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Why should I wear sunscreen?
Sunscreen is well-known for protecting your skin against sunburn and skin cancer, but it does much more than that. For some, it may be surprising to learn that sunscreen is the ultimate anti-aging skincare product. Unprotected sun exposure can cause photoaging, fine lines and wrinkles, and age spots. Wearing sunscreen on a daily basis helps protect your youthful glow, prevents discoloration and dark spots, promotes an even skin tone, and keeps your skin healthy overall.
Remember that sun protection should be part of your vegan skincare routine all year long. Up to 80% of UV radiation reaches the earth even on a cloudy day so layer on the sunscreen every single day!
Should I use sunscreen if I have acne-prone skin?
Yes! Sunscreen is especially important for those who have acne-prone skin and regularly use an acne treatment product. Acne treatments tend to make your skin more sensitive to UV exposure so sun protection is a daily essential.
If you have acne-prone, you might be wary of sunscreen because they typically have thick formulas that can feel heavy on the skin and clog pores, but our sun protection products are formulated to work well with acne-prone skin. SunFilter in particular is designed to be face-friendly and non-comedogenic so it won’t cause clogged pores or breakouts. SunFilter also leaves a featherweight finish instead of making skin feel oily or greasy.
How do I choose the best sunscreen?
Dermatologists recommend using a sunscreen that offers broad-spectrum protection with SPF 30 or higher. On top of sun protection, your skin needs a product that also protects against free radicals, environmental pollutants, and blue light emitted from digital devices, all of which also pose a threat to skin health. Our superior mineral sunscreens offer total protection and even provide hydration by doubling as a daily moisturizer, which helps you simplify your skincare routine. They are also reef-safe, water-resistant, and leave no white cast.
What’s the difference between the SunFilter and SunShady products?
The skin on your face and the skin on your body are different, with your facial skin being more delicate and more vulnerable to clogged pores and breakouts. We created our sun protection products with this in mind. SunFilter is designed specifically for your face and is formulated with non-comedogenic ingredients. It also doubles as an everyday moisturizer and leaves a matte, featherweight finish.
SunShady is designed specifically for the skin on your body. While it doesn’t share all of the same characteristics as SunFilter, it still offers total protection against harmful UVA and UVB rays, blue light, environmental pollutants, and free radicals.
When should I apply sun protection products in my routine?
Sun protection products should be applied as the very last step of your morning skincare routine. This way, your other skincare products are able to penetrate the skin properly without the added barrier of sunscreen plus it forms a protective layer on top of your skin.
To apply SunFilter, use a nickel-sized amount and apply to your face and neck in layers to help ensure easy spreadability. For your body, start with a nickel-sized amount of SunShady and apply to any exposed areas. Use more as needed. Reapply every two hours or after 40 minutes of sweating or water activity.
What’s the difference between mineral vs. chemical sunscreen?
When it comes to mineral sunscreen vs. chemical sunscreen, they differ in two main ways: ingredients and the effects of those ingredients on the body. Chemical sunscreens contain active ingredients (i.e. oxybenzone and octinoxate) that protect the skin through a chemical reaction after they penetrate and absorb into the skin. According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), not only do oxybenzone and octinoxate in particular have toxic effects on the body, but they also have major toxic effects on marine life. When people go swimming, the chemical ingredients can wash off into the oceans and damage coral reefs.
Mineral sunscreens contain physical agents, like zinc oxide and titanium oxide, that sit on top of skin to form a physical barrier that blocks UV rays from hitting the skin at all. Zinc oxide and titanium oxide are recognized as safe and effective by the EWG plus mineral sunscreen is less likely to cause irritation, making it a better option for all skin types, especially sensitive skin.