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Mar 10, 2022 | Skin Anti Aging

Doing More Than One Thing At A Time Means You’re Multitasking…With Sunscreen

Post by Jill N. Hall, Licensed Aesthetician
  • Sunscreens Are The Key Anti-Wrinkle Products
  • How Do Sunscreens Work?
  • Why You Should Be Using Sunscreens with Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide
  • Multitasking Sunscreens Are The Best Anti-Aging Performers

Sunscreens Are The Key Anti-Wrinkle Products

Using sunscreen every day sounds like a chore, right? While that might be a thought that goes through your mind as you apply the greasy cream with questionable levels of SPF on your face, it is far from the truth. Sunscreen, the fundamental anti-wrinkle product on the market, should be used each day, no matter the weather, as the last step in your skin care regimen. Driving the car, going to a store and doing other daily activities that briefly expose our skin to damaging UV rays do add up over time and can result in serious sun damage. So think about sunscreen as an essential part of any daily skin routine! By producing continuous damage to the skin, the sun rays trigger unwanted conditions such as premature aging, skin sagging, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and even skin cancer. Therefore, the best sunscreen on the market is the sunscreen that can be applied every day. With so many different sunscreen products, it can be hard to choose one that works best for you. Each product claims to do something a bit different, which is why it’s so tough to know whether they are all effective. But we’ve done the research and have narrowed down the field to three best-performing facial sunscreens that also work as anti-agers or moisturizers.

How Do Sunscreens Work?

You probably know there are two types of UV rays: UVA rays and UVB rays. UVA rays (320-400 nm) age your skin by penetrating deep into the dermis, or the innermost layer of your skin. UVA has been proven to damage collagen and skin cells, leading to premature skin aging, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation. UVB rays (290-320 nm) burn your skin (painful redness and peeling). Both can damage our cells by producing reactive oxygen. This reactive oxygen can destroy our cells and mutate skin DNA, leading to skin cancer. That’s why it’s important to protect yourself with a broad-spectrum sunscreen. These type of sunscreens have larger particles in them which reflect UVA rays as well as smaller particles that absorbs it. The resulting combination creates a sunscreen that offers broad spectrum protection without a heavy white cast.

Why You Should Be Using Sunscreens With Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide

There are two active ingredients in most sunscreens: Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide, and they are the ONLY two FDA approved ingredients for protection against UVA & UVB rays. Zinc Oxide, a natural non-toxic mineral, protects your skin by reflecting or scattering away the harmful UV rays of the sun and keeps it from reaching your skin. Zinc provides the highest level of protection from UVA and UVB rays in a sunscreen lotion. Titanium Dioxide absorbs and scatters UV rays rather than reflecting them, decreasing their intensity reaching the deeper layers of your skin. Zinc and titanium are among the primary components of high spf sunscreens. The sunscreen products we offer are designed with the highest-quality zinc oxide available. Some formulations, particularly over-the-counter products, use lower-quality zinc that naturally appears white on the epidermis, with a density that can feel heavy and dry. With our formulation, you will see no white residue when you apply it to the skin. The trend in recent years has shown that sunscreens that carry ingredients for multi-purpose affects, such as moisturizing or anti-aging, are very convenient. We’ve rounded up three products that do the following: moisturize, soothe inflammation, combat aging, and make application simple.

Multitasking Sunscreens Are The Best Anti-Aging Performers

  1. Non-Comedogenic Tinted Sunscreen with SPF 50

    For women looking for a lightweight, moisturizing sunscreen that’s gentle on the skin, this formula is a must. We’re introducing Non-Comedogenic Tinted Sunscreen with SPF 50, containing 11% Zinc Oxide and 7.5% Titanium Dioxide. Zinc spreads smoothly and absorbs quickly without leaving a greasy finish or chalky appearance on the face. This product’s moisturizing effect comes from a type of hyaluronic acid called fractionated HA. In fact, HA can bind up to 1000 times its water weight! Fractionated HA helps to replenish the water in skin cells and hold it where it is needed, which helps ensure that the skin is moist, revitalized and healthy-looking. This product can be used on all skin types, even acneic or irritated ones. It’s light and moisturizing, which makes it perfect for daily wear and active lifestyles. Plus, it works as a light foundation by covering minor imperfections, as well as rosacea, melasma, and other skin discolorations.

  2. Tinted Triple Antioxidant Sunscreen with Chamomile with SPF 50

    How many times have you used a sunblock only to see later that it’s all rubbed off even though you haven’t touched your face? Our Tinted Triple Antioxidant Sunscreen with Chamomile with SPF 50 is made of a light powder that contains the highest concentrations of Zinc Oxide, up to 24%, and Titanium Dioxide, up to 22.5%, for maximum coverage. Zinc Oxide is finely milled for superior mineral protection against harmful UV rays. This form of Zinc not only protects against the sun, but also reduces inflammation, heals tissue and smoothes skin. Formulated with Chamomile and Resveratrol, this product also helps to calm irritated skin. You can easily re-apply this powder several times a day with the use of the special brush included in this product.

  3. Tinted Mineral Matte Sunscreen

    Finally, our third powerful anti-aging sunscreen – Tinted Mineral Matte Sunscreen – is the ultimate lightweight SPF 30 sunscreen that offers daily protection with broad spectrum coverage. It contains 16.5% Zinc Oxide and 3.2% Titanium Dioxide. This powerhouse of antioxidants takes your sunscreen protection to the next level It neutralizes and quenches UV-induced free radicals to calm and soothe visible redness and/or potential irritation. Formulated with Ceramides and Phospholipids, this sunscreen effectively protects the skin’s lipid barrier. The skin’s lipid barrier defends from moisture loss in cold weather. A disrupted lipid barrier can lead to dry skin, eczema, and increased sensitivity to irritants. A healthy skin barrier protects against pollution, infection, and skin irritants. In general, ceramide-enriched sunscreens help preserve the skin’s barrier function, resulting in softer, smoother and younger looking skin. This sunscreen also contains several powerful antioxidants – Green Tea Polyphenols, Resveratrol, Vitamin E, and Ascorbic Acid and Centella Asiatica. These antioxidants serve as healing agents, especially for sensitive skin and even various skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. The other ingredients such as Biotin, CoQ10, and Emblica calm and soothe the skin. Such formulation makes this sunscreen a strong anti-aging skin care product. This sunscreen has light-reflecting universal tints which easily blends on skin to blur imperfections and minimize the appearance of melasma, fine lines, wrinkles, and pores. This sunscreen is silky smooth, lightweight and absorbs instantly. It is perfect for sensitive skin types and won’t cause irritation nor will it clog pores. It feels like a moisturizer with no greasy residue on the skin. It’s fantastic lightweight provides a fabulous finish to the skin!

    Conclusion

    So you want to look younger but don’t want to resort to expensive or invasive methods? Good for you! You can start preventing signs of aging before they become apparent. Remember: the best anti-aging starts with prevention of sun damage. This means avoiding direct exposure to the sun when outside for long periods of time and using safe mineral-based sunscreens (especially since microfine zinc oxide has been found to not only be safe, but effective at locking UVA rays). So whether you are hiking in the mountains of Colorado or relaxing on a beach in Florida, you should apply an SPF sunscreen on your skin. It makes sense to have a sunscreen that not only prevents sunburn but also has moisturizing antioxidant properties. The natural sunscreens that Valeriya Life offers, will not only protect you from sunburn and sun damage but will also hydrate your skin and give you many other skin health benefits!

 

 

 

 

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