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Skin-Dry Season: Why SPF is Your BFF This Time Of Year

Living in Trinidad, we’re blessed with sunshine year-round.

But with the dry season upon us, and El Nino promising extra heat (Mr. Weatherman on YouTube said so!), it’s easy to forget that sunshine has a sneaky side – harmful UV rays.

And guess what? Here’s a simple answer to solving this problem.

Use sunscreen.

Sunscreen isn’t just for beach days or Carnival Tuesday. It’s your daily defense against wrinkles, sunburn, and even skin cancer.This is why you should make SPF should be your BFF this dry season, and all year long.

We’ve all felt the sting of sunburn. It’s painful AND it damages your skin. UV rays mess with your skin cells, causing redness, peeling, and even long-term changes. Daily SPF use helps block those rays, preventing sunburn and keeps your skin young.

But UV rays are tricky. They reach you even when you’re running errands, commuting, or grabbing lunch outdoors. Daily SPF protects your exposed skin, no matter what you’re doing.

Sunburn? Take A Rain Check

The sun emits two main types of UV rays: UVA and UVB.

UVB rays are the sunburn culprits. UVA rays penetrate deeper, causing premature aging and wrinkles. Sunscreen with “broad spectrum” protection shields you from both.

Sun Protection Factor (SPF) tells you how well a sunscreen protects against UVB rays.

Here’s a quick guide:

  • SPF 15: Blocks about 93% of UVB rays. Good for minimal sun exposure.
  • SPF 30: Blocks about 97% of UVB rays. A great everyday option.
  • SPF 50+: Blocks over 98% of UVB rays. Ideal for extended sun exposure.

Sunscreen comes in lotions, sprays, and even gels. Choose one that suits your skin type.

Oily skin? Opt for a lightweight, oil-free formula.

Dry skin? Creams or lotions are your best bet.

Sensitive skin? Look for fragrance-free, hypoallergenic options.

Sunscreen Application Tips

Apply sunscreen generously and evenly to all exposed skin 15 minutes before heading out. Don’t forget your ears, neck, lips, and the tops of your feet! Reapply every two hours, or more often if you’re sweating or swimming.

Some people skip sunscreen because they worry it will clog pores or leave a greasy residue. But with options like our Jade’s Botanical available, you’re sure to get a lightweight, non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores) formula that feels comfortable.

The Bottom Line: Make SPF a Habit

In Trinidad’s sunny climate, daily sunscreen use is essential. It protects your skin from damage, keeps it healthy, and helps prevent wrinkles and even skin cancer. So, make SPF your dry season BFF – your skin will be glad that you’re good friends.

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