"The winter sun can reflect off the snow, particularly at high altitudes," says Amy Derick, MD, a private-practice dermatologist based in Barrington, Illinois, and frequent guest expert on NBC News, The View, and CNN.com. Always apply sunscreen to exposed areas of skin, including the face, tops of ears, and backs of hands, and use a lip balm to prevent chapping.View Post
In today's market and environmental conditions, sunblocks can range from SPF 15 to SPF 50 or even more. The safest bet though is a Broad Spectrum sunscreen, that protects from both UVA and UVB sun rays. Since organic sunscreen does not contain any chemicals, be sure it contains Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide. These are natural elements that protect your skin from UV rays. View Post
When your skin gets irritated by pretty much everything around you, it's natural to be conscious of the skincare products you are willing to work with and apply on your face. Sunscreens tend to be a prevalent product that people usually fear due to unclear or vague ingredient lists.
When buying a sunscreen, be sure to read the ingredient list. Some sunscreens are hybrids, meaning they contain both physical and chemical UV filters. Fortunately, the ever-growing skin-care market is catering more to those with reactive skin, so it's no longer difficult to find a formula that will suit you and your skin.View Post