As many of my regular readers know, I am not a sun worshiper. I just had no patience to sit outside in the sun for hours, and deal with bugs in my backyard as well. Once I heard that the sun wasn't good for you, all the more for me to stay white as a ghost. Even though my family is Italian, I am very, very fair skinned. When I was approached by Sunology to try their natural sunscreen with SPF50 I was excited to see something new. I ALWAYS were sunscreen under my make up, 12 months a year. You have sun in the winter too and you should get used to using sunscreen every day. It is such a simple thing to do, but protects you from aging and skin cancer. I really like the idea of a natural product that can be used on children to protect them from the damaging rays of the sun. I say, if you want a tan, use the self tanning creams, safer and same effect!! I like Jergens personally.
Understanding What You're Up Against
Sunshine equals life, but like everything else, you can have too much of a good thing. Here’s why. Sun’s ultraviolet radiation causes problems for skin and eyes. Of the three types of UV rays, (UVA, UVB, and UVC), the latter is the most harmful. Luckily, it bounces right off the ozone layer, never reaching Earth's surface. One still has to be mindful of the other two, UVA & UVB.
UVA rays can cause "AGING"
These rays penetrate your epidermis, damaging your skins elasticity. They also cause skin cancers, premature aging, and wrinkles. UVA rays are the main cause of melanoma, are harmful even on cloudy days, and can be intense throughout all seasons.
UVB rays can cause "BURNING"
These rays are the main cause of sunburns and affect your skin's top layer. They're generally most intense from 10am to 4pm, but this may vary depending on your geographical latitude.
Sunology offers wide-spectrum protection against both UVA and UVB radiation. Learn how our natural sunscreen products protect your family here. To learn more the sun’s damaging radiation click here.
- The sun's rays are most powerful from "10 a.m. to 4 p.m.", when the sun is at its highest point. Learn more...
- The sun can damage skin in as little has 15 minutes. Learn more...
- Harmful UV radiation can be reflected off of surfaces, (like sand, snow and concrete), so use Sunology Sunscreen should be used daily, even if you're not exposed to the sun. Learn more...
- Children 15 and under should use SPF strength of at least 30. Sunology recommends the use of SPF 50, which is the highest ranking allowed by the FDA.
- For best results, Sunology should be applied 15 minutes before sun exposure and reapplied every 80 minutes and immediately after towel drying.
Remember – even though we always put our kids first, it's just as important to protect our own skin. Don't forget to apply your own natural sunscreen whenever you re-apply it to your kids!
Thomas Leveritt took to the Brooklyn streets to produce a powerful video, issuing a much needed wake-up call concerning sun protection. Leveritt set up a camera with a special UV light and monitor, capturing men, women and children’s SHOCKED responses when they discover the damage to their skin. The worst part? It’s invisible to the naked eye.
Leveritt reminds us of the importance of daily sunscreen use, showcasing the imperative actions we must take to avert sun damage. But it doesn’t stop there. Many sunscreen brands are loaded with unnecessary chemicals that most people don’t even realize they’re applying. Luckily, the EWG’s 2014 Sunscreen Guide is out, helping to guide consumers in the right direction.
Sunology holds a level 1 ranking, and is committed to producing highly effective sun care products inspired by nature. Educating consumers on the facts of sun safety while providing a powerful alternative: the highest SPF recommended by the FDA made with natural active ingredients (SPF 50).
I really liked the face product, you do not need a lot so the tube will last you a while, and it does blend in easily. If you are using it going to the beach, or an outdoor event, you will want to re-apply more often than a regular working day. It may appear greasy when you first put it on, but once it absorbs into your skin, you are good to start with your make up routine. I love the fact they offer free shipping with orders over $25.00. I really hope everyone understands how important it is to use sunscreen, and when you can choose something made in such a natural way, everyone wins.
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