Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. This scary statistic is caused by two types of ultraviolet (UV) radiation contained within the sun’s light: UVA and UVB rays. There are several ways to protect your skin from this damaging radiation. Sunscreen is one of many options and is extremely effective when used with other means of sun protection (hats, … [Read more...]
What is Broad Spectrum Sunscreen?
Just what does ‘broad spectrum sunscreen' mean? The short answer is that broad spectrum sunscreen offers protection from both types of damaging UV (ultraviolet) sunlight, which includes UVA and UVB. Both of these dangerous UV radiation types damage the skin, but they do so in different ways. UVB radiation causes direct damage to the outermost skin in the form of sunburn … [Read more...]
What Does SPF Mean?
You’d think choosing a sunscreen would be a relatively simple task in this day and age, wouldn’t you? But nowadays we’re bombarded with options - sport, sensitive, kids, moisturising, anti-aging, spray… You name it, they’ve got it. It never ends! One factor most people consider but don’t know a lot about is the SPF. So, this blog will shed some light on the most important … [Read more...]