Sunscreen should be an integral part of your daily skincare routine. Whilst you can opt for a broad spectrum sunscreen, there’s also a large number of moisturisers that feature SPF within the product. Whilst it’s pretty obvious that sunscreen protects your skin against the sun, we like to know how it works.
Many people only wear sunscreen when they’re going to be in direct sunlight, however how would you feel if we told you that you should wear it all the time? That’s right – you should have SPF on your skin every day. We know this might seem like a confusing concept, so we thought we’d break down the benefits of wearing an SPF, what it actually means and how it works. This way you’ll be sure to protect your skin daily.
What is SPF?
SPF is a system used to decide the effectiveness of your sunscreen. It stands for Sun Protection Factor and measures how much radiation from the sun can get to your skin. It’s basically an indication of how long you can stay in the sun before the UVB rays start to affect your skin.
There’s another term you should be aware of when looking at SPF, and that is ‘broad spectrum’. This means that the SPF not only protects against UVB rays, but UVA too.