UVA rays can lead to premature aging such as fine lines or dark spots. UVB rays are the primary cause of sunburns. It is important to protect your skin against both UVA and UVB rays as both can cause skin cancer.
When do you need to apply sunscreen?
It is important to apply sunscreen whenever you are going to be exposed to the sun’s UV rays, whether this is a short drive to work or a long day at the beach. Start by applying sunscreen 15 to 30 minutes before sun exposure and don’t forget smaller areas such as your ears, lips and scalp.
How often to you need to reapply sunscreen?
Most sunscreens are meant to be reapplied every 2 hours, but it is important to reapply sunscreen after dips in the water, sweating or doing other activities that will remove the UV protection and leave your skin vulnerable to damaging UV rays.
What is the best SPF to use?
Dermatologists recommend using a sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher. Higher SPFs do not mean that the product lasts longer, so make sure to reapply sunscreen every 2 hours.
Which Vichy sunscreen is right for my skin?
There are many factors to consider when choosing your face and body sunscreen. Vichy’s sunscreens provide broad-spectrum protection from UVA/UVB rays and are SPF 30 or higher.
When choosing a body sunscreen, try Capital Soleil Soft Sheer Sunscreen SPF 60. It has broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection in a soft-sheer formula that is non-greasy, oxybenzone-free, and water-resistant for up to 80 minutes.
LiftActiv Peptide-C Sunscreen SPF 30 features a dermatologist-tested formula with Phyto Peptides, Vitamin C and 15 Mineral-Rich Vichy Volcanic Water. It provides UVA/UVB protection with other anti-aging benefits such as, improving the look of wrinkles, dark spots and dull uneven skin tone.