If you follow No B.S., you know we’re serious about clean, healthy skin.
When it comes to healthy skin, we’re quick to label one particular product as the most crucial piece to anyone’s skincare routine.
It doesn’t matter how old you are, what type of skin you have, or what time of year it is. If you want to keep your skin in tip-top shape, adding this one piece to your skincare puzzle is the best (and easiest) thing you can do.
The reason we consider SPF the true holy grail (we know "holy grail" is a buzzword but this should let you know how serious we are about this!) is because it’s the ultimate skincare product for prevention.
From what, exactly?
Sunspots and damage, obviously, but also from premature aging. Now, there’s nothing wrong with aging but if you’re the type to hyperventilate at the sight of expression lines, we recommend you keep an SPF in continuous rotation since the sun is responsible for 80% of premature skin aging.
It’s also a major culprit of, you know... SKIN CANCER! So, if you’re a little more carefree and embrace every fine line, SPF should still be the one thing you always reach for.
Why SPF Alone Isn’t Enough
Part of making sure you’re protected against sun damage and its dramatic long-term effects means going beyond just your usual SPF20, 30 ,etc.
Your skin can only absorb so much product at a time and after a certain level of SPF, it’s effectiveness starts to plateau. So, if you're thinking you can get away with laying out all afternoon with an SPF50 without consequence, think again.
Aside from that, applying any product will only last you a certain amount of time, so you’ll need to reapply. A good rule of thumb is every 15-30 minutes on dry skin. If you’re not able to reapply for whatever reason, you won’t be getting the protection you need. Which is where this next method can come in handy.
For smart protection, make physical sun protection (not to be confused with physical SPF) a thing in your everyday life. The easiest way to do so is by making smart style choices for a day of fun in the sun to increase your product’s effectiveness.
Cute sun hats, thin long sleeves, trendy cover-ups, and chic shades all play a role in prevention and maintaining healthy skin. Also, whenever you can, avoid outdoor activities when the sun is at its strongest (high noon).
Back to SPF, you can actually boost its protective benefits with the help of one super ingredient: Vitamin C! This natural antioxidant neutralizes free radicals caused not only by UV rays but also from pollution, cigarette smoke, and other environmental stressors.
Vitamin C can also be layered to combat harmful chemical ingredients if you already own a sunscreen with oxybenzone, ecamsule, or other chemical ingredients. Green tea and argan oil are examples of other excellent and natural antioxidants.
Good News for Sun Lovers
All right sun lovers; we just went through a whole talk about safety and protection but there’s no need to be afraid of the sun!
With so many benefits from sun exposure, like improving mental health and supplementing Vitamin D deficiencies, the trick is to be smart about how you spend your time soaking in those rays!
No B.S. is here to help make it easy with our very own Facial Moisturizer with SPF 20! This bad boy is packed with natural antioxidants like green tea and vitamin C, and of course, none of the bad stuff!
To get even more out of this sun protector, add a couple drops of our Vitamin C + E Serum to boost those antioxidant powers and keep skin safe, smooth, and brighter than that beaming sun.
Defend against damaging sun rays, hydrate your skin, and soothe redness and inflammation all with one product.
Shop clean, potent protection: Facial Moisturizer w/ SPF $40