Posted on April 28 2019
Why Use Face Sunscreen All Year
Do you know where your bottle of sunscreen is? Is it hidden in your beach towels and folding chairs, only to emerge on days that are warmer than 70 degrees? There’s no shame in that, but you should bring out your sunscreen and use it now — all year round is best!
Sunscreen is an effective way to protect your skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays. Daily sunscreen application is often overlooked especially when we say goodbye to the summer and hello to the grey, cloudy or cold months of the year. While possibly hard to believe, the winter months are some of the most important months to keep your skin protected. Harmful UVA and UVB rays can still break through the clouds and harm your skin. It is important to stay protected all year long and essential to apply enough sunscreen to your face – this goes for babies, kids and adults, too!
UVA rays are commonly associated with aging skin and can cause wrinkles and age spots that may make the skin look older. UVA rays can also pass through glass, so it is necessary to wear sunscreen, on your face, even when you are driving. Sunscreen can help to protect against sunburn and skin damaged skin. The most – always remember to reapply. A good rule of thumb is to reapply sunscreen every two hours. And, in this case, more is almost always better.
Face sunscreen is important for all ages – yes, even babies. The FDA does not recommend sunscreen use for babies under six months of age, and instead suggests that they be kept out of the sun and properly dressed in long sleeves and hats. However, for babies older than 6 months, toddlers and kids, the use of face sunscreen is crucial. Not to mention, they will thank you in 20 years! For older kids, getting into the habit of applying face sunscreen and developing a skincare routine will pay off. For adults, sunscreen for face is still just as vital, even if your skin has already sustained some sun damage.
When it comes to using sunscreen on your face, it’s good to be cautious about which brands you are using and aware of the ingredients you are subbing into your body. There are many sunscreen options on the market and it can be overwhelming and scary to choose what will be best for your skin. We are partial to Babo’s Reef Safe, Mineral Zinc Sunscreen that are perfect for all types of weather.
Our SPF 40 Fragrance Free Daily Sheer Facial Sunscreen is great to use as a daily moisturizer and/or under makeup, and is recommended for sensitive skin. It is sheer, lightweight and hypoallergenic and contains organic ingredients that help soothe and moisturize skin. It contains white tea and rosehip, jojoba oil and our very own Nutri-Soothe™ Complex.
Our NEW Tinted Face Mineral Sunscreen Stick, SPF 50 is a non-greasy mineral sunscreen that adds powerful broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection. Formulated with plant-derived antioxidants and enriched with certified organic ingredients, this pocket sized sunscreen can be used under or instead of foundation for smoother brighter looking skin.
For Babies we recommend our NEW Baby Face Mineral Sunscreen, SPF 50. This fragrance free sunscreen is formulated with 100% non nano zinc oxide and 70+% organic ingredients. Gently rubs on sheer and is formulated for very sensitive skin.