School may be starting and summer vacations may be coming to a close but that doesn’t mean that the sun’s rays are going anywhere – believe us, here in San Francisco we’re just around the corner from getting our Indian Summer started. So while back to school may mean less beach time for most of us, there’s still plenty of hiking, biking and park days in store.
Even if you’re the kind that only wears SPF seasonally, don’t pack it away just yet. (Plus, if this sounds like you… we need to chat. Why wear SPF year round? Melanoma rates, wrinkle prevention and sunburn are just a few reasons why. More on that in this post.)
A FEW TIPS TO KEEP YOU SPF SAVVY
Don’t be tricked by high SPF numbers. The highest Sun Protection Factor (SPF) you can achieve with natural, mineral ingredients is 30. Anything touting 45, 50 or 70+ contains chemical sunscreen ingredients (more on these in a moment). The FDA has even proposed prohibiting the sale of these sunscreens so there’s a chance you may see these phased out over the next few years.
Chemical vs Mineral SPF. Your options for sunscreen boil down to either “chemical” sunscreens (including oxybenzone, avobenzone, octisalate, octocrylene, homosalate and octinoxate), which penetrate the skin to absorb UV rays, and have been shown to disrupt the body’s hormone system OR “mineral” sunscreens (made with zinc or titanium) that apply to skin to literally block UV rays and are a far safer option for sun safety. These have come a long way from the old days of zinc sticks! All of our Juice Beauty SPF formulas are mineral based and lovely to use, with antioxidant packed, certified organic ingredients to nourish and hydrate skin while keeping it protected.
Plus, BIG NEWS! All of the Juice Beauty SPF products recently made EWG’s Skin Deep Best Sunscreen list! That means our products will not only protect you against UVA/UVB rays and have healthful ingredients but most importantly, leave you with no need to worry about potentially harmful, toxic ones.
Wearing SPF doesn’t mean having to forego your usual beauty routine. Instead, make it a daily part of it! Our Stem Cellular CC Cream or SPF Tinted Mineral Moisturizers both offer SPF 30 plus a hint of coverage to color correct and even your skin tone, making them ideal as a one-step, moisturizer + SPF + lightweight foundation combo or primer before foundation, if you prefer more coverage. Finish with the Refining Finishing Powder for a perfectly polished, matte complexion.
More SPF tips? Find them here.