Summer’s here so it’s likely your skincare routine will start focusing a little bit more on reducing the effects of the sun whilst not compromising on the perfect day/night complexion. Making the move to a BB cream, or ‘blemish balm’, means you’re on the right track. BB creams have become an absolute must-have for busy women looking for an all-in-one product, i.e. moisturizer, foundation, and sunscreen. Just keep in mind not all BB creams are the same, especially when it comes to how they screen the sun’s harmful rays and the flow-on effect that it can have on the health of your skin.
If you’re looking for a broad-spectrum BB cream that can protect your skin from both UVA and UVB rays you’ve got two options – absorb or reflect. To absorb the sun’s rays, you’ll need a BB cream containing a chemical-based UV filter. Most BB creams fall into this category whereby a chemical filter absorbs UV rays once they reach the skin. If you would rather reflect the sun’s rays, with less chance of experiencing skin irritation, look for a BB cream containing naturally derived zinc oxide such as Invisible Zinc’s Sheer Defence. Naturally derived zinc oxide works as a protective shield as it physically blocks rays before they penetrate your skin’s surface.
In terms of BB creams combatting the sun’s harmful effect, there’s no right or wrong answer as to which method you should go for, i.e. chemical or physical. Assuming both options have a high, broad-spectrum SPF you’ll be getting a good level of protection either way. Just remember that physical blockers using zinc oxide are not only less likely to cause skin irritation but are also water-resistant. This may prove to be one of your deciding factors. If you’re thinking of trying Invisible Zinc Sheer Defence, you’ll get a BB cream that offers you a high degree of sun protection, has a lightweight mineral shield, is less likely to irritate the skin, and is 2-hour water-resistant.
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DISCLAIMER: This editorial has been brought to you by Radiant Health. Content in this editorial is for general information only and is not intended to provide medical or other professional advice. Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. When using sunscreen always wear a hat, protective clothing and sunglasses. Avoid prolonged high-risk sun exposure. Reapply sunscreen frequently or use in accordance with directions. Radiant Health Ltd, Auckland. NZ-2019-09-0008