Wearing sunscreen is one of the most important daily routines for your skin. SPF slows down the ageing process caused by harmful UV rays and prevents skin cancer. However, as important as it is to use the right hydrating creme on your face, the same goes for paying attention to the details concerning your sunscreen. Such as…

  1. SPF
  2. Every skin type needs different Sun Protection Factor to be fully protected. Don’t borrow your friends’ sunscreen because it may not protect you against all the UV rays. Ask your dermatologist or the pharmacist to help you find the one you need and make sure to keep it with you at any time.
  1. Ingredients

Like every other product on the market, sunscreens may contain substances that aren’t so innocent. For example, oxyvenzone was prohibited as it was shown that it destroyed the coral reefs. Plus, there is a kind of synthetic estrogen which -according to Environmental Working Group’s researches– is absorbed by the skin and can cause hormonal disorders. You should also avoid vitamin A, because as beneficial as it is when we consume it, so harmful it can become when applied on the skin under the sun. Researchers found that it causes free radicals and favors tumor growth and skin damages.

  1. Skin needs

If you suffer from acne, light sensitivity, rosacea or any other skin condition, you need specialized products which won’t irritate your skin. Avoid the standard products sold on supermarkets and visit a pharmacy in order to find the perfect one.

Bioselect Olive Sun Cream For Face & Body – High Protection SPF 30

  1. Expiration date

You may think it’s funny but expiration dates are not randomly placed on sunscreens. It is unlikely that you’ll suffer an allergy from an expired product, but the filters weaken over time. This means that even if you wear an expired sunscreen, it is very likely that it can’t protect you properly.