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Your Top SPF Questions, Answered

Your Top SPF Questions, Answered

Your Top SPF Questions, Answered

☀️ Yes, you need to wear it every day

Confused about how much SPF to use? Or which one would work best for you? We demystify this topic and answer your most-asked questions so you can find the perfect protection for you.

🗹 What does SPF stand for?

SPF stands for sun protection factor and this corresponds to the proposed amount of time the product will protect you from UV rays versus unprotected skin. For example, an SPF 50 will protect you 50 times more than if you weren’t wearing one.

🗹 Do I need to wear SPF?

Yes, you do! We understand that for many yet another skincare product is not what they want but this one is non-negotiable. Besides being a major player in fighting premature aging, the most crucial part of SPF use is its ability to protect you from UVA and UVB rays that can cause skin cancer. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, “In the U.S., more than 9,500 people are diagnosed with skin cancer every day. More than two people die of the disease every hour.” This can easily be avoided by using SPF regularly so don’t skip this step!

🗹 How much should I use?

The American Academy of Dermatology recommends that “most adults need about 1 ounce — or enough to fill a shot glass — to fully cover their body.” With at least ¼-½ teaspoon for your face alone. A handy trick for measuring the right amount (without having to grab a measuring spoon!) is to utilize the two-finger method. Squeeze enough sunscreen to cover the length of your pointer and middle finger. This should be the perfect amount to cover your face!

🗹 What's the difference between chemical and physical sunscreen and which one should I use

When it comes to SPF, it doesn’t matter which type you use as long as you are using SPF daily. But, knowing the difference can help to determine which one is right for your skin type. For example, both protect you have UV rays but the ingredients they utilize to do so are different. Physical sunscreens use ingredients like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide while chemical sunscreens use oxybenzone and avobenzone - to name a few. Some formulas even contain a combination of both.

When deciding on an SPF, there are multiple factors you need to consider. One of them being the dreaded white cast. Physical sunscreens tend to have thicker, richer formulas that can leave a white cast on certain skin types. Chemical sunscreens, on the other hand, have lighter, more weightless formulas that have little to no white cast. We suggest trying a variety of different formulas until you find the one that works best for you. The more you enjoy a formula the more likely you are to apply and reapply it for maximum protection.

🗹 Do you have to wear SPF indoors?

This one is a bit controversial but the reality is that not all windows are UV-coated. If you’re working or lounging around near a window with direct sunlight, your best bet is to apply sunscreen even when you’re indoors.

🗹 What about when it's winter and/or cloudy out?

The same goes for here. The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) states that “even on cloudy days, up to 80% of UV rays can penetrate your skin.” So, yes you need to wear SPF even when it’s cold and gloomy out.

🗹 Does the SPF in my makeup count?

You should never rely on the SPF in your makeup alone. Remember, you need to apply at least ¼-½ teaspoon on your face and neck. Applying that much makeup to reach the SPF value on it is highly unlikely. We suggest applying an SPF first and then applying your makeup after for optimal protection.

Still have more questions?

💛 Don’t be shy! Leave them below. 💛  

☀️ Yes, you need to wear it every day

Confused about how much SPF to use? Or which one would work best for you? We demystify this topic and answer your most-asked questions so you can find the perfect protection for you.

🗹 What does SPF stand for?

SPF stands for sun protection factor and this corresponds to the proposed amount of time the product will protect you from UV rays versus unprotected skin. For example, an SPF 50 will protect you 50 times more than if you weren’t wearing one.

🗹 Do I need to wear SPF?

Yes, you do! We understand that for many yet another skincare product is not what they want but this one is non-negotiable. Besides being a major player in fighting premature aging, the most crucial part of SPF use is its ability to protect you from UVA and UVB rays that can cause skin cancer. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, “In the U.S., more than 9,500 people are diagnosed with skin cancer every day. More than two people die of the disease every hour.” This can easily be avoided by using SPF regularly so don’t skip this step!

🗹 How much should I use?

The American Academy of Dermatology recommends that “most adults need about 1 ounce — or enough to fill a shot glass — to fully cover their body.” With at least ¼-½ teaspoon for your face alone. A handy trick for measuring the right amount (without having to grab a measuring spoon!) is to utilize the two-finger method. Squeeze enough sunscreen to cover the length of your pointer and middle finger. This should be the perfect amount to cover your face!

🗹 What's the difference between chemical and physical sunscreen and which one should I use

When it comes to SPF, it doesn’t matter which type you use as long as you are using SPF daily. But, knowing the difference can help to determine which one is right for your skin type. For example, both protect you have UV rays but the ingredients they utilize to do so are different. Physical sunscreens use ingredients like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide while chemical sunscreens use oxybenzone and avobenzone - to name a few. Some formulas even contain a combination of both.

When deciding on an SPF, there are multiple factors you need to consider. One of them being the dreaded white cast. Physical sunscreens tend to have thicker, richer formulas that can leave a white cast on certain skin types. Chemical sunscreens, on the other hand, have lighter, more weightless formulas that have little to no white cast. We suggest trying a variety of different formulas until you find the one that works best for you. The more you enjoy a formula the more likely you are to apply and reapply it for maximum protection.

🗹 Do you have to wear SPF indoors?

This one is a bit controversial but the reality is that not all windows are UV-coated. If you’re working or lounging around near a window with direct sunlight, your best bet is to apply sunscreen even when you’re indoors.

🗹 What about when it's winter and/or cloudy out?

The same goes for here. The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) states that “even on cloudy days, up to 80% of UV rays can penetrate your skin.” So, yes you need to wear SPF even when it’s cold and gloomy out.

🗹 Does the SPF in my makeup count?

You should never rely on the SPF in your makeup alone. Remember, you need to apply at least ¼-½ teaspoon on your face and neck. Applying that much makeup to reach the SPF value on it is highly unlikely. We suggest applying an SPF first and then applying your makeup after for optimal protection.

Still have more questions?

💛 Don’t be shy! Leave them below. 💛  

☀️ Yes, you need to wear it every day

Confused about how much SPF to use? Or which one would work best for you? We demystify this topic and answer your most-asked questions so you can find the perfect protection for you.

🗹 What does SPF stand for?

SPF stands for sun protection factor and this corresponds to the proposed amount of time the product will protect you from UV rays versus unprotected skin. For example, an SPF 50 will protect you 50 times more than if you weren’t wearing one.

🗹 Do I need to wear SPF?

Yes, you do! We understand that for many yet another skincare product is not what they want but this one is non-negotiable. Besides being a major player in fighting premature aging, the most crucial part of SPF use is its ability to protect you from UVA and UVB rays that can cause skin cancer. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, “In the U.S., more than 9,500 people are diagnosed with skin cancer every day. More than two people die of the disease every hour.” This can easily be avoided by using SPF regularly so don’t skip this step!

🗹 How much should I use?

The American Academy of Dermatology recommends that “most adults need about 1 ounce — or enough to fill a shot glass — to fully cover their body.” With at least ¼-½ teaspoon for your face alone. A handy trick for measuring the right amount (without having to grab a measuring spoon!) is to utilize the two-finger method. Squeeze enough sunscreen to cover the length of your pointer and middle finger. This should be the perfect amount to cover your face!

🗹 What's the difference between chemical and physical sunscreen and which one should I use

When it comes to SPF, it doesn’t matter which type you use as long as you are using SPF daily. But, knowing the difference can help to determine which one is right for your skin type. For example, both protect you have UV rays but the ingredients they utilize to do so are different. Physical sunscreens use ingredients like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide while chemical sunscreens use oxybenzone and avobenzone - to name a few. Some formulas even contain a combination of both.

When deciding on an SPF, there are multiple factors you need to consider. One of them being the dreaded white cast. Physical sunscreens tend to have thicker, richer formulas that can leave a white cast on certain skin types. Chemical sunscreens, on the other hand, have lighter, more weightless formulas that have little to no white cast. We suggest trying a variety of different formulas until you find the one that works best for you. The more you enjoy a formula the more likely you are to apply and reapply it for maximum protection.

🗹 Do you have to wear SPF indoors?

This one is a bit controversial but the reality is that not all windows are UV-coated. If you’re working or lounging around near a window with direct sunlight, your best bet is to apply sunscreen even when you’re indoors.

🗹 What about when it's winter and/or cloudy out?

The same goes for here. The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) states that “even on cloudy days, up to 80% of UV rays can penetrate your skin.” So, yes you need to wear SPF even when it’s cold and gloomy out.

🗹 Does the SPF in my makeup count?

You should never rely on the SPF in your makeup alone. Remember, you need to apply at least ¼-½ teaspoon on your face and neck. Applying that much makeup to reach the SPF value on it is highly unlikely. We suggest applying an SPF first and then applying your makeup after for optimal protection.

💛 Still have more questions? Don’t be shy! Leave them below. 💛  

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