If you love your outdoor lifestyle but worry about sun damage to your skin and premature aging, then EltaMD may be your best option. It offers a variety of products with broad-spectrum sun protection and is recommended by The Skin Cancer Foundation. EltaMD helps prevent sunburn and lowers the risk of skin cancer when used with other protection measures. The formula includes transparent zinc oxide and is non-comedogenic, which means it won’t clog pores. It is fragrance-free, paraben-free and suitable for all skin types.
The two types of ultraviolet (UV) rays that damage your skin are UVA and UVB rays. Broad-spectrum sunscreens like EltaMD products may block both types of rays from damaging your skin. UVA rays go deeper into the skin and damage the dermis skin cells. This type of ray is the basic cause of premature aging, wrinkles, loss of elasticity and hyperpigmentation. UVB rays affect the top layer of skin, causing burning and tanning. These rays may be one of the main causes of certain types of skin cancer that develop from sun exposure.
The Skin Cancer Foundation has said that the possibility of skin cancer developing doubles for people who have had five or more sunburns. EltaMD is a broad-spectrum sunscreen that provides a barrier between your skin and sunlight. It acts like a mirror to reflect both UVA and UVB rays from affecting your skin.
How It Works
EltaMD is formulated with zinc oxide, a naturally-occurring mineral compound that blocks sunlight on your skin. Zinc is one of the most photo-stable ingredients, which means it doesn’t rapidly degrade in light. Zinc is safe for all skin types, including the most sensitive. EltaMD offers several formulas for specific lifestyles and skin types.
If you’d like to learn more about EltaMD, feel free to make an appointment with us at Springs Aesthetics! The skin is the body’s biggest organ, and it deserves to be as healthy as can be. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in Colorado Springs!