April 24, 2023

The Importance of SPF

Are you a sun goddess? Do you get your daily dose of vitamin D as soon as the weather warms up? Whether you hang out on the beach every day or your only sunshine is through your car window, there’s one important thing you need to keep your skin healthy: SPF.

The acronym SPF stands for sun protection factor, and it’s found in sunblock and sunscreen. While most people have probably heard of SPF before, there is often some confusion about how it works. While all SPF protects against the sun’s harmful rays, some including both UVA and UVB, it’s the SPF number that you need to pay attention to.

It works like this: the higher the SPF, the more rays the sunblock will protect you against. For example, SPF 50 blocks 98% of the sun’s rays, while SPF 15 only blocks about 93%. It is important to note that SPF 50 is the highest SPF you can get, and anything over 50% actually blocks less than SPF 50. Furthermore, there is no such thing as a sunblock that blocks 100% of the sun.

Properly applied, sunscreen should last about two hours, even if you haven’t been physically active or in the water.

The Coola Sunscreen Collection

Here at Cinzia Spa in Myrtle Beach, we are proud to now offer the Coola line of sunscreen and skin care products. Coola is made right here in the US in Carlsbad, California, a place that gets its fair share of sunshine.

Coola is considered “farm to face” clean beauty, using natural ingredients that won’t clog your pores or damage your skin with dangerous chemicals. In fact, each Coola product is made with at least 70% certified organic ingredients.

Other Coola Products

For those who shy away from the sun but still want some color this spring and summer, Coola offers sunless tanning products that give you a healthy, golden glow, naturally.

For those who have been out in the sun, whether you’ve used an SPF or not, Coola also offers a line of after sun care products, which can soothe and nourish sun damaged skin. After sun care is especially critical because it can aid in the healing process of burnt skin, and offer relief from redness and burning.

Coola also offers daily skincare products such as cleansers, exfoliators, moisturizers, serums, cooling mist, and more. We recommend a full regime of Coola products for natural skin care, both before and after sun.

To learn more about the Coola line, and to pick up some clean, natural products for yourself, please visit the Spa Gift Shop. For more information contact Cinzia Spa in Myrtle Beach today!

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