“ Brand: Elemis / Type: Sun Protection / Suitable for: Face / UV Protection Factor: SPF 15 / What it does: Vitalizes, „
Prolonged exposure to the sun without adequate protection can cause skin cancer. My dermatologist told me that solar radiation has a cumulative effect that generally manifests itself as malignancy after the age of 50. She recommends a sun screen just for the face, and sun screen for the body. I like Elemis Vital Face Sun Screen - SPF 15, even though it is not very high. I recommend applying it on your face 30 minutes before sunning and reapplying it every three or four hours, after going into the water, or when perspiring profusely. I like this product because it does not leave a greasy feeling on you like some products do. I especially like it because it is just for the face. However, light skinned people need a filter with a sun protection factor above 30 or 40, and dark skinned people (like myself) should use one with 15 to 30. Even then, it must be remembered that sunscreen does not prevent radiation damage completely, and other tanning lotions can make matters worse by producing deeper burns. Special care should be taken to protect infants from direct exposure to the sun, so they would use children's sun screen that is made especially for them. I would not recomend putting Elimis Vital Face Sun Screen on (like a lot of parents do) because their epidermal defenses are not yet fully developed.