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Why the type of SPF you're using matters

You've heard it time and time again.. Maybe you've even recommended it.


"You should be wearing SPF every day!" "The #1 anti-aging product is SPF"

"If you aren't using daily SPF, your skin care isn't working as effectively."


Ok.. but why?


There are more ways to be exposed to harsh UV rays and environmental elements than spending the day at the pool or hiking, or at a baseball game. The following daily activities are ways we often overlook as potential for sun damage accumulation.


Windows.

You may not work directly in the sun but if you work near a window, which allows access to UV rays.

Commuting.

If you have a longer commute or you travel for work, you are consistently being exposed to the sun. Your face, your neck + chest, even your hands!

Walking your dog, golfing, outdoor activity.

Being outside for longer than 5-10 minutes is enough to cause sun damage. Even is the sun is not shining, because the sun exists above us, the rays are penetrating through to our skin.



Your SPF should be able to protect against UVA + UVB rays, blocking and deflecting them from absorbing into the skin. This type of SPF is called a "physical" SPF. Check out the graphic below to see the different types of SPFS and their protection properties.


When Protect 30 SPF was formulated, we made sure it included zinc oxide and titanium dioxide as the primary ingredients.

This means it protects against the burning and the aging rays which is the type of ingredients needed daily to protect against the harmful effects of the sun!



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