One of the easiest ways to fight the physical signs of aging is simple. Use sunscreen daily.
We are exposed to UV (ultraviolet) rays daily – even when it’s overcast or rainy outside – that cause damage and aging to our skin. Here is a quick overview of how the different UV rays can affect your skin:
- UVA rays – think of them as “Aging” rays – they cause your skin to wrinkle and sag.
- UVB rays – “Burning” rays – they cause sun damage (hyperpigmentation / sun spots).
- UVC rays – “Cancer” causing rays – these are usually absorbed by the ozone layer but a very brief exposure can result in a burn.
We recommend wearing sunscreen year round, even if you are inside most of the day. UV rays penetrate through windows (of a car, house, office) and exposure that happens in little amounts of time, such as walking to and from your car, can cumulatively cause damage.
If your makeup has SPF in it, think of that as a “bonus”. Often the SPF in a foundation is not sufficient to give you the coverage that you should have so use a facial sunscreen under it.
At Evolutions, we have a variety of sunscreen options that are specifically for the face from medical grade skincare lines such as Obagi, PCA Skin, Luzern, Nia24, and TiZO. This year we’ve added a new sunscreen that is well-liked by our staff and clients: Epionce, Daily Shield Lotion Tinted SPF 50 Sunscreen (pictured).
Epionce protects the skin while providing an elegant finish that evens out skin tone in a very natural-looking way. The tint works well for most skin tones and types. It provides broad-spectrum SFP 50 UV protection and is water resistant for up to 80 minutes.
Call us (805-687-0212) or stop by if you need to replenish your sunscreen supply or are looking to try something new. We are always happy to help!