What Are the Best Sunscreens to Use?

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By itself, sunscreen is one of the best anti-aging skin products you can buy. For daily skin protection, dermatologists recommend wearing a broad-spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. However, certain brands of sunscreen take skin protection a step further, adding ingredients that help fight wrinkles and improve your skin’s appearance as well. For example, some sunscreens contain ingredients designed to stimulate collagen production or balance out skin tone, including:

  • Retinol
  • Peptides
  • Plant extracts

However, in order to see any long-term benefits, you must apply these sunscreens on a daily basis. Dermatologists agree that using sunscreen daily is an excellent habit to establish – one that will help prevent significant sun damage from building up in your skin later in life.

Antioxidants are also a useful addition to sunscreen. Despite how effective today’s sunscreens are, they are not capable of blocking 100% of all UV rays, no matter how much you lather up. When UV rays reach your skin, they will create free radicals, which can lead to wrinkles and sun damage over a long period of time. Antioxidants help eliminate these free radicals before they can cause damage.

If you have further questions about the best sunscreen brands to use for skin protection, please contact Facial Aesthetics today to schedule your initial consultation with a Denver dermatologist. We serve patients throughout the Denver metro area of Colorado.