Sunscreen should be part of your morning routine all year-round, even on a cold cloudy day. It is especially important to use it daily if you use active skincare like acid or retinol products, as your skin will be more susceptible to damage. It will safely protect your skin from UVA and UVB rays who are responsible for skin’s aging an burning.
Choosing the right sunscreen can be overwhelming due to so many options available out there. Mineral-based creams are always my go-to choice for my self and my family (yes kids included!). They contain the perfectly safe active ingredients like titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. The only downside is that certain mineral based creams tend to leave a chalky white finish that is really hard to dissolve on the skin. Lately, I’ve been test driving 2 new products from Canadian company LaSpa and I’m completely obsessed! Their products are ideal for all skin types and are such a pleasure to apply. Leaving your skin with a dewy finish from the coconut oil and most importantly no white marks at all. Both formulas are perfect to use under your makeup and because of their lack of chemicals, they won’t battle with your serum, allowing it to work efficiently.
Here’s a round-up of all the points that are really important when choosing and using a sunscreen for yourself and your family.
- Choose mineral based creams that contain Zinc Oxide or Titanium Dioxide. These are natural mineral sunblock that sits on your skin and stops both UVA & UVB rays from penetrating your skin.
- Choose Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB protection always! An SPF that is not broad spectrum only protects you from UVB rays and leaves you exposed to the harmful effects (such as premature aging, wrinkles, and dark spots) of UVA rays.
- Use SPF value of 15 or higher.
- Many foundations and BB creams include sun protection, but it’s always best to use a separate sunscreen with SPF.
- Apply generously, every day.
LaSpa Naturals can be found at leading spas and resorts across Canada as well as available online through www.beautysense.ca.