Sunscreen, Summer & Self-Care

Texas heat is no joke! With the hot summer months coming up, I wanted to talk about the most important tool in your skincare tool box… SPF!

Your skin is resilient but also fragile when it comes to UV rays. Overexposure to the sun doesn’t just cause sunburn, it can darken pigmentation, lead to premature signs of aging, and cause skin cancer.

According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, “Regular daily use of SPF 15 sunscreen can reduce your risk of developing squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) by about 40 percent, and lower your melanoma risk by 50 percent.”

You’ll want to make sure your sunscreen is “broad-spectrum,” meaning it protects from both UVA and UVB rays. SPF is used to rate sunscreens, ranging from mild protection of 10 all the way up to a hardcore 100. I always recommend SPF 50 or higher for the best protection. Research shows that SPF 50 blocks 98% of UVB rays from the sun. This means it can reduce the amount of damaging UVB radiation that reaches your skin significantly.

We love sunscreen at Luxe, and we would love to help you find the best one for you and your specific skin care needs. Click HERE to book a skin health consultation.