Suncare FAQs with Skincare Expert Maria Poyiatzi!

Q: What is SPF and why is it important?

Maria Poyiatzi: SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor. It’s your skin's superhero against the harmful UVA and UVB rays. Think of it as your personal shield—keeping your skin safe from damage and looking fabulous.

Q: Do all skin types need sun protection?

Maria Poyiatzi: Absolutely! Just like we all need water, every skin type needs sun protection. Your face is constantly exposed, so it’s extra vulnerable. Light-skinned beauties, take note—you need that SPF love even more!

Q: What's the difference between SPF 20, 30, and 50?

Maria Poyiatzi: Great question! SPF 20 blocks about 95% of UVB rays, SPF 30 blocks about 97%, and SPF 50 blocks about 98%. The higher the SPF, the greater the protection. However, no sunscreen can block 100% of UV rays, so it’s essential to reapply regularly.

Q: Can you explain the difference between UVA and UVB rays?

Maria Poyiatzi: Of course! UVA rays are the sneaky culprits that cause wrinkles and premature aging, while UVB rays are the ones that give you sunburns and can even lead to skin cancer. Yikes! That’s why a good sunscreen protects against both.

Q: Is sunscreen the only way to protect our skin?

Maria Poyiatzi: Not at all! Sunscreen is essential, but don’t forget your chic sun hats and stylish long sleeves. Plus, try to avoid sunbathing between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Your skin will thank you!

Q: What’s the deal with BB and CC creams?

Maria Poyiatzi: BB Creams are like your multi-tasking best friend—they hydrate, offer anti-aging benefits, provide a tint, smooth out your skin, and protect against the sun. CC Creams do all that and also help with color correction for an even skin tone.

Q: How often should I reapply sunscreen?

Maria Poyiatzi: Every two hours, darling! And even more often if you’re swimming or sweating. Keep that protection strong!

Q: Can I use last year’s sunscreen?

Maria Poyiatzi: It’s better not to. Sunscreen can lose its effectiveness, so treat yourself to a new bottle each season to ensure you’re fully protected.

Q: Should I use sunscreen indoors?

Maria Poyiatzi: Yes, indeed! UVA rays can sneak through windows, and even blue light from your screens can cause skin damage. Keeping that SPF on indoors is a smart move.

Q: Any tips for using self-tanner?

Maria Poyiatzi: Yes! Self-tanners are a fantastic way to get that sun-kissed glow without the sun damage. For the best results:

  1. Exfoliate: Scrub away those dead skin cells for a smooth canvas.
  2. Moisturize: Pay extra attention to dry areas like elbows, knees, and ankles.
  3. Apply Evenly: Use a tanning mitt and apply in circular motions for streak-free results.
  4. Wash Hands: Avoid the dreaded orange palms!
  5. Dry Time: Let it dry completely before dressing to prevent stains.

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Perfect for a sun-safe and stylish summer!

Cheers to being sun-safe! 🌞💖



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