SPF & It's Numbers

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Summer is here and the sun is out and the beach is calling your name:) Ahhh…LIFE is GREAT! But wait! Even though the sun is shining and you feel good on the inside, what about the outside? Are you fully protecting your skin from the harmful rays of the sun?

If your not sure, here’s a break down of SPF #’s:

  • SPF 2 blocks out 50% of  UVB rays
  • SPF 10 filters out about 85% of UVB rays
  • SPF 15 stops about 95%
  • SPF 30 stops about 97%

An SPF higher than 30 does not provide anymore UV protection, it just offers more time in the sun without burning.

Even if you choose a higher SPF, you still need to reapply after being in the water or perspiring to ensure protection.

Make sure that your sunscreen provides UVA/UVB protection.

By avoiding sun damage, you preserve your skin’s health and keep your skin lookin’ good with fewer wrinkles  and discolorations:)

Alohi Aesthetics