Sun exposure is the number one cause of aging. Unfortunately, many of us don’t realize that until later in life. Even if you spent most of your youth basking in the sun without sun protection, you can take steps to protect your skin today. At Franklin Skin and Laser in Franklin, TN, we offer several different professional-grade physical sunscreens and chemical sunscreens in formulations that can protect your skin and help maintain a youthful glow.
Why Physical Sunscreens and Mineral Sunscreens Are the Best Choice
Physical and mineral sunscreens are one and the same. They are the best choice because they both protect the skin from sun damage. Any sunscreen that protects the skin from sun damage is naturally anti-aging and will help promote youth long-term. Different patients have different needs when it comes to sunscreen, which is why some will be better suited for one type of physical sunscreens over another.
Physical Sunscreens and Mineral Sunscreens
Physical sunscreens and mineral sunscreens are moisturizing sunblocks that work well on those with all different skin types, including those with sensitive skin. They sit on the skin’s surface and work by using their main ingredients, zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, to reflect the sun’s rays away from the skin.
Physical sunscreens start working right away and protect against UVA and UVB rays. This type of sunscreen is the best choice because it doesn’t contain harsh chemicals and ingredients but instead contains ingredients that will both protect and improve your skin.
Choosing the Right Sunscreen
At Franklin Skin and Laser, we offer several different sunscreens. If you’re not sure which one is right for you, one of our skincare experts can sit down with you, learn more about your skin, your lifestyle, and your needs to help determine which of our professional-grade products can help you protect your skin, ward off the aging process, and maintain a youthful complexion long-term.
We offer different sunscreens from professional-grade skin care lines that can meet the needs of all different patients. These products pair well with cosmetics and can protect you during outdoor workouts and daily life. These sunscreens come in different textures and consistencies, so you may benefit from adding one or several of these sunscreens to your vanity. These sunscreens include:
- SkinMedica Essential Defence Mineral Shield Tinted and Non-Tinted Sunscreen
- EltaMD UV Active
- EltaMD UV Replenish
- EltaMD UV Elements
- Tizo 2 and Tizo 3
- Colorscience Sunforgettable Powder
- Revision Skincare: Intellishade Truphysical
SkinMedica Essential Defence Mineral Shield Tinted and Non-Tinted Sunscreen
SkinMedica is a popular skincare line known for its anti-aging and skin-perfecting products. These products are highly effective and deliver some incredible results. Their sunscreen is no different. The SkinMedica Essential Defence Mineral Shield Tinted and Non-Tinted Sunscreen are the perfect options for both those who are fans of this product line and those who have never tried it before.
SkinMedica Essential Defence Mineral Shield Tinted and Non-Tinted Sunscreen apply flawlessly and will provide your skin with adequate protection from the sun. The tinted and non-tinted products pair well with makeup, can be layered with foundation, or worn on their own.
Tizo 2 and Tizo 3
Tizo 2 and Tizo 3 are facial mineral sunscreens with a matte finish. They are the perfect products to layer beneath the foundation and act as an alternative to facial primers. Sometimes, wearing sunscreen, a primer, and foundation can be too much and make your face and skin feel heavy and overloaded. This sunscreen is the perfect primer that will help your makeup apply flawlessly.
Tizo 2 is non-tinted and is formulated with SPF40. Tizo 3 is a sheer tinted sunscreen that also works well under foundation or on its own. The benefit of this tinted sunscreen is that it can be used as a replacement for a foundation on those days where you don’t feel like applying a full face of makeup.
Colorscience Sunforgettable Powder
Colorscience is a brand that is growing in popularity because of its high quality and nutrient-rich skincare products. Gone are the days where sunscreen consisted of a thick, white paste that made you feel 100% ridiculous and 0% attractive. Now, sunscreens come in different formulations and even apply like makeup so you can improve your appearance and protect your skin at the same time.
Colorscience Sunforgettable Powder is a lightweight award-winning sunscreen that comes in four different skin colors: fair, medium, tan, and deep. Colorscience Sunforgettable Powder has been recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation as a highly effective product and is a powder sunscreen that applies flawlessly to the skin. Even better, it’s cruelty-free and water-resistant for up to 80 minutes.
EltaMD UV Active
EltaMD UV Active is a physical sunscreen designed for those who live an active lifestyle. Sweat, activity, and exercise can all take a toll on your skin and cause your sunscreen to disappear altogether, not to mention drip into your eyes. However, EltaMD UV Active is specifically designed for those who spend time outside exercising, exploring, or playing in the sun.
It can be used on both adults and children and is water-resistant for up to 80 minutes. Its formulation contains a variety of skin-perfecting antioxidants, as well as zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. EltaMD UV Active won’t wash off, it won’t run into your eyes and cause burning, but it will stay put so that you can focus on enjoying the outdoors, not worrying about your skin.
EltaMD UV Replenish
EltaMD UV Replenish is a sunscreen that helps protect and nourish dry skin by delivering deep hydration thanks to its high hyaluronic acid content. EltaMD UV Replenish is a broad-spectrum SPF 44 formulation that can also combat free radicals to protect the skin from premature aging as well as ultraviolet and infrared radiation. EltaMD UV Replenish is oil-free, applies to the skin with a weightless finish, and is an effective option for all different skin types.
EltaMD UV Elements
EltaMD UV Elements Broad-Spectrum Sunscreen is a tinted physical sunscreen that blends well with the skin. It contains zinc and titanium dioxide to protect the skin against the sun’s damaging and aging rays. EltaMD UV Elements also contains hyaluronic acid, which is essential for adequate skin hydration.
Its chemical-free formulation is water-resistant for up to 40 minutes, and it’s free of oils, fragrances, parabens, and the products and ingredients that can irritate sensitive skin. It’s also non-comedogenic, so you don’t have to worry about clogged pores after using this sunscreen.
Revision Skincare Intellishade Truphysical
This award-winning anti-aging product isn’t just a sunscreen, and it isn’t just a moisturizer. Instead, it’s the first product of its kind that does the same job as five different skincare products. It contains over 20 different ingredients in its skin-transforming formula, including peptides and antioxidants.
It’s clinically proven to protect the skin from the sun with SPF 45, create a more even skin tone, combat lines and wrinkles, increase skin elasticity, brighten the complexion, and improve the skin on multiple levels. And, it’s tinted, so even when you don’t want to put on any makeup, you’ll still have a healthy glow and an even skin tone.
The Importance of Wearing Sunscreen
Even if you haven’t worn sunscreen most of your life, it’s never too late to start. By applying sunscreen on a daily basis, you can combat the aging process and protect your skin. Regardless of the weather, it’s important that you wear sunscreen on a daily basis, and now thanks to so many different professional-grade products, you can improve your skin and find the right sunscreen that works well with or without makeup.
There is literally a formulation that works for everyone; you just have to find the right one. Our skincare experts are ready to evaluate your skin, learn more about your lifestyle, and help you choose the right sunscreen that will protect your skin and will apply weightlessly.
Sunscreen Protects Against Aging
Once you begin adding sunscreen to your daily skincare routine, you will watch your skin change for the better. You’ll feel confident knowing that your skin is protected no matter where your day takes you. Whether you spend all day in an office under ultraviolet lights or you’re heading out to a day on the beach, there is a sunscreen that will work for you and protect your skin.
Invest in Professional-Grade Sunscreen Today
You can’t go wrong with any one of these professional-grade sunscreens. Regardless of your age or your lifestyle, it’s never too late to begin protecting your skin, and now is the time. Contact us today at Franklin Skin and Laser in Franklin, TN, to schedule a consultation with one of our skincare experts to choose the right sunscreen for your skin.