Your Sun Protection Guide

Your Sun Protection Guide

When it comes to skincare, one thing is non-negotiable: SPF. This skincare essential does more than just protect you from the sun’s rays—it’s vital to keeping your skin healthy and vibrant.


Why Sun Protection Matters

Sun protection is one of the most important ways to keep your skin in great shape. UV radiation from the sun can cause skin damage, premature aging, and skin cancer. SPF, or sun protection factor, tells you how well sunscreen guards your skin from UVA and UVB rays, which cause sunburn. The higher the SPF, the longer the protection will last. Sunscreen will absorb or reflect UV radiation, stopping it from reaching your skin. Daily SPF use is your first defense against these risks, ensuring your skin stays healthy, protected, and gorgeous!


Why Your Skincare Routine Needs SPF

Skin Cancer Awareness: Applying SPF daily helps reduce your skin cancer risk. Protecting your skin from UV radiation is more important than ever.

Prevents Premature Aging: UV radiation speeds up the aging process, leading to fine lines, wrinkles, and sunspots. Sunscreen helps keep your skin looking youthful.

Works for All Skin Types: No matter your skin tone, SPF is a must-have. UV rays affect everyone, so make sure SPF is on your daily checklist.


When, Where, and How to Use SPF

When: Apply SPF as the last step of your morning skincare routine, right before makeup. Reapply every two hours if you’re spending time outside. ZO Sunscreen + Powder is perfect for re-applications and touch-ups.

Where: Apply SPF to all exposed skin, including your face, neck, ears, and hands. People without hair need to apply SPF to their scalp daily and wear a hat, in addition, when the rays are extreme. Remember, UV rays can reach through thin clothing, so use SPF on your body if your clothes are light or sheer.

How: Choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. Apply a generous amount to make sure you’re fully covered. Let it absorb for a few minutes before moving on to your next steps.

We’ve Got You Covered 

At Basis, we carry various SPFs, ensuring a perfect match for your skin type. Take a look at our products here.

Don’t miss out; from May 1-31, pair a ZO Skin or EltaMD SPF with any other ZO Skin Health product and receive a free Basis Ball Cap or Basis Bucket Hat! 

To redeem this offer, add the baseball cap or bucket hat to your cart. Trust us, your skin will thank you.


The Bottom Line

Sunscreen is your skin’s best ally for staying protected from UV radiation and keeping your skin healthy. So, make SPF a daily habit, regardless of the time of the year or if you are staying inside. UV rays penetrate clouds and glass. Lather up—the future of your skin will thank you!

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