Hollywood Dermatologists Answer Your Sun Protection Questions – OROGOLD Reviews
When it comes to skin damage, Hollywood dermatologists have seen it all, which is understandable when you take into account the fact that they are exposed to strong sun rays all year round. To help you to best prepare and protect your skin this summer, OROGOLD brings you common skin care questions and answers, straight from some of the top dermatologists in Hollywood.
Question – On a regular day, what is the minimum SPF one should wear?
For those of you that work in an office, the minimum SPF that you should be wearing is 15 or 20. However, the most important thing to look for is a broad spectrum sunscreen, as UVA rays, which is what ages and damages the skin, can penetrate through glass. For those of you that work outside or spend lots of time driving, choose a sunscreen that is at least SPF 50.
Question – What do the SPF numbers actually mean?
We all know that the higher the SPF value, the more protection it is likely to offer, but what do those numbers actually mean? When it comes to the burning rays of the sun, SPF 15 blocks 94% of these, SPF 30 blocks 97%, and SPF 45 blocks 98%. Although sunscreens that are higher in SPF may offer more protection, they are also likely to contain a higher concentration of ingredients, meaning that they could possibly irritate your skin, especially if you have sensitive skin. If this happens to you, OROGOLD recommends trying out a sunblock aimed at children, as this will offer the same protection but with gentler ingredients.
Question – I have SPF in my makeup, so do I still need to wear sunscreen?
SPF makeup is required to follow the same standards as regular sunscreen, so if your foundation has SPF 30, this is the same as wearing an SPF 30 sunscreen. However, the difference comes in the way that they are applied. The foundation would only protect you in the same way as a sunscreen if you apply it in the exact same way. This means that if you only use your foundation lightly, or just on certain parts of your face to cover up particular blemishes, you would still need to apply a sunscreen.
Question – How much sunscreen do I need to actually use?
To make sure that your skin is sufficiently protected, you need to use enough sunscreen. A quarter sized dollop of sunscreen should be enough for your face, while the same amount should also be enough for your neck and shoulders. It is always best to be over-protected than under-protected, so if you are ever in doubt, OROGOLD suggests that you add a bit more.
The powerful rays from the sun easily damage the skin, and often, especially as we age, this damage is not reversible. OROGOLD advises finding a sunscreen that is suitable to your skin type, so that it can be quickly absorbed and will work to its best potential.