The Multi-Levels of Sunscreen Protection

August 11, 2011 | posted by Justin Skeesuck

A recent study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology found broad spectrum UV protection actually protects the skin from free radical damage more than antioxidants, in addition to providing protection from skin cancer.  Free radicals are the molecules that cause skin damage and visible aging, which is stimulated by sun exposure, pollution, smoking, and other harmful environmental insults.

According to the study, dermatologist Steven Q. Wang, MD, states, “Exposure to UVA rays and UVB rays can lead to the development of skin cancer.  This is why choosing a broad-spectrum sunscreen that protects the skin from both types of rays is so important.”

The article also states that adding antioxidants to sunscreens adds another level of healthy protection to help boost the body’s natural defense system against UV radiation that passes through the first layer of UV protection.

Epionce Active Shield Lotion SPF 30 and Ultra Shield Lotion SPF 50

It is articles like this that prove the very valuable point that we must get into the habit of wearing daily sunscreen, whether it’s sunny, cloudy, or anything in-between outside.  Active Shield Lotion with SPF 30 is an excellent choice for everyday activities and Ultra Shield SPF 50 when you will be spending more time in the sun.  Both Epionce sunscreen products are formulated with broad spectrum Zinc Oxide, plus ingredients that have superior antioxidant properties: meadowfoam, flax and date extracts. 

But remember, sunscreen doesn’t work unless you use it properly!  Use a full ounce to cover your exposed body parts, and don’t forget to reapply if you are outside for more than two hours.

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