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Feb 20

Why You Need to Use Face Sunscreen

Why do you need to use face sunscreen? Because your face needs protection from harmful UV (ultraviolet) rays from the sun. When you do outdoor sports like skiing or go outside to take a walk during the day, you need to use sunscreen or a sun block to avoid damaging your skin and also lower your chances of getting skin cancer.

The sun is at its peak and UV rays are at their strongest between 10 am and 4 pm, the most harmful time to spend outdoors in direct sunlight. You need to “screen” out the sun’s UV rays,especially for your face by using face sunscreen. They bring about the sun damage that results in leathery-looking skin, uneven skin tone, and those dreaded wrinkles.

Melanin – the body’s natural defense against UV rays

The body’s natural defense for UV rays is a chemical called melanin. Melanin reacts with UV rays and absorbs them. Darker skinned people have more melanin than fair skinned people, and consequently the fair skinned are more vulnerable to UV damage. Melanin can only handle a certain amount of UV rays, so everyone, regardless of skin color, should apply sunscreen or sun block. There are different types of sunscreens available for different skin types and you could ask a dermatologist which is the right kind of product to use. There are organic skin products that contain less irritants and preservatives.

Woman at beach applying sunscreen

How does sunscreen help to prevent sun damage?

To protect you from UV rays, sunscreen contains ingredients like paramethoxycinnamate and Triethanolamine salicylate that absorb UV rays. When UV rays hit the sunscreen’s protective shield, these chemicals destroy the rays’ harmful elements.

Is there a good sunscreen that’s not greasy?

Most sunscreens are liquid lotions and leave the skin oily. Many people don’t like the greasy feeling and skip using sunscreen. My brother burns the back of his neck while mowing the lawn every summer because he can’t stand wearing sunscreen. I haven’t used Coppertone in years because I never liked the pervasive scent. Since I’m fair complected, I use SPF 30 or 45 on my face and have used Lumene from Finland for the past few years. Since creating this web site, I have searched for more innovative skin care lines and personally try their products. The sunscreen products I recommend are:

Supergoop! Skin Soothing Mineral Sunscreen With Olive Polyphenols SPF 40    (Click the image below to find out more about the face sunscreen products)

Supergoop! Skin Soothing Mineral Sunscreen With Olive Polyphenols SPF 40

Supergoop! Skin Soothing Mineral Sunscreen With Olive Polyphenols SPF 40


Skin Soothing Mineral Sunscreen SPF 40 delivers super broad spectrum UV protection with a delicate touch. Developed with olive oil polyphenols, rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, and known to calm redness, irritation and inflammation, this lightweight, hypoallergenic, feel-good formula is ideal for even the most sensitive skin types.

• Physical, zinc oxide UV protection creates a physical barrier on skin’s surface, effective at protecting against UV rays immediately upon application
• Lightweight texture easily emulsifies onto skin without leaving a white veil or residue
• Olive polyphenols are potent anti-oxidants effective at calming redness, irritation and IRA induced inflammation which leads to premature photo-aging

Great for those with sensitive skin or if you’re for a soothing everyday mineral sunscreen to layer under your favorite foundation or color coverage product.


June Jacobs Summer Essentials KIT (Click the image below or text link to find out more about the face sunscreen products)

June Jacobs Summer Essentials KIT

June Jacobs Spa Collection product details: RespectTheRitual and your skin with our multi-tasking Summer Essentials kit. Your skin needs daily protection from the harmful effects of the sun and help repairing the damage that has already been done. Our Protective Moisturizer SPF 30 and Lip Renewal SPF 50 are all you need to get you through the day- providing anti-aging benefits, maximum hydration and broad spectrum protection from UVA/UVB rays. Our Rapid Repair Healing cream (click image above) is a revolutionary clinically-tested face and body treatment that helps soothe irritation, provides up to 24-hour moisturization and helps promote skin’s resilience to everyday external stresses. Gentle yet effective, this non-greasy formula absorbs quickly day or night to leave skin healthy, nourished and perfectly rejuvenated. All housed in an exclusive June Jacobs nylon and mesh BAGGU perfect for your handbag or beach bag.

So remember to protect yourself from the sun and apply sunscreen before exposure to the sun and reapply it every 2 hours, since the chemicals lose their ability to break down UV rays as time progresses. Excessive exposure to UV rays can cause skin cancer and will make your skin look old and wrinkled. So wear sunscreen and enjoy outdoor activities without worrying about skin damage.

You may want to avoid the sun altogether and use a self-tanning product…..Here’s a good one by Bliss…….Click the image for more details.

Use sunscreen and limit sun exposure or you could wind up looking like this…and wrinkles and tired looking skin in the future.

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