Which Sunscreen to Use? Pt. 2
You may have seen SPF (Sun Protection Factors) reaching the heady heights of 80 or even 100, but trust me, an SPF 15 or 30 has the same protection power as the higher numbers.The great thing is that the chemical content is lower with an SPF 15 or 30 than it is anything above the 30 mark. You should top up your sun screen every two hours to have full sun protection, whether that be an SPF 15 or a 50. So why would you bother with the higher number if there are more chemicals present? The answer is don’t bother. You may actually be doing your skin more harm than good with the high chemical content of this SPF 40s 100.
The whole point of using a sun screen is ultimately to lower the risk of developing skin cancer. With using high levels of chemicals on our skins, we are just weakening our skins natural defence layers making us more susceptible to developing skin problems, skin cancer being the worst case scenario.
So please, when you are having fun in the sun this summer, be sure to protect your skin and that of your family from the sun and nasty chemicals by using an SPF of 15 30. Top up every two hours and every time after being in the water, even if the bottle says water resistant. Make sure you and everyone else is drinking plenty of water and when you’ve had enough sun for the day, cover up and go indoors to avoid sun stroke.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.