If you are like me, you might think that wearing the recommended amount of sun block is enough to protect you from the sun, which we all know causes wrinkles and premature aging; not to mention skin cancer!
The article below published in the journal of investigative dermatology may be a little intense, but what it finds is that even the strongest sun block only stops about 55% of the free radical production from light.
What does this mean?
Well, If you all you wear is the best sunblock, you still are damaging your skin every time you go out into the sun.
What can you do?
The first line of defense is limiting your sun exposure by wearing protective hats, clothing and umbrellas.
The next step is to continue wearing high quality sunblock that blocks UVA in addition to UVB like ZO Oclipse Primer spf 30 but also applying a daily defensive lotion such as ZO Daily Defense that contains antioxidants (free radical scavengers), and specialized DNA repairing enzymes work around-the-clock to help minimize UV oxidative damage and uneven pigmentation, while restoring skin function and elasticity.
I carry both of these products in my office and use them regularly. You should too.
Protecting your skin from further sun damage is just another step to maintaining your beauty and living a healthy lifestyle.
Dr. Daniel Barrett