SPF Reminder as the Warmer Months Near

in Avon, Connecticut

Why is it important for people to use a Broad Spectrum SPF?

According to the American Academy of Dermatology 1 in 5 people will develop skin cancer within their lifetime.   Daily sunscreen application is vital to protecting the skin from the sun’s harmful rays.  Broad spectrum SPF allows you to identify the sunscreens that protect against both UVA and UVB rays.  UVB rays are mostly responsible for giving that “burn” and damage to the top layer of the skin.  UVA rays however, are actually more damaging because they penetrate deeper within the skin and cause more of the aging factors like fine lines, wrinkles and brown spots.  So be sure to check your sunscreen to confirm you have a broad spectrum SPF.

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