The Miami Sun Is No Joke: Try These Sunblocks
Florida isn’t called the Sunshine State for no reason! Here in Miami, we have warm weather for the majority of the year, so it’s no surprise that the sun is always out. Protecting yourself at the beach from this famous star in the sky is a given, but is it necessary to protect your skin every day? Dr. Longwill believes the answer is always “yes,” especially if you have sensitive skin. Before we dive into Sunblock For Sensitive Skin, let’s discuss what exactly is sunblock.
The Benefits of Sunblock
Whether your skin is oily, dry, or sensitive, wearing sunblock has proven to be beneficial for everyone, according to many dermatologists such as Dr. Longwill. Because the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can both burn your skin and age your skin, sunblock provides a barrier between your skin and the Sun. Therefore, sunscreen does more than just protect it from sunburns, it has anti-aging properties as well.
However, the most important benefit that sunblock provides is protection against skin cancer, a condition that usually comes in the form of a growth or a sore on the skin. If left untreated, skin cancer can go from just an unattractive bump to a life-threatening condition affecting your internal organs. Although skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, it is very preventable and treatable. If you have sensitive skin, though, you are even more susceptible to allergic reactions because of certain skincare products, such as sunscreen, so how can people with sensitive skin protect themselves without irritating their skin?
Sunblock For Sensitive Skin
It’s absolutely vital to know the basics about sun protection before buying just any sunblock. One thing your sunscreen should provide is broad-spectrum protection against the two main types of UV rays—long wave ultraviolet A (UVA) and short wave ultraviolet B (UVB). UVA rays can penetrate through windows and age your skin, while UVB rays burn your skin but cannot affect your skin while indoors. Because the Sun does multiple types of damage, you need to use products that have multiple types of protection.
No matter what your skin type is, Dr. Longwill provides plenty of products with lasting results. Because sunblock is necessary and should be used daily, (even if you’re not outside or at the beach) we have a variety of sunblocks that are perfect for everyday use. Not only do we have sunscreen with broad-spectrum protection, but we also have sunscreen with 50+ SPF for an effective shield against the Sun’s harmful rays. Our Brilliant Defense Tinted Sunscreen works like a bb cream with light coverage, while protecting your skin from UVA and UVB rays with 50+ SPF. One of its special ingredients is CoQ10, which supports cell structure to reduce the depth of lines and wrinkles. Use this daily product as a primer before putting on your makeup or use alone as a tinted moisturizer.
We also have non-tinted sun protection products, such as our easy-to-use Super Sheer Spray Sunscreen that’s water resistant, gentle on sensitive and acne-prone skin, and feels weightless on the skin. Whether you’re relaxing poolside or taking your morning commute to work, the Sun’s rays can affect your skin—even when skies are cloudy! Always protect your skin and care for it every day, no matter the weather.
Dr. Longwill’s Skincare
At the end of the day, every person’s skin is different so what works for one person’s skin might not work for yours. Feel free to schedule an appointment with Dr. Longwill to get a customized treatment plan just for your skin or more details on Sunblock For Sensitive Skin.