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Hello Summer! But first, SPF?!

YES! The answer's always YES to SPF! Summer, winter, spring or fall. SPF is mandatory through it all. I know you're thinking, that's such an esthetician to beat us over the head with the SPF thing and I get it, but deal. LOL. It's literally for your own protection and I'll explain - keep reading!

What's SPF?

Sun Protection Factor - it is what it sounds like, sunscreen! The number you see on the bottle indicates how well the sunscreen protects skin against sunburn. It is not an indicator of how long you can stay out in the sun, rather, it indicates how much longer it takes untanned skin to start to redden with sunscreen applied compared to how long it takes to start reddening without it.

Why is it important?

Using sunscreen daily can help reduce the signs of aging, limit the appearance of sunspots, prevent sunburns and decrease the risk of developing cancer. According to The Skin Cancer Foundation, wearing sunscreen protection every day can highly reduce your risk of developing some type of skin cancer up to 50%. With that being said, you should totally understand why your esthetician is a bit insistent about you applying SPF daily, following your morning skincare routine.

SPF Misconceptions:

A common SPF myth is you don't need it on a cloudy day, but you do! The UV index, which describes the chance of exposure to burning rays, changes throughout the day but doesn't disappear when the sun does. For those who rarely burn, don't be fooled; there are two types of harmful rays, both affecting the skin differently.

UVA: Aging rays have a longer wavelength, which penetrates the deeper layers of the skin and causes premature aging. UVA rays can cause skin laxity (lack of firmness), collagen reduction (plumpness), and produce sunspots years after exposure.

UVB: Burning rays have a shorter wavelength and affect the top layers of the skin. UVB rays are responsible for the sunburn you experience after exposure and can cause different types of skin cancer over time.

SPF in makeup:

Although your makeup might advertise SPF as an ingredient, there is commonly not enough per application to protect your skin. At Precise Beauty Bar, our SPF is broad-spectrum and have mineral-based formulas. Broad-spectrum protects against UVA and UVB rays, and mineral-based means they do not penetrate the skin or contain harmful chemicals.

Our SPF is also sheer, meaning it will not leave residue or a white cast on the skin after it is applied! Neat right? So whether you're prepping to take over the day or packing up to enjoy the beach, please include ME. We understand routines take time to build and maintain. If you are new to SPF, give it a whirl, your skin will thank you over time. Better yet, rock the healthy no-makeup glow all summer long, and be sure to reapply your SPF throughout the day! Although the effects of UV damage are not always immediate, an SPF can be your skin's best chance at aging gracefully. In conclusion let's all agree that SPF is the best investment towards healthy aging!

Grab your Sheer Protection SPF here.

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