When purchasing sunscreen this summer, look for these ingredients, which protect against UVA rays:
- Avobensone (Parsol 1789)
- Zinc Oxide
- Titanium Dioxide
Avobenzone can sometimes pose a problem due to instability, but formulas containing zinc and/or titanium provide the best coverage against both UVA and UVB rays. These are now formulated to give fabulous coverage without the white chalky look of the past. Use of sunscreen daily is the easiest and least expensive anti-aging treatment. If you can prevent now, you don’t have to treat later. Let our skin care specialist, Judy Paredes, help you choose a sunscreen that contains these vital ingredients. She can suggest one that gives you broad spectrum protection and also feels good on your skin. If you have any medical conditions, always consult with your doctor before beginning a new skincare regimen.
- By Jasmyne Moody