If you want to prevent premature aging or problems related to skin pigmentation, you can't do without sunscreen. Sunscreen helps to protect against the harmful effects of radiation from the sun. However, there are many types of sunscreens available in today's market. Coming to this article, Dermalogica would like to share with readers about the knowledge of broad spectrum sunscreen. If you are looking for an effective sunscreen for oily and acne-prone skin. Be sure to read to the end of this article.
What are UV rays?
There are three types of UV rays: UVA, UVB and UVC. UVC rays have the shortest and most damaging wavelenght that are filtered by the Earth's ozone layer. While the two UV rays that directly damage the skin are UVA and UVB.
UVA rays have the longest wavelength that can penetrate deep into the skin and cause premature aging, wrinkles and age spots. Medium-wavelength UVB rays cause sunburn and damage the skin. Prolonged exposure to these two rays increases the risk of skin cancer.
What is a broad spectrum sunscreen?
Broad spectrum sunscreen offers protection against both UVA and UVB radiation. This is currently a very popular sunscreen line that is easy to find and buy. Just be aware when buying that the packaging says "broad spectrum". This is an optimum sunscreen line that is very suitable for oily and acne-prone skin.
What is the difference between broad spectrum and SPF?
SPF stands for sun protection factor. This is a measure of how well a sunscreen protects against UVB rays. While broad spectrum protects your skin from both UVA and UVB rays.
Choose and use a broad spectrum sunscreen
The International Dermal Institute recommends you to choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 30 for prolonged sun exposure. The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends a minimum SPF of 15 to be used regularly every day. Or SPF 30 and higher if you love outdoor activities. Sunscreens are usually effective for 3 years.
Here are some tips for effective use of sunscreen:
- Shake the cream well before applying
- Apply sunscreen 30 minutes before sun exposure
- Always reapply at least every 3 hours or after you come into contact with water. This rule applies to any SPF sunscreen
- Sensitive skin, tend to get sunburn easily should reapply more frequently
Besides, you can also take a look at Dermalogica physical sunscreen for sensitive skin here.
However, in this article, Dermalogica introduces you to Oil Free Matte SPF30. This broad spectrum sunscreen with ultra-light formula helps prevent shine and skin aging on oily and breakout-prone skin. Find out below!
All about Dermalogica Broad Spectrum sunscreen for Oily and Breakout-prone skin
Not only protecting the skin from UV rays that cause skin cancer and aging. This formula helps to absorb excess oil, maintain an effective sunscreen, prevent shine without any powdery residue. So what's so special about Oil Free Matte SPF30 sunscreen?
Benefits of Broad Spectrum sunscreen for oily and acne-prone skin
- Sunscreen for oily, breakout-prone skin or aging. Improves sebum production, skin inflammation, allergies and soothes inflammatory acne.
- The lightweight, oil-free formula doesn't clog pores.
- Sunscreen and antioxidant active ingredients help protect skin safely under ultraviolet rays.
- Brighten and stimulate collagen synthesis to help skin stay fresh all day long.
Key ingredients of Dermalogica's sunscreen for oily and acne-prone skin
- An advanced blend of Zinc Gluconate, Caffeine, Niacinamide, Biotin and Yeast Extract. This formula helps to maintain skin's lumonisity and effective moisture balance. Does not leave oily shine, powdery residue on the skin and soothes inflammation.
- Antioxidants protect against the environmental damage. Specifically: Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate.
- Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate has the ability to protect the skin from oxidation by UVA and UVB rays. It enhances the synthesis of collagen and reduces the formation of pigmentation on the skin by 80%.
- Oil Free Matte Sunscreen SPF30 for oily and acne-prone skin is alcohol-free. Suitable even for sensitive acne-prone skin.
Instructions for using a broad spectrum sunscreen for oily and acne-prone skin
After cleansing the skin, spray a hydrating toner. You can use after a prescribed Dermalogica moisturizer. With that being said, you can also take a look to see for yourself if oily and acne-prone skin should use a moisturizer.
You can also apply directly oil-free Matte SPF30 sunscreen.
Preferably 30 minutes prior to sun exposure, apply an appropriate amount evenly over face and neck. To protect skin, reapply every 2 hours. If you exercise and swim, reapply at the same time.
You may not preferred a creamy sunscreen to a spray. However, each type of sunscreen has its own advantages and disadvantages. Consider a sunscreen for oily and acne-prone skin that contains the right ingredients and treatments to protect your skin.
Always wearing sunscreen helps you reduce the risk of skin cancer. Prevents aging, wrinkles and pigmentation. Dermalogica wishes you the best in your skincare journey!