YASOU natural skin care makes a conscious choice not to add SPF in our cellular day cream. Here are some reasons for why we made this decision.
1) YASOU cellular day cream is a water-based skin care product that works on a cellular level. That means it penetrates beyond the skin’s outer layer.
2) We want to keep the ingredients clean so they can enter the inner layers of the skin and do their job keeping skin healthy, smooth and resilient.
3) We believe that SPF should be the last layer of the skin care regime. To be effective against UVA and UVB rays, sunscreen must be reapplied every two hours. That’s right, sunscreen protection wears out after two hours. Who wants to reapply a face cream every two hours? That is not practical. For all day facial protection we recommend applying a powder sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher.
4) During testing we found that putting SPF in our day cream made the texture uneven. We like a smooth glide that provides a good tactile experience.
5) SPF is in so many products now. Read your ingredient labels and make a decision on which product with SPF you like and which is practical for your lifestyle.
Below is an infographic from The American Academy of Dermatology on what to look for when selecting a sunscreen. Their list of frequently asked questions about sunscreen provides answers to common questions.
Check out the Environmental Working Group Skin Deep Sunscreen Guide for more information about sunscreens. Simple, practical solutions for protecting your face from the sun are to wear a hat and find some shade.
Use about half of a teaspoon of sunscreen on your face. Don’t forget your lips! The American Academy of Dermatology recommends applying an SPF of at least 15 to lips when spending time outdoors