The environment is constantly changing, causing negative impacts on our health in general and our skin health particularly. Thus, it is always necessary to keep ourselves up to date with beauty products that protect us from potential damages on the outside.
Sunscreen is one of the must-have items in the daily pack of beauty lovers, especially when the summer is coming. Glam Touch Team believes that now is a great time to prepare for summer, thus we would like to brief here must-known information about sunscreen together with some amazing products, then you may know what is right for you.
Why is sunscreen important?
The sun’s rays which come into two forms: UVA and UVB are the root of many skin problems. While UVA rays are mostly associated with skin-ageing which can be seen through significant signs such as fine lines or wrinkles, UVB rays commonly cause sunburn. Especially, Joyce Park, a California-based, board-certified dermatologist said to Allure that “Standard glass windows block UVB but not UVA rays, which can penetrate deeper into the skin than UVB rays”, meaning that your skin is exposed to that ray even when you are staying inside.
Moreover, the blue light from your Netflix watching, your Facetime with friends and family or your remote working platforms on a daily basis is considered as one reason causing damage to your skin. Although scientific research on the negative impacts of blue light on our skin is ongoing, there is some evidence supporting blue light contribution to photo-ageing, including wrinkles, worsening skin laxity, and hyperpigmentation.
Many people assume that we just need to wear sunscreen during summer time or when our skins are directly exposed to the sunlights. However, it is very essential to use sunscreen every day, even in winter months, because ultraviolet, an invisible radiation causing problems of skin cancer and skin ageing, is apparent all year long, goes through the clouds, regardless of hot or cold weather.
These are reasons why we always want to remind you of the importance of sunscreen despite the fact that we all know that.
What type of sunscreen is right for you?
First things first, you need to understand your skin type and learn how it’s reacting to various elements of ingredients. It is very essential to treat sensitive or vulnerable skin differently to normal skin.
Next, there are two core figures that you should take into account whenever you are looking for sunscreen, SPF and PA.
SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor, which is directly related to protective level against UVB rays. Normally, SPF 30 is recommended for daily indoor use and SPF 50 for outdoor use.
PA measures the sunscreen’s protection effects against UVA rays, ranging from “+” to “++++”. PA+ means the sunscreen can provide UVA protection with a factor of Persistent Pigment Darkening (PPD) between two to four, and PA++ for four to eight hours.
Last but not least, choose the sunscreen ingredients that work for both your skin type and the environmental condition that you are living in. Here are two typical sunscreen categories.
What can you find at Glam Touch?
We would love to recommend you these amazing sunscreen lines for this summer, there're something new and something just all-time favourite.
Can you tell us what you like and the rest is on us! Stay gorgeous our lovely girls!