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Sun Protection Resource Guide- Skinbetter Science

Did you know that there are two types of UV light that contribute to the risk for developing skin cancer?

· Ultraviolet A (UVA) has a longer wavelength, and is associated with skin aging.

· Ultraviolet B (UVB) has a shorter wavelength and is associated with skin burning.

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The SPF number on sunscreens only addresses the level of UVB protection (the rays that cause sunburn) and not UVA protection (the rays that cause tanning and premature aging). Look for products that have both a SPF value above 30 AND state "Broad-Spectrum". If a sunscreen says "broad spectrum" on the label, this means it protects against both UVB and UVA rays. Skinbetter sunbetter sunscreens deliver broad-spectrum protection in both a sheer stick as well as a tone-adapting compact (both with100% mineral actives - no chemical sunscreen ingredients here!).

UVA facts and risks according to

· UVA rays cause tanning, and the shorter wavelengths of UVA also cause sunburn. There is no such thing as a safe or healthy tan. UVA radiation is proven to contribute to the development of skin cancer.

· UVA is connected to the “broad-spectrum protection” you see on the labels of sunscreen products. Early sunscreens only protected your skin from UVB rays.

· UVA rays, while slightly less intense than UVB, penetrate your skin more deeply. Exposure causes genetic damage to cells on the innermost part of your top layer of skin, where most skin cancers occur. The skin tries to prevent further damage by darkening, resulting in a tan. Over time, UVA also leads to premature aging and skin cancer.

· UVA is everywhere. UVA accounts for up to 95 percent of the UV radiation reaching the earth. These rays maintain the same level of strength during daylight hours throughout the year. This means that during a lifetime, we are all exposed to a high level of UVA rays.

· UVA can penetrate windows and cloud cover.

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UVB facts and risks according to

· UVB penetrates and damages the outermost layers of your skin. Overexposure causes suntan, sunburn and, in severe cases, blistering.

· UVB is connected to the Sun Protection Factor (SPF) on labels of sunscreen products. The SPF number tells you how long the sun’s radiation (including some of the UVA) would take to redden your skin when using that product compared to the time without sunscreen.

· UVB intensity fluctuates. While the sun’s rays are strongest and pose the highest risk late-morning to mid-afternoon from spring to fall in temperate climates and even greater timespans in tropical climates, UVB rays can damage your skin year-round, especially at high altitudes or on reflective surfaces like snow or ice.

· UVB rays can be filtered and do not penetrate glass.

Skinbetter sunbetter Advanced Mineral Protection Sunscreens deliver an extraordinary level of performance of protection from UVA (aging) & UVB (burning), and defense from blue light and infrared radiation.

Sunscreen includes active ingredients that help prevent the sun’s UV radiation from reaching your skin. Here’s how the two types of sunscreen work:

· Physical sunscreen ingredients (including the minerals titanium dioxide and zinc oxide) block and scatter the rays before they penetrate your skin.

· Chemical sunscreen ingredients (like avobenzone and octisalate) absorb UV rays before they can damage your skin.

Skinbetter sunbetter sunscreens provide 100% mineral-active sun protection.

Skinbetter sunbetter SHEER SPF 56 Sunscreen Stick and sunbetter TONE SMART SPF 68 Sunscreen Compact both provide the maximum water resistance allowed on label by the FDA, 80-minutes.

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