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Sunscreen 101

Sunscreen is the real deal. It's an essential step in your routine that can keep you looking years younger and when it comes to skin cancer, save your life. That's because UV rays cause wrinkles, pigmentation and dull skin. To help make sure you never leave the house without proper sun protection, here's a guide to help you find your perfect sunscreen for your life and skin.

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The “A” in UVA stands for aging ray. It’s not only a cancer creator, it plays a major role in aging because it attacks the collagen in your dermis.

The “B” in UVB stands for burning, so it penetrates the skin more superficially. UVB is the main cause of skin cancers and sunburns. It’s best to use a sunscreen that has both UVA and UVB protection. Look for a sunscreen labeled ‘broad spectrum protection,’ which means it has passed the critical wavelength test to protect from both aging and burning rays. For more info, head to The Klog.
Nope. When you combine two products with different SPFs, your total sun protection factor will be equivalent to the highest SPF you applied—in this case, 50. But don’t let this stop you from layering. Protection is protection, and the more products you use with an SPF, the better.
Korean dermatologists recommend applying moisturizer before sunscreen, because it ensures that the sunscreen is layered on evenly so that you will be well protected.
Korean women love layering their skincare products so they typically apply moisturizer and then sunscreen.
Yes! If you're not into layering your skincare, a moisturizer with SPF is fine to use!
Yes, all products seen on Soko Glam are FDA processed and approved.
Yes, you can definitely use facial sunscreens on your body. For the best facial sunscreens to use on your body, click here.
Sunscreens are needed for people of all ages and rest assured, all the products on Soko Glam are FDA processed and approved. For more info on FDA approval of ingredients, head to The Klog.
Yes! Even if you aren't prone to sunburns or the sun isn't out, sunscreen is an every day must! Wearing sunscreen isn't just about premature aging, but it's about protecting yourself from skin cancer as well. According to the American Cancer Society, skin cancer is the most common cancer in the US!
Don't forget to apply on your ears, tops of your feet, hands, neck and chest! Those are the areas that get neglected the most and are often the most tell-tale signs of aging in a person! To learn other sunscreen mistakes you may be making, head to The Klog.