Category Archives: Sun Protection

Fitzpatrick Skin Types Explained

The Fitzpatrick Scale was developed in 1975 by Thomas B. Fitzpatrick. It is used to classify skin types and their reactions to UV exposure. Most people use this system to determine how at-risk they are for skin cancer, but others simply use it to identify skin tone. There are six skin types on the Fitzpatrick Scale that cover all races, ages, and locations around the world. Here are the Fitzpatrick skin types explained. Type I – Light and pale white Type I people get freckles easily, and they rarely tan. These people burn rapidly and … Read More

Are High SPF Sunscreens Better?

It is logical to assume that products with SPF 30 would work twice as well as those with SPF 15. That is why so many concerned consumers go in search of the highest SPF ratings they can possibly find. While there are benefits that come with SPF 45+ products, they are less significant than you may realize. Before you pay a lot for skin protection you don’t need, check out the facts below. How SPF Works SPF stands for sun protection factor, which is a measure of how well sunscreen protects your skin from harmful … Read More

Sun Protection All Year Round

By now, most people are aware that using sunblock on a regular basis is an important part of any skincare regimen. However, there is still a strong correlation in many people’s minds between sunblock use and summertime. While it is certainly important to wear sunscreen in the summer when the sun is at its strongest, it is just as important to wear sunscreen in the winter, regardless of the temperatures outside. You can get a sunburn in the winter Sun damage on the skin is caused by UV radiation from the sun which is just … Read More