Did you know that not all sunscreens are the same? While most sunscreens are designed to protect the skin from sun damage, only broad spectrum sunscreens protect against both UVA and UVB rays.
Learning about the ingredients in your sun protection can help you make the right choices for your skin. Read more about the importance of broad spectrum sunscreen and give your skin full protection from the sun.
Broad Spectrum Protects From UVA & UVB Rays
So what do we mean when we say ‘broad spectrum sunscreen?’ Put simply, broad spectrum sunscreen protects your skin from both UVA and UVB rays, providing better protection from different elements of sun damage.
UVA rays enter the middle layer of your skin, helping to cause signs of aging over time. Premature wrinkles are one of the first signs of damage from UVA rays.
UVB rays can damage the outer layer of your skin and are responsible for causing the majority of skin cancers, particularly melanomas.
Using a broad spectrum SPF can help protect from both UVA and UVB rays, ensuring your skin is protected at a surface level, as well as deeper protection to help prevent long-term damage. Effective sunscreen isn’t just about the SPF numbers, it’s about the type of protection you put on your skin.
The Benefits of a Broad Spectrum Sunscreen
Used as part of daily sun protection routine, a broad spectrum sunscreen will help provide many benefits, including:
Prevents Early Signs of Aging
While everyone starts to age eventually, you can prevent premature aging or severe signs of aging by wearing a broad spectrum sunscreen. This will help protect against wrinkles, lines, sun spots, and hyperpigmentation, which can age your face prematurely leaving you looking older than you are.
Skin Cancer Prevention
It’s a common myth that black people don’t need to wear sunscreen – our skin is just as much at risk of skin cancer if we don’t protect it! Learn more about the risks of melanoma and how to protect your skin from developing skin cancer in the future.
Sunburn is not only painful and uncomfortable, but it can also cause permanent damage. A broad spectrum sunscreen can provide you with enhanced protection, helping you enjoy the sun safely. Check out how much sunscreen you should be using to protect your skin.
Overall Healthy Skin
Using sunscreen should be a key part of your daily skincare routine. Not only will it keep your skin protected from the sun, but a high-quality product will also help keep your skin healthy and hydrated. Remember to reapply regularly to keep your skin safe from the sun, and look for products with SPF built into them for extra protection.
At Black Girl Sunscreen, we’re thrilled to provide a range of broad spectrum skincare products to help you enjoy the ultimate protection for your skin:
- Make It Hybrid SPF 50 Sunscreen – Your must-have product to enjoy effective protection from both UVA and UVB rays. Helps hydrate and smooth your skin to boost skin health and appearance.
- Make It Pop Lip Gloss – Enjoy glossy, poppin’ lips with SPF 50 to provide essential protection for one of your most important assets.
- Make It Glow SPF 30 – A sunscreen spray takes the hard work out of applying your daily sun protection. With hydrating ingredients, it’ll leave you with a radiant glow while keeping your skin safe from damage.
Explore our full range of sun protection products designed for both kids and black girls in mind and make sure your skin is fully protected from the risks of sun exposure