May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and I thought I’d talk about Sunscreen Basics since sunscreen should be an essential part of your Skin care regimen.
Daily, year-round application of sunscreen works to prevent two major skin issues: premature skin aging and the risk of skin cancer. Effective sunscreens are labeled broad-spectrum, have a sun protection factor (SPF) of 50 or more and be water resistant. And, of course, sunscreen only works when it’s used – that’s when it works the best.
The Epionce sunscreens sold at Caddell’s offer broad-spectrum and anti-inflammatory formulas and help ward off signs of aging such as fine line, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation when used consistently and as directed.
How Sunscreens Help
Sunscreen Application Tips
Tip #1 When to Apply
Tip #2 How Much to Apply
Tip #3 Always Reapply Sunscreen
Tip #4 Wearing Protective Clothing
Tip #5 Understand the Label
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), sunscreens are considered over-the-counter drugs, and as such a sunscreen label can only make very specific claims.
These claims are:
Making claims on the packaging such as anti-pollution or anti-inflammatory are unregulated drug claims and are in violation of the rules regulating sunscreens.