Concerns over skin cancer, specifically the cancers that come from over-exposure to UVA and UVB radiation (i.e. the sun) are causing major concerns for the general public. In turn, there’s a growing focus on the importance of sunscreen for protecting our skin, not simply from cancer but also from the effects of aging. Sun exposure leads to wrinkles and uneven pigmentation, by damaging the dermis of the skin.
Here is why sunscreen is important and what you need to know to protect your skin:
The first and most important defense against wrinkles is the daily use of sunscreen with an SPF 15 or higher. It can be in your foundation or moisturizer and it will help to prevent new wrinkles from developing and existing ones from getting deeper.
Sun protection is not just for the summer months! To prevent aging caused by UV rays, sunscreen should be used every day of the year-even on rainy days or if you're not planning on spending much time outside.
Sunscreen should be the last product applied – Using other skin care products over your sunscreen will dilute its effectiveness. Your SPF product should be the last product you apply.
Using a foundation with SPF also products the skin against the UV rays. The importance of sunscreen is year round, every day
Natural Sunscreen - The Safest Sunscreen - With the growing awareness of the dangers of too much sun exposure, more consumers are looking for a Natural Sunscreen that is safe and healthy. While tons of commercial products exist, there is a demand for something that's natural and protects the skin from the unhealthy effects of radiation.
Kimberly Sayer of London SPF Moisturizers
We took an independent study of over 5000 men and woman and found that 9 out of 10 people
said they would use a SPF if it was combined with their daily moisturizer. We developed our moisturizers with natural proven physical sunscreen blockers Titanium Oxide and Zinc Oxide to protect skin from harmful UV radiation without clogging pores or causing breakouts
A luxurious daily hydrating cream with live organic extracts, anti-oxidants and organic sunscreens to help protect against free radical damage. Contains Anti-Oxidant Beech Bud Extract which seeks out aged damaged cells deep within the skin to heal and repair. Helps diminish winkles and increases cell turnover (product SPF has recently been changed to SPF-30)
A lightweight, protective day cream with mineral sunscreen that’s easily absorbed and won’t clog pores or cause breakouts. Kimberly Sayer Ultra-Light Organic Facial Moisturizer contains lemon to detoxify the skin and minimize the production of oil, while drying up acne and zits. Ideal for use under make-up.
Zinc Oxide Sunscreen is becoming more and more popular as a sunblocker. People want to know that the products they put on their face are healthy and functional. Zinc Oxide is a mineral, and it is the only ingredient that the FDA approves for use on babies. It has the additional benefit of natural anti-inflammatory characteristics
Titanium Dioxide Sunscreen has a long history as safe, proven sunscreen blocker that protects skin from harmful UV radiation naturally protects the skin without chemicals
Environmental groups recommend mineral sunscreens with zinc oxide or titanium oxide, because they don’t appear to absorb deep into the body, don’t break down in sunlight and pose a lower health risk. Local sewage treatment plants also generally can remove natural minerals from the waste stream.
This advice comes with one important caveat. Increasingly, sunscreens are using nano-particles of zinc and titanium in their formulations, which Kimberly Sayer urges you to avoid if possible. The results of several recent studies suggest that nano-zinc is toxic to human colon cells, harms brain and stem cells, and accumulates in the food chain, where it is likely to be toxic to many aquatic life forms.