UV rays are very harmful to the skin. In fact, it is skin aging cause number 1! To properly protect your skin against UVA and UVB rays, it is important to use an SPF. Not just in spring and summer when the sun shines, but all year round. Even in winter when it is cloudy, the UV rays can cause skin aging, and in particular the UVA rays.
What does SPF mean?
SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor. An SPF indicates how long you can sit protected in the sun with sun protection, before burning occurs. Not only the sunscreen you use, but your skin type also affects how long you can sit in the sun without burning.
2 different types of sun protection
There are two different types of sun protection: products with a mineral or chemical sunscreen. Skincare products with a chemical filter penetrate into the skin and are absorbed through the skin. Creams with a mineral filter coat the skin so that UV rays are reflected. Both sun filters work fine!
Every skin is different and everyone has their preferences in terms of sun protection products. At Mo Esthetics we are happy to work with you to determine which product is most suitable for your skin. Based on a skin analysis, we can tell you what kind of sun filter suits you best.
Just as important: remove the sun filter at night
The basis of healthy skin is clean skin! And that is why it is important that you clean your skin every night (and every morning). The sun filter should be removed in the evening by means of a double cleaning. Preferably you start with an oil-based cleaner to remove the UV filters, among other things. Then follow with a cleanser that is tailored to your skin condition to remove the remaining dirt from your face.
These 2 steps together, using an SPF and thoroughly cleansing your skin, are the first step to slow down the skin aging process!