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The Importance of Sunscreen

07 May 2019

Sunscreen is an essential part of a healthy skin regime. Daily, year-round application works to prevent two major skin issues: premature skin ageing and risk of skin cancer. An effective sunscreen should be labelled broad-spectrum, have a sun protection factor (SPF) rating of at least 50 and water-resistant. 

The broad-spectrum and anti-inflammatory formulas in Epionce Ultra Shield SPF 50 and Daily Shield Tinted SPF 50 sunscreens help ward off signs of ageing such as fine lines, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation when used consistently and as directed.

How Epionce Helps

  • Anti-inflammatory botanical ingredients calm inflammation and redness triggered by UV rays and heat
  • Broad-spectrum and water resistant
  • Formulated for any skin type – even sensitive skin
  • Cosmetically elegant formulas can be used alone or under makeup

Sunscreen Application Tips

Tip One - When To apply

  • Sunscreen needs time to bind to the outer layer of the skin for maximum benefit and protection. Apply to cool, dry skin in the morning 15-30 minutes before leaving the house, or before going outdoors for an extended length of time
  • Applying sunscreen to hot, wet skin will dramatically diminish the effectiveness of the sunscreen

Tip Two - How Much to Apply

  • The recommended amount of sunscreen for the face and body is one full ounce, or a shot glass size amount, to all exposed areas of the body
  • Remeber to apply to the entire neck area as well as ears, which are often forgotten and are prime areas for skin cancer and skin ageing

Tip Three - Always Reapply Sunscreen

  • Next to not applying at all, the biggest mistake with sunscreen is not reapplying. A second layer after the initial 15-30 minutes is ideal, but reapplication should happen at least every two hours
  • Apply more frequently when sweating, or after swimming, making sure the skin has cooled down and is dry before application.

Tip Four - Wearing Protective Clothing

  • Wear UPF clothing and wide-brimmed hats, covering exposed areas when outside for long periods of time

Tip Five - Understand the Label

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), sunscreens are considered over-the-counter drugs, and as such a sunscreen label can only make very specific claims. These claims are:

  • Sun Protection Factor (SPF)
  • Broad-Spectrum (UVA and UVB protection)
  • Water Resistant

Making claims on the packaging such as anti-pollution or anti-inflammatory are unregulated drug claims and are in violation of the rules regulating sunscreens. This is why Epionce packaging does not contain these claims, even though the formulations themselves may have these properties.


Importance of a Healthy Skin Barrier

How well a sunscreen works depends on how well it can bind to the skin. Sunscreen must sit on the surface of the skin and have a surface area to bind to in order to work properly. Therefore, a key component to any sunscreen working well is to have a healthy skin barrier. We recommend you consistently use an Epionce Renewal Facial product for best results.



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