It’s officially spring! In Arizona, that means our triple digit temps are just weeks away. But don’t wait until then to protect yourself from sun damage.
Now that warmer weather has you showing more skin, make sure your delicate skin is covered with protective sunscreen. We LOVE our product from Dr. Obagi’s new ZO line of skincare products complete with SPFs. The Oclipse Sunscreen + Primer SPF 30 is composed of natural melanin, titanium dioxide and zinc oxide to provide broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection. The product was designed to smooth and prime skin prior to make-up application, resulting in an even overall look.
Give it time
Remember to apply not only this product but any sun protection product about 30 minutes before you go out into the sun. This allows the product to fully absorb into the skin’s multiple layers, allowing it to work more effectively than if you apply it immediately before going outside.
Sunscreen is not a “one and done”process. Reapplication is crucial to ensuring you’re skin is protecting for the entire time you’re skin is exposed to the sun. Reapply sunscreen at least every two hours after the initial application and especially after swimming and/or toweling off.
Apply every day
Don’t save sunscreen for a day at the beach. You should apply SPF lotion every single day and reapply it often if you are out in the sun a lot.
Despite the fabulous weather, cover up! A little… If you’re going to be in the sun for an extended period of time, wear a big sun hat or a visor, sunglasses and a thin, airy long sleeve blouse or wrap.
In addition to drinking lots of water in warmer weather, keep your skin from drying out by applying a high-quality body lotion immediately after you shower and before you go to bed at night. Carry a travel-size lotion for caring for dry hands, elbows and knees while you’re out and about.