Whether you’re lounging on a Key West beach or heading off to work, it’s important to protect your skin from the aging effects of the sun.
So what exactly is SPF? It stands for Sun Protection Factor, and ranges from 2 to as high as 100. The factor indicates the amount of time you can safely soak up some Vitamin D. For instance, an SPF of 15 allows you to safely stay in the sun 15 times longer than without protection. And SPF of 2 absorbs 50% of ultraviolet radiation, while an SPF of 15 absorbs about 93%.
Dermatologists typically recommend a sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or greater year-round for all skin types. Fair-skinned people who burn easily should use protection with a higher SPF rating. Be sure to look for those that absorb both UVA and UVB rays.
Sensitive skin types should also look for sun care that’s PABA-free. PABA, which stands for para-aminobenzoic acid, can irritate delicate skin and stain clothing. That’s why our entire line of sun care is PABA-free and comedogenic, which means they won’t clog pores. They are safe enough to use every day, never leave your skin feeling greasy, hydrate your skin with pure Aloe vera gel, and can be applied under makeup.