Unprotected sun exposure is harmful to your skin in more ways than one. Too much time out in the sun can stimulate signs associated with premature aging, including wrinkling and discoloration as well as tired-looking, leathery skin. It can also increase your chances of developing skin cancer. Using in-sun products can minimize all of these risks.
Sunscreens come in a wide variety of SPF levels, typically ranging from 15 to 60. The higher the number is, the better the protection is, provided the instructions are followed properly. Many formulas intended for wear in the sun are relatively quick absorbing and lightweight in consistency. Sunscreens are available in lotions, mists, creams, gels, and sprays, providing a good selection of options to protect your skin against burning and the damage that accompanies it.
It is important to select a sunscreen formula that is suitable for your skin type. Due to the delicate nature of the facial, neck, and décolleté area, you should use a sunscreen designed specifically with that area in mind. Sunscreens are also available to protect women against the type of facial discoloration common during pregnancy. Explore your options and try different types of in-sun products including tinted formulas, mattifying fluids, and cosmetics infused with sun protection.