by Isabelle Akpakoun
Aging is part of the natural process of our skin whether we want it or not. We know that a good skincare routine is essential to take care of it. Our skin is the first layer of our body getting exposed to the world. This fact makes protecting it even more necessary. That is why through the years, experts figured out ways to decrease the effects of aging and one of their research led them to sunscreen. How does sunscreen fight wrinkles? Which type of sunscreen is the best to use? And how does Peeq help in the fight against aging?
Sunscreen or SPF (Sun Protection Factor) is a cream that acts as a barrier between your skin and the outside world. It blocks the harmful UVA (associated with skin aging) and UVB (associated with skin burning) rays or contains substances that absorb them so that your skin is less prone to the damaging effects of the sun. SPF is an important product to use especially when going out. Everybody knows it helps prevent sunburns but it is not the only reason why you should use it. SPF also prevents diseases like skin cancer, rough and dry skin, irregular pigmentation and wrinkles. This is due to its collagen protection power and its soothing effect on the skin. But what kind of SPF is recommended to use?
SPF usually contains minerals like titanium dioxide and zinc oxide as its active ingredients. Peeq’s sunscreen contains zinc oxide which is what protects the skin against sunburns, irritation, inflammation, uneven pigmentation and skin cancer. Our mineral sun stick SPF is a SPF 30 which according to Adarsh Vijay Mudgil, a dermatologist in New York city, blocks about 97 percent of UVB rays. This is a great percentage especially considering that experts often recommend this SPF number. One advice Dr. Mudgil gives to his patients is to apply SPF often in the day to be fully protected from the harmful effects of the sun. You should apply sunscreen 20 minutes before going outside. He even added that reapplying it after 2h is recommended.
At Peeq, we focus on your health and how to make skincare safe and enjoyable for you. Our SPF 30 was created to fulfill your needs and effectively protect your skin no matter what your skin type is. It is a great addition to your anti-aging products since it participates in maintaining the elasticity of your skin. Choose Peeq in your every day routine to keep your skin safe and experience skincare in a new way!
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