Make EltaMD Your Sunscreen Choice for Optimal Skin ProtectionJune 14th, 2018 by Dr. Michael Glass
EltaMD the Best Choice in Fighting UVA & UVB Rays
Proper skin protection from the sun is one of the most important aspects of keeping your skin at its healthiest. While you may be after the golden and sunkissed look, ensuring that you have sufficient protection against the sun’s ultraviolet rays is essential. There are two types of UV rays that affect your skin: UVA and UVB.
UVB rays are responsible for tanning and burning, as they penetrate the outer layers of your skin. The SPF rating of your sunscreen refers to the protection you’re getting against UVB rays.
UVA rays penetrate the deepest layers of your skin and contribute to photoaging (early aging) or wrinkles.
To know that you are being protected against both UVA and UVB rays, your sunscreen needs to specify it’s offering Broad Spectrum Protection.
At Esteem, we encourage the use of EltaMD, #1 dermatologist-recommended brand. EltaMD sunscreens offer sufficient and comfortable Broad Spectrum Sun Protection. They also have multiple protection options for your face, lips, and body.
Sunscreens can be formulated with a variety of different ingredients, but all EltaMD sunscreens are created using Zinc Oxide, which is the safest and most effective active ingredient for sunscreens. Zinc Oxide is a natural mineral compound which blocks the widest range of UVA and UVB rays for optimal sun protection.
Zinc Oxide is gentle even for the most sensitive skin making EltaMD sunscreens a suitable option for all skin types.
EltaMD offers a collection of sunscreens that are designed to serve different purposes including daily wear, use during physical activity, use for specific skin types, easy application, and even sunscreen for use after skin procedures.
All EltaMD sunscreens are:
- Recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation as effective broad spectrum options.
- Fragrance and Paraben-Free.
- Formulated with SPF ratings ranging from 30+ to 50.
EltaMD has created a selection of facial sunscreens which are designed to work for specific skin types including:
- Skin prone to acne, rosacea, and hyperpigmentation.
- Post-procedure skin.
- Extra sensitive skin.
- Normal and combination skin.
- Dry skin.
In addition to offering sunscreens that cater to specific skin types, EltaMD offers several options that are oil-free and water-resistant.
Water-resistance is helpful if you’re planning to spend time working out, enjoying a day at the beach, or simply soaking up your natural Vitamin D!
Remember, if you’re planning to spend time in the sun, there are a few things you should do other than wearing EltaMD sunscreen. The Skin Cancer Foundation suggests:
- Seeking shade when possible during the high hours (between 10am and 4pm).
- Wearing UPF protective clothing.
- Wearing hats and UV-blocking sunglasses.
If you’ve been searching for the best sunscreen to keep your skin protected this summer, stop by Esteem and let our team help you decide which EltaMD product is right for your skin and sun protection needs! For questions, don’t hesitate to call 775.204.3508.