If you have sensitive skin, suffer from Rosacea or acne, or experience a burning sensation after applying a sunscreen to your face; I encourage you to read the following information. The newest addition to the PEL Basics line, Protective Sun Crème, offers excellent sun protection using all-natural ingredients that are actually good for your skin.
In recent years the medical community has exposed the negative effects of UVA rays. One breakthrough study published in 1999 by the American Medical Association concluded that UVA rays account for as much as 90% of all UV radiation. Exposure to UVA may not produce obvious short-term damage such as sunburn, but the danger of these deep penetrating rays is long term. Long wave UVA rays can cause age spots, wrinkling and loss of skin's elasticity and has necessitated the development of fuller broad-spectrum sunscreen protection. At present, only the three following UVA protectors have the FDA approval; titanium dioxide, zinc oxide and Parsol 1789. The problem with Parsol 1789 is its tendency to photodegrade. To counter the effect complex chemical stabilizers must be added. Protective Sun Crème is an all-natural formulation using zinc oxide and titanium dioxide for maximum protection without chemicals.
There are two types of harmful ultraviolet rays in sunlight, UVA that pass through window glass and UVB that are blocked by window glass. Both types of rays are harmful and cause sunburn and skin cancers. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends that you use a broad-spectrum sunscreen, one that blocks both UVA and UVB rays.
It is estimated that children get 80% of their total sun damage by the time they turn 18. The earlier parents incorporate sun protection into their children's daily activities, the lower their lifetime risk of skin cancer. Our 100% all natural formulation is extremely safe for all ages including babies.
Sunscreens must be reapplied often to insure protection. Perspiring and swimming will deplete their effectiveness. If you suffer with acne, a waterproof sunscreen could make you break out. Try reapplying Protective Sun Crème more often, instead.
Sunscreens should be worn all year round and even on cloudy days. Just going for a walk exposes you to damaging sunlight and a lifetime of these "incidental exposures" adds up. As long as the sun is up you are being bombarded by harmful ultraviolet rays.
Whenever possible your sun protection program should include sun protective clothing, avoiding the sun between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm and of course a broad-spectrum sun cream.
Recent testing has revealed that commercial sunscreens contain ingredients that can be toxic. They often contain chemicals that not only give your face a burning sensation when applied, but can actually cause heat build up or "greenhouse" effect on your skin.
Avoiding sunburn is not the same as avoiding sun damage. Sunburn is just the immediate sign of overexposure, whereas sun damage can still develop over time. Sun exposure not only causes skin cancer and premature aging, but also suppresses the body's immune system.
Be careful when choosing a sunscreen. You want to be sure you choose a sunscreen that is PABA-free. PABA (para-amnio-benzoic-acid) is widely used in sunscreens and many people are allergic to it.
Answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding sun lotions.
Q. Why should I try Protective Sun Crème, I've tried every brand in the drug store?
Q. Why is Protective Sun Crème a beige color instead of white?
Q. Why is titanium dioxide in Protective Sun Crème?
Q. Why is Protective Sun Crème more expensive than what I can buy at the store?
Q. Can I go out in the sun and get a tan without damaging my skin?
Q. Do darker skinned people need to use sun protection?
Q. Why does sun exposure cause your skin to look aged?
Q. How often and when should I use Protective Sun Crème?
Q. Why don't I see an SPF listed for your Protective Sun Crème?
Q. I noticed small dots or bubbles of oil on top of the Protective Sun Crème when I opened the jar. What is that?