Benefits of Choosing Mineral Sunscreen in Your Morning Routine
Nearly 98,000 new cases of melanoma are diagnosed each year in the US. Since ultraviolet radiation is the biggest cause of melanoma, the use of sunscreen to protect against harmful effects of UV rays is a necessity. Adding SPF to your morning routine should be as common as brushing your teeth or brushing your hair. Read on to understand why you won’t want to go one more day without adding Mineral Sunscreen to your morning routine!
Most of us leave home without applying any SPF on our faces because we don’t want to look oily, nor do we want to mess with the makeup applicant. Unfortunately, by not applying any SPF, UV damage not only speeds up the aging process, but it also makes you more likely to develop wrinkles, freckles, broken capillaries, and increases your risk of skin cancer.
Not All Sunscreens are Created Equal
Sunscreens are grouped into two categories: chemical versus mineral. Chemical sunscreens use ingredients like avobenzone, octisalate, octocrylene, homosalate, and others. Mineral sunscreens use either zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. While both will work to absorb UV light and transform that energy into negligible amounts of heat, mineral sunscreen provides protection against the full spectrum of UV radiation.
Conventional chemical sunscreens used to be top dog in the skin protection industry because they were lighter, smoother, and absorbed right into the skin. Today, more skincare professionals are making the switch to mineral sunscreens as they’re proving to be the best line of defense against sun damage. New formulations of mineral skin protection are continually evolving to provide comprehensive coverage while keeping long term health and environmental impacts in mind.
Top Reasons to Choose Mineral Sunscreen
- Mineral sunscreen provides better protection against the full spectrum of UV radiation
Chemical sunscreens protect against UVB radiation. Mineral sunscreen has both zinc oxide and titanium dioxide to protect against UVA as well! UVA causes aging in the form of wrinkles and sunspots. Full Spectrum means protection against UVA and UVB.
- Mineral sunscreen is less likely to irritate sensitive skin.
Mineral sunscreen does not absorb into the skin like chemical sunscreen. The physical filters in mineral sunscreen sit on the surface of the skin and deflect UV radiation.
- Protection starts immediately after application.
No need to wait an extra 30 minutes before the benefits kick in!
- Many mineral sunscreens can be reapplied over makeup.
Apply every 2-4 hours depending on your sun exposure level.
- Evolution of mineral sunscreen has made it light and streak free over the years
No 1970’s white streaks on the face! These are lighter than ever.
- Less likely to exacerbate acne than chemical sunscreen
Look for ‘non-comedogenic’ on the mineral sunscreen, meaning it won’t clog pores!
- Many are “non-nano” or “reef friendly”, helping to protect the coral reefs and marine life!
As we’re spending more time in the spa getting facials and skin treatments to help our skin look and feel healthier, we would be crazy not to take the extra step to apply facial SPF in the morning. This extra step can prevent premature signs of skin aging. It’s much easier to prevent damage than it is to treat it!
At Home & Spa Services with SPF
At home, we recommend Naturopathica’s Lavender and Turmeric Protective Moisturizer SPF 50. This super lightweight, non-nano mineral sun protection is enriched with calming lavender and antioxidant rich turmeric. We believe in protecting your skin, and those coral reefs!
This summer, our Skincare Specialists at West Health Spa will focus on educating our guests on the benefits of SPF in your daily routine. For those looking to get a luxurious facial treatment that brightens, firms and improves the skin texture and tone from unwanted skin damage, we recommend the Vitamin C Glow Facial. To enhance the benefits of this facial, we recommend the LED Light Therapy Enhancement. The LED light therapy is an additional 15-minute treatment that is used in conjunction with a facial to stimulate the production of collagen, a protein responsible for younger looking skin.
To learn more about our services or for recommendations on skincare cosmetic products and services, don’t hesitate to contact our Spa Associates at 352-331-3649.