What is SPF and How Does it Protect Your Skin?

A great skincare routine should protect your face and body from all harmful aspects of nature. UV rays from the sun can affect your skin’s health, and it is important to use a product containing SPF even on cloudy days. SPF means a Sun Protection Factor, and it estimates how effective your sunscreen is against UV rays.

Natural sunscreen can be very effective at protecting your skin from harmful UV rays.

What Does SPF Do To Your Skin?

Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of a product containing SPF.

It Protects You From Harmful Sun Rays

Protection from the sun is the most obvious benefit. It’s in the name. It works because a natural sun protection factor that is highly rated reduces the penetration of UV rays into the skin. UVA and UVB rays cause a lot of harm when they enter deep into the skin tissue. Harmful effects range from sunburns to serious skin conditions such as cancer.

Works Well To Prevent Premature Aging

Fine lines and wrinkles take away the healthy, radiant, and youthful look we all want. Overexposure to the sun accelerates the appearance of these wrinkles. We recommend using a well-rated natural sun protection factor to keep these wrinkles at bay. Sunscreen and products containing SPF will help your skin age gracefully. 

Minimizes The Risk Of Cancer

It is widely known that UV rays from the sun can cause cancer. However, until recently, many people believed only UVB rays contributed to the growth of cancer cells. It has now been proven that UVA rays can also cause cancer. Naturally infused sunscreens and creams will work best as most cosmetics manufacturers don’t make products that protect against UVA rays.

Keeps Your Skin Healthy

The core of a skincare routine is the desire to have healthy skin. A natural sun protection factor helps retain essential proteins such as the keratin in the skin when applied. Your skin stays smooth and radiant by reducing the penetration of harmful rays and locking in the moisture.


Natural sunscreen not only contains SPF but other beneficial ingredients to protect your skin.


How Do You Choose an SPF?

A good SPF can be the solution to those excruciatingly painful sunburns. Here are a few things to keep in mind when choosing your SPF.

Offers A Broad Spectrum Of Protection

An SPF should protect you from both UVA and UVB rays as they are equally harmful.

Rated 30 Or Higher

On a scale to calculate effectiveness, any SPF above 30 should do. Higher SPF does not necessarily mean better, but below 30 is not effective enough to protect your skin.

And Finally, Natural Is Better

You can make an effective SPF from the comfort of your kitchen using natural ingredients. Natural products like shea butter, oil extracts, coconut oil, or aloe vera will do the

Trick as they have naturally occuring SPF. To boost the efficacy you can also add Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide. Both of these ingredients occur naturally, and are the only FDA approved SPF ingredients for natural sunscreen.

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