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  • Writer's pictureChristina Warr

Soak in The Skin Benefits with Aloe Sunscreen

Do you want to enjoy long summer days at the beach without fear of causing damage to your skin? Well then, you’re in luck! We reveal six reasons why Aloe Sunscreen is the sun protection you should turn to this summer.

1. Aloe Sunscreen protects you from UVA and UVB rays

Most people know that a decent sunscreen protects you from ultraviolet rays but not every sunscreen on the market protects you from both UVA and UVB.

At the very least a sunscreen should offer UVB protection as these are the rays that cause the skin to burn. UVB are the shortwaves that cause reddening and superficial skin damage to the epidermis, and skin burning can occur at any time throughout the year, not just in the summer months. In fact, surfaces like snow and ice reflect 80% of rays which means you can be hit by them twice!

UVA on the other hand are long waves that can penetrate the deeper layers of skin. They can break through clouds and glass and they account for 95% of the UV radiation that reaches earth. UVA are the rays responsible for causing skin ageing, so if you want to avoid fine lines and wrinkles, you’ll want to ensure your sunscreen offers UVA protection.

2. Aloe Sunscreen gives SPF 30 broad spectrum protection

SPF, or sun protection factor, indicates the level of protection from UVB rays. A sunscreen that’s labelled to offer you with high protection will be factor 30 or higher. This scientific measure monitors the time it takes for the UVB rays to break through the sunscreen and cause skin reddening, compared to the time it takes if no sunscreen has been applied. SPF 30 sunscreen will therefore take thirty times longer. In addition, if a product claims to provide broad spectrum protection as well, that product will also protect users from UVA rays to the same proportion that the SPF blocks the UVB rays.

3. Aloe Sunscreen is water resistant

If you’re in need of a high protection sunscreen, you are probably wanting one that’s also water resistant so that you don’t have to reapply it every few minutes. It doesn’t matter if you’re not into the pool or going for a swim in the sea, the warm weather will still cause you to naturally perspire and this can affect your sun protection. Aloe Sunscreen’s high-quality formula boasts water resistance for up to 80 minutes and this means you can confidently sweat away in the sunshine for a time before having to reapply. However, it’s important to note that non-sweaty individuals should still reapply sunscreen after 2 hours in the sun or after using a towel.

4. Aloe Sunscreen is full of nourishing ingredients

Aloe vera is a beautiful skincare ingredient that soothes skin, locks in moisture and provides natural hydration. Aloe carries a pH of 5.5, the same as balanced skin, which is why it’s the perfect complement in any skincare product.

Forever Living only uses pure inner leaf aloe vera gel extracted from plants that have been cultivated on its own plantations. Aloe Barbadensis Miller is the species of aloe considered to contain the most benefits to humans and animals, and this is the species grown and nurtured by Forever.

Antioxidant vitamin E also plays a heroic role in this sunscreen’s revolutionary formula. Vitamin E protects cells from oxidative stress which can lead to premature ageing and skin damage. Environmental nasties like pollution and cigarette smoke can cause oxidative stress, as can ultraviolet rays. Such stress can damage skin cells which is why antioxidant vitamins should be an ingredient you look for in any topical product.

5. Aloe Sunscreen contains non-nanosized zinc oxide

Natural minerals like zinc oxide sit on top of the skin to provide a physical barrier that reflects away harmful UV rays. However, it’s important to note that there is also a difference between nanosized and non-nanosized zinc oxide. Nanosized zinc oxide refers to zinc oxide that has been broken down into smaller particles in an attempt to reduce the thick white paste appearance often associated with traditional sunscreen. These smaller particles can seep deeper into the skin and some researchers argue that these nanoparticles can then be absorbed into body tissue. On the other hand, non-nanosized particles provide broader skin coverage and the larger particles will not seep deeper into your skin. There is also some belief that non-nanosized zinc oxide provides better coverage against blue light than its nanosized rival.

Thankfully Forever has combined the benefits of natural, non-nanosized zinc oxide with scientific technology, and this has resulted in a sunscreen that does not leave behind white residue or feel greasy on the skin.

6. Aloe Sunscreen is reef safe

When shopping for sunscreen being reef safe might not even cross your mind but it is important and here’s why. Coral reefs are the most diverse and oldest ecosystems which the whole world relies on for various reasons including supporting fisheries as well as tourism, a source of food and they provide a home to thousands of different marine species with their three-dimensional structures. They are also important in our ever-changing climate where they can act as natural barrier against storms like hurricanes, typhoons, and even tsunamis.

Unfortunately, two ingredients – oxybenzone and octinoxate – are found in many common sunscreens and are destroying these ecosystems. In fact, more than 14,000 tons of sunscreen washes off swimmers, scuba divers, and snorkelers every year. Thankfully, Forever’s Aloe Sunscreen is free from these harmful ingredients and therefore reef safe; this means by wearing it, you are protecting our oceans!

Aloe Sunscreen is a cruelty-free, vegan-friendly mineral sunscreen that’s Leaping Bunny certified.

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