Sunscreen is one of the most important products in to protect your skin and prevent harmful damage. While sunscreen has become a staple in most beauty routines, there are still many misconceptions in the skincare world about the science behind it. Dr. Madden of Dermatology Institute of America is answering some of the most popular questions about sunscreen & skincare.
Question – Is SPF the most important factor to look for when shopping for sunscreen?
Answer – No. SPF only tells you how much protection you will get from UVB rays. You should use a sunscreen that protects your skin from all forms of light, including UVA, UVB, and visible light.
Question – Can you buy sunscreen in a pill?
Answer – Despite the efforts by our FDA to control the sale of dietary supplements claiming to protect you from the sun, these products have no benefit. Currently, only topical treatments can protect your skin from the sun’s damaging rays.
Question – How are our sunscreens hurting our bodies and the environment?
Answer – According to Craig Downs, PhD, director of the Haereticus Environmental Laboratory, many sunscreen ingredients are toxic to humans and sea life. Ingredients that have been implicated in causing harm include oxbenzone, octinoxate, octocrylene, PABA, parabens, and triclosan.
Question – Can I get sun damage from my devices?
Answer – Our phone, tablets, and computer emit HEV light (High Energy Visible Light). This form of light can damage our skin’s DNA and collagen.
Try DIA’s Reef Safe Sunscreen
Dermatology Institute of America’s Reef Safe Sunscreen is your answer to these questions.
To protect your skin from the screen light, wear Dermatology Institute of America’s Reef Safe Sunscreen. Best for indoors or out, This physical sunscreen protects you from all HEV, UVA, and UVB light, so it’s great for both indoors and outdoors. Additionally, it contains no chemicals that have been found to be carcinogens in humans or damaging to coral reefs and sea life – so it’s non-toxic for both your skin and the environment. Its ingredients are compatible with our entire DIA skincare line, so you can add it to your routine and see great results all around.