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You probably know that SPF is a must for keeping your skin safe from harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays and early aging. But do you know why SPF is effective, and why skipping it is so dangerous?
SPF stands for “sun protection factor," and it’s the worldwide standard for measuring a sunscreen’s effectiveness. A higher SPF is better at protecting your skin. But what is your skin being protected against? The sun gives off three types of UV rays: UVA, UVB and UVC.
You already know your body needs a few basic things to stay healthy—things like sleep, exercise and the right foods. Your skin deserves just as much care, so think of SPF as one of your skin’s basic needs. Without it, your skin could develop:
The short answer is: all the time!
UVB rays are strongest from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., so sun protection is most important if you are outside during these hours. However, UV rays reach the earth…
…all hours of the day
…in all seasons and weather
…indoors or outdoors (Glass windows block UVB rays, but not UVA rays!)
Water, sand and snow also reflect the sun’s radiation, so SPF is a necessity whether you’re at the beach or on a ski vacation!
The benefits of wearing regular SPF may not be immediate, but your skin will repay you by looking its best for many years to come!
If you want to know how to reverse existing skin damage, Palo Alto can help! Contact us to schedule a consultation and determine the treatment or product that is best for you and your skin.