Sun protection is used to protect skin from ultraviolet radiation that comes from the sun. All sun protection should protect your skin from UVA (the aging rays) and UVB (the burning rays). Did you know, that SPF which stands for “Sun Protection Factor” only applies to UVB rays? An SPF of 30 means that if your skin normally burns after 6
minutes in the sun, your skin should be protected from burning for 30 X 6 minutes or 180 minutes. (With a higher SPF than 30 this rule does not hold true, as 30 times is the maximum expected protection an you really don’t need more than spf30). This rule also assumes that you apply an adequate amount of sunscreen 15 minutes before you go out in the sun, and that you reapply another coat every 2 hours. You must remember that no sunscreen protects your skin all day without risking some damage to your skin. Therefore, you should try to limit and or avoid exposure between the hours of 12 to 2 p.m. when the rays are most intense, and wear a hat and sun protective clothing.
SPF has no relation to UVA rays which contribute to cause tanning of the skin as well as skin cancer, age spots and premature aging. These rays can penetrate right through the windshield of your car and tan or burn you. All Javan Skin Research have full spectrum UVA and UVB protection. They are also water proof and sweat resistant.
Fountain of Youth AM SPF30 (BEST SELLER)
Oil Control Hydrator SPF36
Moisturizing SunSpray SPF30
Javan Skin Research also has a refillable brush, where you can pour your favorite sunscreen powder in and re-apply on top of makeup or anything else. Great for travelling and kids.
Remember wearing Vitamin C with sunscreen helps fight free radicals and also will boost your sunscreen protection.
Try using Javan Skin Research Vitamin C spray to set makeup, calm redness, inflammation
and your mind, hydrate, cool skin in summer.(one of my favorites) You can also wear a vitamin C serum under your sunscreen for extra protection.
There is a frequent misunderstanding that make-up with “SPF” coverage is enough or that sunscreen only needs to be applied when participating in outdoor activities on a sunny day. Remember, sun can reflect off of snow, sand, water, and can penetrate through clouds. Sunscreen should be applied every day even under make-up that has SPF protection and should be re-applied every 2 hours.
Also, a chemical sunblock does not mean it contains chemicals! It simplay means that it contains ingredients that absorb harmful UV rays. This process takes place inside the layers of the skin. The way this works is the chemical sunblock reacts with the harmful rays and transforms the rays into different kinds of energy, mostly heat. A physical sunblock or chemical free sunscreen work like a shield to reflect the actual UV rays, keeping them from penetrating the layers of the skin. In order for a sunscreen or sunblock to be effective, it has to offer broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection. All Javan Skin Research sunscreen offer full spectrum protection against both UVA and UVB rays.
10 AREAS USUALLY FORGOTTEN WHEN APPLYING SUNSCREEN?
1) In-between chest
2)The Part of the hair on the scalp
3) The Sides of the face and the ears
4) Your knees
5) The back of the neck
6) The back of the ears
7)The front of the neck and chest
8) The surrounding skin around the outside of the arm pits
9) The top of the feet
10) Your hair
Remember, even with a good sunscreen and proper application, some of the sun’s rays will get through and cause discoloration, wrinkles, and age spots. For this reason we recommend a serum or the ultra benefits moisturizer in the morning, daily after cleansing before you apply sunscreen to further protect your skin against the damage that may be caused when some of these harmful rays still reach your skin. To date, antioxidants need to be applied topically to the skin to be effective.