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Top 4 Factors to consider when buying a Sunblock

This is shaping-up to be a simply beautiful summer in Malibu & elsewhere. With this beautiful weather we find ourselves outside much more, and with more outdoor activities come more harmful skin exposure to the sun. 

By now we all know the importance of using a good sunblock and protecting the skin from harmful UVA & UVB rays. Choosing the correct type of sunblock for your use and type of skin is important to maintaining healthy skin. So, what should you know before your next purchase? 
  1. Look for a waterproof sunblock if you plan on being in the water or if you sweat a lot. It can take about 80 minutes for a waterproof sunblock to wash off you if you are covered in water. A waterproof sunblock will ensure that you have protection from the sun even when you are enveloped in water
  2. Find a sunblock that is labeled "broad spectrum," which means that it protects from both the sun's UVA and UVB rays. UVA rays cause wrinkling and aging of the skin, while UVB rays cause sunburn, but both UVA and UVB cause skin cancer. It is best to be protected from both, however, many sunblocks only protect against UVB rays.   (Read more about what you can do to prevent skin cancer)
  3. Choose the sun protection factor (SPF) that works best for you. Sunblocks are primarily determined by their SPF number. The higher the SPF the longer you will be protected from UV rays before your skin becomes red & starts to burn. It is recommended that you choose a sunblock with an SPF of at least 30.
  4. Consider choosing a sunblock that contains zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. These ingredients are able to reflect UV rays so that they are not absorbed by your skin. They have been shown to be safe and effective ingredients in preventing negative effects of the sun.  
*My biggest tip...
Remember that sunblock alone will not cut it!!  Don't forget to wear a wide-brim hat, sunglasses and if possible, clothing with a built-in SPF.

During a long day at the beach, one should use around one half to one quarter of an 8 oz. bottle. Sunscreens should be applied 30 minutes before sun exposure to allow the ingredients to fully bind to the skin.
 Reapplication of sunscreen is just as important as putting it on in the first place, so reapply the same amount every two hours. Sunscreens should also be reapplied immediately after swimming, toweling off, or sweating a great deal.
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