Sunscreen Acts as Barrier on Skin from UV Rays
Sun care is a year-round business. Just because the days are shorter, the air is fresher does not mean that the sun’s rays are less harmful to your skin. Natural sunlight is naturally essential for overall health, but it is still important to protect your skin from excessive UV.
Enter: sunscreen with buttered emollients and moisturizing agents to treat dry winter skin. Nevertheless, these have some drawbacks-namely the dreaded white spot of mineral formulas. And a spooky dull complexion can really cope with the (dummy) winter glow you’re looking for. To deal with this dilemma, Triple Board certified dermatologist Mamina Turegano, MD, FAAD shares a useful Hack on TikTok: “When I apply sunscreens, I like to do what I call a ‘double method of sun protection,'” she says.
Turegio’s dual method of sun protection, explains.
In the first place, Turegano claims that you are fine if you use a sun protection method. You do not have to hit several levels at once if you do not have time. “But because I’m a Derm, I like to do things a little more,” she notes. Let’s also not forget that sun care goes far beyond sunscreens: to protect your skin from sun damage, it is also important to pay attention to the time you spend in the sun (for example, limit sunbathing) and wear hats and other protective clothing. But if you’re thinking of smart sun care with a fun sun protection tip, we’re all in.
To reproduce Tureguo’s dual method of sun protection, you need — you guessed it!-double sunscreen. Take a non-tinted option (we prefer the one with zinc oxide) and a tinted formula. “I start with a non-tinted sunscreen on the face, neck, ears and palms,” says Turegano.
Well, here’s the question of mineral and not tinted sunscreens: many can leave a calcareous cast. “Sometimes it can make me look a little pale, so I’m going to add a second coat with a tinted sunscreen that almost serves as a light primer that hides some of the pallor mentioned above,” she adds. (We love the one from Tower28 because it’s available in 14 colors.) In addition, she notes, the iron oxides found in tinted formulas may actually help fade dark spots.
We should note that Turegano only applies the tinted number to your face. “I don’t like using tinted sunscreen on my ears and neck, because it gets on my clothes,” she says, adhering to a single application of sunscreen on those portions.
So, essentially, the dual method of sun protection is not to strengthen sun protection (as long as you use the right amount of sun protection, only one layer is enough), and it is not added to your SPF number (while you can have more coverage, the actual SPF does not work that way). On the contrary, doubling takes care of every white spot that you may experience with a zinc oxide formula. If you are using a non-tinted mineral option, be sure to use a mineral tinted sunscreen for your second coat and vice versa.Tags: sun protection, Sunscreen, UV