What’s the single-biggest threat to younger-looking skin? The sun.
Whether you’re at the beach or in the backyard, the latest research tells us the sun can harm your skin (as well as damage your hair). No matter your skin tone or the forecast, UVA/UVB protection is the essential last step in your skin care regimen.
What is broad spectrum protection?
Broad spectrum protection, as found in Artistry and Satinique products, guards against both UVA (long-wave) and UVB (short-wave) rays.
Why broad spectrum protection is important
While UVA rays are less intense, they’re more prevalent. Recent research has shown that these rays damage the epidermis, where most skin cancers occur.
Both types of rays penetrate the earth’s atmosphere, as well as clouds and windows. That means sunscreen is important every day, all year round. In summer, when you and your family are outside more, and enjoying the warmer weather, achieving broad spectrum protection becomes even more critical.
That “healthy” tan many aspire to during the summer months, is an early result of damage to the skin’s DNA.
Our skin uses the darkening process as a way of protecting against more serious harm. Over time, these changes can lead to skin cancer.
Can the sun damage your hair, too?
Yes! The sun’s rays can strip moisture from hair, cause color to fade (whether your locks are dyed or natural), and ultimately result in breakage and faster aging.
What does the SPF rating really mean?
SPF stands for “sun protection factor.”
The SPF rating on your favorite skincare product indicates how long it will take for skin to burn when using the product, as compared to going without sunscreen altogether. For example, with an SPF 15 sunscreen, it would take 15 times longer for your skin to redden.
Protection from the sun’s harmful rays will be a months-long battle. From the 4th of July all the way through Labor Day, this will be the peak time to fight off deep burns and skin irritation.
But there’s still plenty of time to ease concerns and have fun in the sun. To help protect yourself from the damaging effects of the sun, we recommend that you check out these products – all are SPF-rated and help to maintain a healthy appearance (not only this summer but year-round, as well).
Artistry Ideal Radiance UV Protect*
Featuring SPF 50+ with broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection, this ultra-light, oil-free formula helps prevent skin discolorations while retaining the skin’s moisture for all-day comfort.
*Not available in Canada
Artistry Ideal Radiance Illuminating CC Cream
Discover the brightening effect of this exclusive, breakthrough color-correcting formula that brightens and protects in one simple step for luminous, natural-looking even-toned skin.
Artistry Youth Xtend Protecting Cream
Get daytime moisturizing, plus protection from environmental stress and UV damage.
Artistry Youth Xtend Protecting Lotion
Sunscreen and antioxidants help moisturize while preventing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Artistry Essentials Hydrating Lotion
Improve skin hydration and get sun-shielding protection to keep skin looking healthy.
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Artistry Essentials Balancing Lotion
A multi-tasking lotion with UVA/UVB protection, plus oil-controlling ingredients to keep skin shine-free.
Satinique Dual Defend Spray
With SPF protection, Dual Defend Spray nourishes hair, and protects against the dryness and brittleness that can result from sun exposure.