Women use cosmetics all the time. They also spend a lot of time outdoors. Therefore it becomes necessary for women to be careful about the cosmetics that they may choose. It is definitely one of the most important details that they should be looking for in their make up.
Small changes to the products used or the SPF content of the products themselves can go a long way in protecting the skin and maybe even from cancer.
When it comes to the sun, it’s not just the beautiful tan that it may give. There are many dangers that are associated with it and need to be cared about. The sun causes many ailments once the skin has been exposed to it for long durations. This can be dangerous both in the short term and in the long term. In the short term, it can cause burns. Whereas, in the longer term it could cause early wrinkles and aging of skin, and of course cancer.
The following are the issues that usually come up from heavy exposure to the sun:
● Skin looses its elasticity and strength
● The thinner parts of skin then begin to get thinner
● Sensitive parts start to get colored in red, or blotchy in patches
● The skin gets dry quickly and needs moisturizing
● Wrinkles come on and don’t react to any treatment
● Freckles start to appear on the skin and shoulder areas
● Too much exposure can result in both benign tumors and cancer
In fact even when people get themselves tanned under the sun, they don’t realize that they are actually burning their skin. While it may look great, it’s effects aren’t always the best. The skin is forced to produce extra melanin in order to protect itself. The melanin itself is what causes the tanned color to come up. So what is really a defense mechanism of the body is something that people enjoy doing in a much less serious circumstance.
The Effectiveness of SPF in Make Up
Since make up is widely used and on a regular basis, an individual always feels better knowing that they are doing everything the can protect themselves from the harmful rays of the sun. Therefore, it has been found that cosmetics and make up that includes some amount of SPF is more popular and has more sales than others. However, it is important to also know that not all these cosmetics offer enough protection.
Apart from using just the cosmetics, it is recommended that you also use a sunscreen on all exposed areas on a regular basis. This is so because cosmetics and make up that contain SPF will require to be reapplied on a regular basis (of about 2 hours) in order for them to serve as efficient SPF. So, it is good to remember to use a sunscreen along side the actual cosmetics. That way, you are extra safe.
Some relatively safe products that offer protection:
● Tarte Smooth Operator
● Laura Mercier Lip Kisses
● Sephora Bronzer Powder
● Clinique City Cover Compact Concealer