Importance of Sunscreen Year Round | LimeLife by Alcone | Perfect Sunscreen | Christa Dowdy Law | Beauty Blogger | Lexington Kentucky

It’s August and the end of summer, so why all of the hype over sunscreen? I will tell you why! Because you don’t want skin cancer! Right? The sun doesn’t take a break and neither should you and the safest sunscreen,..LimeLife has just released the most incredible and most Perfect Sunscreen that I have been able to do any research on. It’s completely made from organic ingredients. It is a moisturizer, a makeup primer and it firms your skin as you wear it… PLUS an SPF 30. That’s 4 products in one. I would go on to say it was magic but I’m afraid someone would think I was being a little bit dramatic.

So why sunscreen in August? Well because we need to be wearing a sunscreen EVERYDAY that we aren’t in a completely blacked out room. Do you know that we aren’t even protected from the sun’s rays through a glass window? We would have to be in a windowless room 24/7 to be completely protected from the sun’s harmful rays.

Just what are those rays?

UVA: Ultraviolet A rays, also called “long wave” rays, make up 95 percent of the rays that reach the surface of the Earth. They can penetrate the skin much deeper than UVB rays, and are responsible for signs of aging (like dark spots and wrinkles). They also can initiate skin cancers. These are the rays that make you more tan. UVA rays can penetrate glass and clouds.

So in a nutshell, 95 percent of the rays that reach our skin are the harmful rays.

UVB: Ultraviolet B rays, or “shortwave” rays, don’t penetrate the skin as deeply. They’re what causes redness and sunburns. They are most intense from early spring to early fall, and during the day’s sunniest hours. UVB rays are not as likely to penetrate glass as UVA rays, but even though they dwindle in the winter, many can reach the Earth’s surface and are easily reflected off snow and ice. This makes them a bigger threat on the ski slopes, and at higher altitudes on sunny days.

Daily sunscreens are vital because of when we get the majority of our sun exposure. It’s not when we go to the beach or the pool but when we’re driving in the car and walking to work. As it turns out, sometimes those short bursts of sunshine are the most harmful. According to Cancer Research UK, short, intense exposure to the sun puts you at the highest risk of melanoma.

Besides wanting to wear sunscreen to prevent skin cancer, you want to wear sunscreen year around because you can take years off your skin!

Daily sunscreen use can prevent skin aging. A large study out of Australia were compared daily, those that used sunscreen daily and those that only used it occasionally. And after four and a half years, the group that used sunscreen only when they thought they needed it had significant brown spots and fine lines. But the daily group showed no detectable signs of aging.

So what is best? SPF 30 is perfect for everyday use. The FDA doesn’t approve anything with an SPF over 50 because nothing above 50 is any more effective than an SPF 50.

So in walks LimeLife by Alcone and the Perfect Sunscreen. Finally a product that not only protects our skin with the most perfect SPF 30 but also primes our skin for a perfect makeup application, it moisturizes our skin with only natural and organic ingredients, and it FIRMS our skin with anti aging ingredients which makes this sunscreen especially unique! It is LITERALLY “Perfect”.

So let’s talk about some of the ingredients that make our sunscreen so perfect! The Aloe is used as an emollient in our sunscreen to provide an easy application that hydrates the skin. It’s commonly used in sunscreens because it is easily accessible and is commonly a base ingredient in skincare. And we all know how aloe feels.

Buddleja has antioxidant properties and boosts the skins defenses against permanent UV induced damages!

Caprylhydroxamic Acid – an ingredient that may sound scary but this coconut derived ingredient naturally preserves the sunscreen so that we are able to avoid things like parables and other yucky (unnatural) ingredients.

Cetearyl Olivate – basically olive oil which is a great oil for the skin!

Chicory Root is the ingredient that boosts the anti aging benefits! It produces an IMMEDIATE firming effect while you will also see a collagen boosting effecting effect and the long term skin benefits of retinol, without using retinol! (NATURALLY) Do you see a trend here?

Helichrysum Italicum Oil is extracted from the Immortelle Flower, also known as the Everlasting Flower. This oil is known for its restorative and anti-aging properties!

Jojoba Seed Oil is an ingredient that is actually a wax but because it has such a low melting point, it exists as a liquid. What I love about this ingredient is that because of its antibacterial and anti inflammatory properties, this ingredient is often used to prevent or to treat acne. My conclusion, I don’t think I’ll worry about this sunscreen breaking me out like other (chemical) sunscreens.

Our sunscreen is vegan, cruelty-free, paraded-free, gluten-free and WORRY FREE!

The one an only active ingredient in our perfect sunscreen is zinc oxide. This mineral is the safest option when it comes to natural and broad spectrum sun protection.

Our sunscreen is only $38 and is so worth every penny. Especially when you consider the worth of your skin health! With all that this tube provides, why wouldn’t you protect your skin, firm your skin, prime your skin, and moisturize your skin? It’s simple! It’s PERFECT!