What everyone should know about SPF

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Since we recently launched Best of Skintentions, a new daily moisturizer with SPF 15 and a pa++ to protect against UVA and UVB rays, we thought it was about time to talk about sunscreen. At Bliss, we believe that wearing sunscreen strong>every day s the most important step in your skin care routine.

We want to educate, answer any questions, and enlighten you as to how important it is to protect your skin. If you have questions, feel free to comment on our blog postings and and we will do our best to answer them in a timely manner.

SPF is not an ingredient. It is an indicator of the length of time the product provides sun protection. Most people start burning after just 10 minutes of unprotected sun exposure. With an SPF 15, that person would be able to stay protected from burning for 150 minutes (15 X 10).
With each re- application, the length of time cuts in half. If the first application is good for 150 minutes, the second application lasts 75 minutes, next application 37 minutes. It is like a chicken in the oven… keep the heat on and it will keep cooking!

Always reapply sun protection after swimming, perspiring, working out because water and perspiration will diminish the effectiveness of the SPF.

There are two types of sunscreens. Physical sunscreens sit on the skin’s surface and form a barrier that deflects UVA and UVB. Chemical sunscreens penetrate the skin and absorb UVB rays; when some UVB does penetrate, tanning occurs but without the burn.

A chemical sunscreen should be applied to clean dry skin about 30 minutes prior to sun exposure for maximum effectiveness. A physical sunscreen should be applied over moisturizer, before makeup application (on face) or directly to body.

how much sunscreen do you need to use?
For your body, you need one ounce (an old fashioned shot glass). For face, make a stripe of sunscreen on two fingers – that is the amount necessary for face, ears, neck. Reapply every two hours.

For everday protection from UVA and UVB rays, Best of Skintentions preserves skin’s youthful appearance by maintaining its soft, supple and healthy-glowing skin and protecting it from the sun. Phytonutrient rich garden cress sprouts effectively detoxify the skin and protect against free radicals. Lychee extract reduces negative effects of UV irradiation on cell metabolism and provides essential moisture to the skin. A cocktail of vitamins, minerals and omegas promotes healthy skin function and serves as a daily ‘dew’ diligence for visible age prevention. SPF 15 protects your skin from both UVA and UVB. Tested for measurable UVA protection levels, best of skintentions shields your skin against the biggest culprit of age acceleration and promotes a youthful complexion

Questions? Comments? Concerns? Please leave a comment and we will responder fast than you can say ingrown hair eliminating peeling pads 500 times fast.

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About karenglidden

My name is Karen Glidden and I’m the web content coordinator for Bliss. I will be the primary author of Bliss n Tell. For all your beautification needs, please refer to blissworld.com My background is not beauty related at all. I graduated from Boston University and worked at Starbucks for many years climbing their corporate ladder. Pre-Bliss, my idea of a milky cleanser was the residue left on my face after making cappuccinos all day. I’ve been with Bliss since October 2007 and have been converted into a product worshipper. I’m the MacGyver of skincare. I love inventing new uses to beauty products. You’ll find me putting toner on my legs to help with dry skin, wearing my glamour gloves on the subway to smooth my hands, and using skincare in my hair to tame flyaways. Oh, did I mention that I’m totally frugal. Yes, this little Bliss girl is a ‘recessionista’ for sure (hey, I still have student loans to pay off!) My skin type is normal. I’m not particularly breakout prone unless it’s stress related or hormonal. I’m not too oily, but sometimes dry all over depending on the weather. I’ve got an even skin tone and not too many fine lines, wrinkles, or hyperpigmentation. I have some sun damage from years of sun-worshipping sans SPF, my greatest skincare regret in life. My biggest skin concern are fine lines/wrinkles around my eyes and laugh lines around my mouth. Oh, and some uh….cellulite on my bum/thighs. Yes, I am human (you can stop pointing and laughing now, thanks!). My Favorite Bliss Product: I can’t choose just one. It’s a tie between Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Mask and A Tan For All Seasons Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Mask is my five minute beauty fix for just about everything (breakouts, dull/tired skin, dryness). A Tan For All Seasons is my best friend. It’s a stink-free tan in a can. I cannot live without a sun-kissed glow all year (without the UV damage, of course!)
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One Response to What everyone should know about SPF

  1. Jane says:

    We have to try this product!!!

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