holding tinted spf 30 sunscreen

Tinted sunscreens go beyond a pretty glow

Sunscreen has one of the highest returns on investment in an anti-aging cream. A tinted sunscreen is even better because the red pigments or iron oxide protect against blue light. . It takes no time  to begin protecting yourself against the different wavelengths of light that goes for people of any age, from 5 to 50.

What are the benefits of antioxidants in sunscreen?

Two of the most common antioxidants you’ll see paired up with an SPF are vitamins C and E, as is found in  the mineral SPF from Dermstore’s  new signature product line. “Vitamin C helps lighten up brown spots and even out skin tone,” says Dr. Howe, “and vitamin E also absorbs some UV radiation.”

You know sun protection can help you avoid fine lines and wrinkles. Investigate whether the use of sun protection measures like sunscreens and sunblocks also helps avoid hyperpigmentation.

hand holding tinted sunscreen

How does Sunscreen help fight against   hyperpigmentation?

Hyperpigmentation describes darker areas on the skin. Everyone makes melanin for skin pigmentation, but hyperpigmentation goes deeper and is usually abnormal.

Hyper- implies “above” or “extreme.”

Hyperpigmentation has four causes:

  • Acne, sun damage or injuries create post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and sun spots
  • Age spots caused by ageing of the pigment cells.
  • Melasma which is hormonally induced and especially affects women after childbirth
  • Sun-induced freckles are genetic and although annoying they are not abnormal.

How does sun exposure exasperate hyperpigmentation?

This list doesn’t explain the sun’s function in most hyperpigmentation.

To understand  this, we need to dive deeper.

What is the Relationship between sun exposure and hyperpigmentation?

Sunlight is a mix of lights. Each form of light triggers biological processes.

UV light has two main effects on skin:

  • UV light produces and redistributes melanin, causing a tan.
  • UV light ages all skin cells, including melanin-producing cells.

Sun exposure affects all hyperpigmentation kinds. Example:

  • Sun damage can cause post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation as in the case of sunspots.
  • UV light speeds up the formation of age spots.
  • UV light’s melanin production  can intensify melasma’s dark mask.

The bottom line is that all forms of hyperpigmentation can be prolonged by exposure to UV light.

How Do I Protect Myself from Ultraviolet (UV) Rays?

Sun protection is important.

Some People  seem to consider sun protection, usually only in relation to a day at the lake, beach, or pool. However, with continuous solar exposure at say an unfortunate traffic jam on a hot day would mean a repeated exposure to harmful UV. 

So, what should you do to be prepared for unforeseen UV exposure?

You don’t have to stay indoors all the time just because the sun emits ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Since regular physical activity is essential to good health, it’s not a good idea to snooze just because   you want to prevent sun damage.. Protect your skin from UV radiation by taking some easy precautions.

  • Seek shade
  • Wear long clothing
  • Use sunscreen
  • Be sure to apply the sunscreen correctly according to manufacturer instructions.
  • Wear a hat
  • Wear sunglasses that block UV rays

That’s why part of the solution to dealing with hyperpigmentation is to simply apply sun protection 365 days a year. Also, it’s important to remember, sunscreen is only one part of sun protection, prolonged high-risk sun exposure should be avoided and frequent re-application or use in accordance with directions is required for effective sun protection

Similar Posts