscreen for EVERY skin type and lifestyle. Harmful UV rays affect everyone 365 days a year. Not only are you affected outdoors on sunny days, cloudy days and indoor activities will also leave you exposed. When you sit indoors in front of your screens: laptop, tablets, phones, TV and under your fluorescent lights, your skin is at risk for developing irritation, hyperpigmentation, inflammation, fine line and wrinkles, cancer and more. Which means, you need to be wearing sunscreen every day to protect your skin.
SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor: A number on a scale for rating the degree of protection provided by sunscreens. SPF numbers on a package can range from as low as 2 to as high as 100. These numbers refer to the product’s ability to screen or block out the sun’s burning rays. (www.medicinenet.com)
If you’re looking for mineral, organic sunscreen try OM4Men’s PROTECT Sun Secure Mineral SPF 30. This lightweight sunscreen can be used by both men and women and will provide a natural, organic option for sun protection. No matter what sunscreen you choose remember that it’s only effective if you use it and re-apply as needed based on your daily indoor & outdoor activities. When thinking about your skin care routine, remember it’s less expensive to protect your skin than it is to correct the damage sun exposure will cause.
When sun damage has occurred, the OM4 Rx concentrates are an excellent way to repair and rejuvenate. Try FORTIFY: Age-Defying Botanical Stem Cell Serum for intense hydration along with reduction of fine lines and wrinkles; PERFECT: High Alpine Brightening Isolate to fight sun damage and its resulting hyperpigmentation; and INTERCEPT: Ancient Alchemy Age-Arresting Elixir for a powerful antioxidant that strengthens and brightens skin.
Written by Jennifer Sposato