When it comes to the sun's rays, I know about UVA, but what's UVB?
Good question! Ultraviolet Radiation B (UVB) rays are the chief cause of reddening and sunburn. They also play key roles in both tanning and skin cancer development—which is why there truly is no “safe” way to get a tan. By contrast, Ultraviolet Radiation A (UVA) rays penetrate the skin more deeply, causing wrinkles and other outward signs of photo aging. Most importantly, you’ll want to look for products that are labeled as protective against both spectra, sometimes called “broad spectrum” products.
Which SPF level is right for me?
SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor, sold in strengths of as low as two or four (avoid these!) to 100 or greater. The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) recommends that everyone wear an SPF with UVA/UVB protection of 30 or greater but a higher number doesn’t necessarily mean dramatically more protection. Studies show that SPF 50 blocks 98 percent of harmful UVB rays, while SPF 100 blocks 99 percent. Additionally, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says testing might not be accurate for SPF greater than 50. If you’re unsure, stick with SPF 30 at a minimum.
How much sunscreen should I use?
Before you go out in the sun, you should apply roughly one ounce of sunscreen—about the size of a shot glass—evenly to your body and face. Reapply approximately every two hours, even on days when the sun is behind the clouds, and after swimming or sweating. Make sure to also use an SPF-enhanced lip balm and don’t ignore the thin, delicate under-eye area—it is prone to burning and sun damage can accelerate wrinkles around your eyes!
What can I do to avoid breakouts and irritation?
If you’re worried about skin breakouts or irritation from your sunscreen, be sure to wash your face before applying. Then choose a lotion that’s noncomedogenic and oil-free.
What Should I Use On My Face?
Avon has many choices when it comes to a face cream that will protect you from the sun. Avon Anew is Avon’s award-winning, #1-selling brand, and delivers results you’ll love.
Here are just a few Avon Anew Face Creams Which Provide Sun Protection!
Anew Skinvincible Day Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 50
Anew Skinvincible Day Lotion with Smart Repair Technology restores your youthful look by minimizing the look of environmental skin damage.
This day lotion has been formulated with our most advanced antioxidant complex and our highest SPF available: broad spectrum SPF 50. Comes in a 1 fl. oz. bottle.
Anew Platinum Day Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 25
Resculpt your features with Anew Platinum Day Cream. Regain the elegance of a smooth and lifted jawline. This formula designed to lift, firm and support your skin.
After 4 weeks notice visible reduction in deep wrinkles and a dramatic reduction in the appearance of sagging skin. This anti-aging skin care cream utilizes Paxillium Technology and Rediescent Microspheres to counteract dullness of skin and restore youthful color and radiance. Protective formula includes SPF25 to prevent further damage from the sun. 1.7 oz. net wt. Made in USA.
Anew Ultimate Multi-Performance Day Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 25
Anew Ultimate Multi-Performance Day Cream has the age-defying, moisturizing properties that you'd expect now with celluvive complex added to the formula.
Use this multi-performance day cream and immediately feel your skin get hydrated and see its newfound radiance.
After two weeks, removes fine lines while lessening deep wrinkles, restores skin's natural volume, and makes it more resilient to damage. In 4 weeks, you'll notice a more even skin tone, with lessened discoloration. On top of that, your skin will be firmed and lifted for a truly youthful look. The Anew Ultimate Day Cream features the added bonus of broad spectrum SPF25 protection, that way the sun will not further damage your skin while repairing it.
Anew Reversalist Complete Renewal Day Cream Broad Spectrum SPF25
Support your anti-aging routine with the Anew Reversalist Complete Renewal Day Cream.
This technology breathes life into your skin to return firmness and smoothness. This hydrating day cream moisturizes skin and contains Broad Spectrum SPF 25 to protect skin from the sun's harmful rays.
93% of women agreed skin looks naturally line-free in just 1 week. Be sure to add this 1.7 oz. jar of day cream to your facial skin care routine.
Anew Vitale Day Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 25
Revive the look and feel of tired skin with Anew Vitale Day Cream. Formulated with VitaTone Complex, it evens out skin tone, while returning vibrancy, reducing dullness and improving clarity. This day cream with SPF protection helps your skin look beautiful and protects it from further sun damage. Comes in a 1.7 oz. jar and is suitable for all skin tones.
Anew Vitale Day Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 25
Look perfectly poreless in one week with Anew Vitale! This anti-aging day cream with SPF 25 protection is formulated to fight the signs of stress, fatigue and energize the look of skin. Created to recapture the look of youthful, glowing, healthy and evenly toned skin. 1.7 fl. oz.
And Don’t Forget Daytime Protection with Skin So Soft Bug Guard With Sunscreen
Take the bite and burn out of summer and give your family uninterrupted outdoor fun with the full collection of Bug Guard mosquito repellent and Deet-free bug sprays and lotions. From fun in the sun and water to 2-in-1 sun and bug protection, find the perfect mosquito spray and bug repellent for wherever your outdoor adventures take you.
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