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Maintain Beautiful Skin with Sunscreen

One of the most important things to include in your skin care regimen is the use of sunscreen. Using sunscreen with the appropriate SPF (sun protection factor) for your skin type and activity is crucial. When applied correctly, sunscreen lotion will help prevent rapid skin aging, wrinkling and it will reduce your risk of getting melanoma.

The damaging effects of sun exposure at an early age can begin to show around the ages of 40, 50 and 60, so it’s never too early to find the best sunblock for you. Too much time in the sun can cause hyperpigmentation and will break down the skin’s elastin and collagen.

Regardless of your age and skin condition, you should be wearing sun protection every day. UVA rays, which cause the skin to burn, can also cause premature aging. A broad-spectrum sunscreen will protect you. Be sure to use a sunscreen of at least SPF 15 and use the correct amount. The majority of people do not apply enough sunscreen on their bodies when outdoors. For the body, use the amount of lotion equal to what would fill one shot glass. It should be applied every two hours. Anything less than that will give you a false sense of protection.

Another concern is when a sunscreen brand claims to be water “proof.” This claim can be misleading. Water “resistant” lotion can protect for either 40 or 80 minutes. Be sure to read the bottle for instructions.

Sunscreen can also be found in products like moisturizer, foundation and hair conditioner. Each product will indicate how much sun protection it offers, if any.

It is also recommended to avoid direct sun during the hottest times during the day. Stay out of the sun between noon and 4:00 PM. These are the hours that the sun’s rays are most damaging.

recent sunscreen product reviews

Excellent Product & Service
Excellent Product & Service By Texas Gal from Dallas, Tx on 04/27/2013
Describe Shopping Style:Brand Buyer
What I Like:Effective, Absorbs Quickly, Doesn't Clog Pores, Great Value, Lightweight, Long-Lasting, Moisturizes Skin, Non-Comedogenic, Not Greasy, Sweatproof, UVA/UVB Protection, Waterproof
Recommended Uses:Beach, Casual Use, Daily Use, Sports, Swimming
Weekly Hours Spent Outdoors:30 to 50
Comments about Obagi Nu-Derm Healthy Skin Protection SPF 35, 90ml/3oz:
Very lightweight and stays on. Don't have to continue to apply. Use it daily.

full protection from the sun
full protection from the sun By makeuplisa from hartford on 02/19/2013
Comments about Aveeno Active Naturals Continuous Protection Sunblock Lotion SPF 55, 84g/3oz:
my skin is very fair and I need heavy duty coverage when going to the beach- I just burn so quickly- this is my go to sunscreen because it offers full coverage and helps protect my skin

Great Product - SPF 35 Obagi
Great Product - SPF 35 Obagi By iPat from San Francisco, CA on 05/30/2012
Describe Shopping Style:Budget Buyer
What I Like:Effective, Absorbs Quickly, Doesn't Clog Pores, Long-Lasting, Moisturizes Skin, Non-Comedogenic, Not Greasy, UVA/UVB Protection
What I Don't Like:Expensive
Recommended Uses:Casual Use, Daily Use
Weekly Hours Spent Outdoors:10 to 30
Comments about Obagi Condition & Enhance Healthy Skin Protection SPF 35, 90ml/3oz (Step 6):
I put this on after my regular skin treatment as an extra layer of protection as my moisturizer contains only 15% SPF. I have not had any redness on my forehead since using it, although I still try to use a hat when outdoors to prevent getting more sun spots. I did forget to put it on my nose a few times and it did get red, so I'm sold. It is a pleasant cream containing 9% zinc oxide but has so much emollient moisture that it spreads well and feels great on with no break outs from the skin being clogged up. Strongly recommend this and I am now curious about trying more of the Obagi line.

2nd Obagi Purchase
2nd Obagi Purchase By JanP from Danville, CA on 05/25/2012
Describe Shopping Style:Brand Buyer
What I Like:Effective, Absorbs Quickly, Moisturizes Skin, Not Greasy, UVA/UVB Protection
Recommended Uses:Daily Use
Weekly Hours Spent Outdoors:10 to 30
Comments about Obagi Condition & Enhance Healthy Skin Protection SPF 35, 90ml/3oz (Step 6):
I received my purchase in less than 5 days after placing my order. And I was thrilled to get it on sale, so I purchased 4 of the Obagi Moisturizer with zinc oxide.

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