What's The Best Sunscreen? The One You Commit To Wear.

What's The Best Sunscreen? The One You Commit To Wear. - HELIADES UPF Street Clothing
Still true, the best defense for sun protection is to find shade and cover up with UPF rated clothing in order to shield your skin. Next, it's definitely a good idea to read the label on your sunscreen bottle and commit to applying it.
However, the best sunscreen for you? It's the one you're comfortable wearing every day. If you can transition sunscreen into your daily routine, this is a key step towards loving the skin you're in! 
Because we can't always find shade, by far the next most effective measures to protect your skin is a combination of applying sunscreen and wearing sun protective clothing and accessories. Since sunscreen is supposed to be reapplied every two hours - an easy action to forget and often messy to do when you're on the go, putting on a sun protective filter covers your bases neatly (pun intended).
That's the other thing. You've got to put on enough sunscreen to make it effective. It can't be just a few feather strokes, you have to commit to a good gob and blend it onto your skin. All the more reason to like the product you're using so you don't dread this final step in your morning routine.
Tip #1
The best sunscreen for you is the one you're comfortable wearing every day.
Tip #2
You have to commit to it. Spread a visible layer over your face then blend in.
Tip #3
The sweet spot for effective sunscreens is SPF 30 - and you're supposed to reapply it every few hours.
Tip #4
Sunscreen should be the last layer you put on your face in the morning - however it's recommended you reapply every few hours - did I just repeat myself?
Tip #5
The best defense to shield your skin from photo aging is to find shade and cover up with UPF rated clothing.
I recently did more research on ultraviolet protection (UPF) in textiles and learned that while the maximum rating for a textile is UPF50 (ultraviolet protection factor), a rating of UPF 30 is more than adequate for sun protection.  
Darker colors such as black, indigo and navy absorb more UV and are therefore more effective to block UV rays. By 'block' this means the rays are absorbed and as a byproduct of this they create heat. Simply put, darker colors absorb UV rays more effectively than light colors whereas light colors reflect (think blinding snow or sitting poolside on a sunny day) and block less UV rays.
Because the majority of us 1) don't apply sunscreen effectively and 2) are super busy and reapplying sunscreen doesn't hit our radar on a daily, every two hour basis - myself included!
Do you have any sun protection tips to share? And what's your favorite sunscreen? 

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I started Heliades with the intent to combine fashion with function by designing sun protective apparel with an elevated look that doesn't scream beach, resort or activewear. My goal is to create stylish options to protect our skin every day, for every occasion.

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