Protecting your skin from sun exposure and germs is crucial year-round, and now, with summer in full swing, be sure to take extra precautions while you get out and enjoy the sun. Doctor D. Schwab has all the skincare essentials you need for summer 2020, and has special sets with a hand sanitizer or moisturizer with the purchase of sunscreen! Whether you’re planning a staycation, heading to the beach, a pool, barbecue, out into the wilderness, or taking a trip far away, be sure to have Doctor D. Schwab products on hand (literally!).
Applying sunscreen is the most important part of every skincare routine because it protects your skin from harmful ultraviolet rays. There are two types of UV rays, UVA and UVB, and overexposure to either can lead to skin cancer. In addition, UVA rays cause skin aging, fine lines, wrinkles and age spots and they can pass through window glass (pssst, have you been applying sunscreen while sheltering in place?). The second type of sun rays, UVB rays, are the type that cause sunburn, and both types are reflected off snow, sand, and water, increasing the need for skin protection. Thankfully, all of Doctor D. Schwab sunscreens are broad spectrum, and formulated to defend against both UVA and UVB rays. The highest level of advanced protection is the Doctor D. Schwab Umbrella Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40.
Before applying sunscreen, it’s vital that you moisturize skin because dry skin is more vulnerable to the sun. In your daily routine, after you apply moisturizer, give it time to set in before applying sunscreen (try brushing your hair or your teeth while you’re waiting for maximum productivity). Sea Enzyme Mega-Moisture Mist can be used before or after spending time in the heat to give your skin a boost of hydration. It’s formulated with aloe and seaweed, and has a fresh rosemary mint scent. Simply spritz wherever it’s needed—hair, face, body— and go, for the perfect mid-day pick-me-up! (Pro-tip: try storing it in the fridge for an extra refreshing mist.)
Sea Enzyme Ultra-Umbrella Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30 blends into skin effortlessly and can be used on your face and body. It’s enriched with antioxidants, aloe, kelp, and sunflower seed oil to soothe and moisturize skin. Doctor D. Schwab Umbrella Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30 and SPF 40 provide ultra-hydrating skin protection. The sodium hyaluronate, rose-hip fruit oil, aloe, and white tea work to soothe, and soften skin. Additionally, grape stem cell extract in it fights free radical damage with potent antioxidants. The Shimmery Sun Lotion Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30 shares the benefits, with an added subtle shimmer that will give your skin a healthy-looking, radiant glow. Remember, just like hand sanitizer, for best results, sunscreen must be applied frequently (about every two hours, or more often if you go in the water or sweat).
When making plans outdoors this summer, keep in mind the sun is strongest between 11am and 3pm, so if possible, opt for a shady area or carry along an umbrella and wear sun-protective clothing if you’re planning a beach day. Enjoy the sunshine this summer, and keep your skin protected and sanitized!