SPF 101 With Dr. Nina Desai, Board Certified Dermatologist
When it comes to skin care, sun protection is of the utmost importance and should be a non-negotiable part of your daily ritual. Protecting your skin from harmful UVA/UVB radiation is crucial for both anti-aging and skin cancer prevention. When choosing and applying sunscreen, there are many factors. How much should you apply? How often should you reapply? Which sunscreen is right for you? What is a mineral sunscreen? Luckily, we asked a Board-Certified Dermatologist, Dr. Nina Desai, to give us the full SPF 101 with Luxury Sun Ritual SPF 30. Dermatologists know best!
Q: What is a mineral sunscreen?
Dr. Desai: A mineral sunscreen, or a physical sunscreen, is made of either Zinc Oxide or Titanium Dioxide. These products sit on the top layer of the skin and reflect harmful UV rays, acting as a barrier between your delicate skin and the damaging effects of the sun. Mineral sunscreens are safe for everyone, even children!
Q: How much sunscreen should you apply?
Dr. Desai: “I like to recommend the “3 Finger Method” when applying sunscreen. This means you disperse enough sunscreen to cover 3 fingers. Then you apply that amount to your face and your neck. Be sure to blend thoroughly. I love Luxury Sun Ritual because it doesn’t leave a white-cast like a lot of mineral sunscreens. The unique formula blend has a slight tint, which leaves an invisible, pore-smoothing finish while also keeping the skin hydrated.”
Q: How often should you reapply sunscreen?
Dr. Desai: Regardless of if you are wearing a mineral or a chemical sunscreen, you need to reapply your sunscreen every 2-3 hours if you are out in the sun, right after swimming and if you are exercising and sweating, especially.
Q: Is Luxury Sun Ritual a Tinted Foundation?
Dr. Desai: Luxury Sun Ritual’s unique formula combines 10% Zinc Oxide with a hint of color. It’s important to know that this product is not a foundation or a color product. This is a sunscreen and the hint of color balances out the white cast often left by Zinc Oxide, without sacrificing any of the powerful sun protection benefits.
Q: Who do you recommend Luxury Sun Ritual to?
Dr. Desai: Absolutely anyone can use Luxury Sun Ritual, this product with its amazing ingredients provides superior sun protection while also nourishing and hydrating the skin, as well as reducing skin redness. When you apply this product you’ll notice your pores are blurred and your skin feels supple and smooth. This product is great worn alone or under makeup. A beauty must-have!
Q: Does Luxury Sun Ritual work for all skin tones?
Dr. Desai: As a dermatologist and a woman of color I have tried countless sunscreens that leave a white cast on my skin...leaving you looking like a ghost! Luxury Sun Ritual has a unique formula that has a hint of color that balances out any white cast that mineral sunscreens often leave behind. It blends seamlessly into the skin and leaves you with an invisible, hydrating soft-focus finish. It is both wearable and inclusive for all skin tones.
Luxury Sun Ritual is so much more than sunscreen. In addition to providing dermatologist-approved sun protection, with 10% Zinc Oxide and an SPF of 30, this unique formula softly blurs pores, beautifully primes your skin for makeup, and hydrates and calms your skin with Desert Rose, Hibiscus and Jasmine. Your all-in-one, beauty must-have!
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