By now everyone has heard about the importance of proper sun protection.
Yes, the sun is very strong and yes you can cause long-term damage to your skin if you don’t protect it properly.
Proper sun protection is a necessity for the health of your skin, and should be used daily, not just on sunny days or on your tropical island vacation. Some patients assume it is only necessary as post- home care after a Chemical peel or Photo-Facial… Not True
Lasting Looks Anti Aging and Medical spa in Etobicoke Toronto has been preaching about the use of proper sun protection to our patients for years.
Its really pretty simple, if you want your skin to look younger and healthy, the easiest solution is to ensure that you wear a sunblock with zinc oxide as its’ main ingredient daily 365 days a year rain or shine.
The reason zinc oxide is so important is that it forms a unique physical barrier on the skin protecting it like a blanket from the suns’ damaging rays.
Zinc oxide is the only ingredient that offers true broad spectrum protection from UVB (burning) and UVA (aging cancer causing) rays.
Other SPF ingredients like Titanium dioxide or Avobenzone only protect the skin up to a certain degree, but Zinc protects it completely.
This doesn’t mean that you can be exposed to the sun for 10 hours and not worry. Regardless of its SPF # it still has to be reapplied every 4 hours to be effective. Although zinc oxide is not absorbed in those hours it still does break down.
We carry a variety of Zinc Oxide based sunblocks to suit all skin types.
Make Zinc Oxide Sunblock your new best friend and enjoy the outdoors together.