Arguably the most important summer essential, sunscreen is a must for all members of your family. With sprays, creams, and balms, buying sunscreen can be a daunting task with an aisle full of options. At SoCa Day Spa, we value the importance of this product and want to ensure you are getting the best option possible. Three factors to look for when purchasing include: if the sunscreen is broad-spectrum, water-resistant, and at least SPF 30.
Before purchasing a sunscreen, make sure that you notice if the label says that it is broad-spectrum or not. All sunscreen protects against UVB rays, which cause sunburns and skin cancers. However, broad-spectrum sunscreen protects against not only UVB rays, but UVA rays as well. UVA rays also cause skin cancer in addition to premature aging. Therefore, to make sure that your skin stays protected from harsh and damaging UV rays, make sure that you pick up broad-spectrum sunscreen.
Another important factor to consider is water-resistance. No sunscreen is completely waterproof; however, water-resistant sunscreen can hold up in the water for 40- 80 minutes. You must reapply sunscreen after sweating or swimming in case any rubbed off. This way, you know that your skin is still protected from the sun even after going in for a swim.
Make sure to think of these three factors the next time you buy sunscreen to keep your skin healthy and protected.
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Lilikoi Mineral Defense Moisturizer SPF 33

Protect your skin from the sun and drying environmental stressors with this lightweight SPF 33 mineral sunscreen moisturizer.

  • Skin is left lightly hydrated and protected from sun damage
  • Skin is shielded against drying environmental stressors and micro-particles caused by both outdoor and indoor pollutants
  • Leaves a fresh, natural look to the skin