For those who think darker skins need sunscreen as much as others to protect against the nasty UV and skin cancer, this is wrong. Darker skins shouldn't use traditional sunscreen, even less daily. Let us explain.
Using sunscreen every day has not proven its efficacy in protecting against skin cancer (otherwise why would skin cancer be on the rise when sunscreen sales keep increasing?) and it may have health consequences overtime that we don’t know about yet. This is exactly why Skinergies was created: to provide an alternative to sunscreen for daily use. We're already passively exposed to too many health hazards, why would we keep applying lotions every day that we know are directly messing with our hormons and our health in general? WHY?
In the meantime, this is an interesting article by Sandee LaMotte for CNN... food for thoughts - READ FULL ARTICLE
Regular, reasonable and unprotected (ie without sunscreen) exposure to sunlight has many health benefits, starting with vitamin D synthesis and melanin stimulation, and could represent lower risks of developing skin cancer. Unusual and controversial? Maybe, but it is not us at Skinergies saying it, it’s SCIENTISTS.
UPF is SPF for your clothes. It stands for Ultraviolet Protection Factor, and rates your clothes on how well they protect your skin from harmful UV rays. UV Standard 801 is the most trustworthy UPF testing method. So whether you spend time in the sun for leisure, sport, or work, it’s important your clothing protects you from harmful UV rays that could lead to skin cancer.