Sunscreen lingo decoded
Sun Protection Factor ( SPF) is based on how long it takes your skin to burn without protection – if it usually takes 10 minutes, then an SPF30+ will protect skin for 300 minutes. Ultraviolet A rays can contribute to skin cancer, but are also responsible for premature ageing as they penetrate deep into the skin. Wrinkles, pigmentation and leathery skin are all signs of UVA damage. Ultraviolet B rays are the primary cause of sunburn, skin cancer and even eye damage. A type of sunscreen that helps protect you from both UVA and UVB rays. Formulated with ingredients such as oxybenzone and homosalate that work to absorb and soak up UV rays before they can penetrate your skin. Creates a physical barrier between the sun and your skin. Made from mineral ingredients like titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, they work to deflect and scatter rays.
ALWAYS READ THE LABEL. USE ONLY AS DIRECTED. AVOID PROLONGED PERIODS IN THE SUN. WEAR PROTECTIVE CLOTHING, HATS AND EYEWEAR WHEN EXPOSED TO THE SUN.