Caring for your skin is incredibly important. Sure, we all want our skin to look and feel as good and healthy as possible. But if your skin care routine doesn’t include men’s sunscreen, you’re missing a very key component.
Soaps, moisturizers and cosmetics get plenty of attention. But what about men’s sunscreen?
Many would never consider not using soap on a regular basis…or moisturizing daily…or, for women, applying make-up before going out. Yet, for some reason, men’s sunscreen seems to be an optional item that is oftentimes forgotten or intentionally voided.
This makes no sense!
Soaps, moisturizers, cosmetics, toners and other lotions contribute to fresh, smooth skin, but they pale in comparison to the power of men’s sunscreen. Think about it…men’s sunscreen not only prevents you from the great discomfort and odd appearance caused by sunburns, but it can also rebuff premature aging and, most importantly, helps prevent skin cancer.
So…while soaps, moisturizers, cosmetics, toners and other lotions can keep you looking pretty, can they also help keep you alive? Men’s Sunscreen can.
Follow doctor’s orders
While using any men’s sunscreen is better than not using any men’s sunscreen, it is in your best interest to select the right product.
What does this mean?
For starters, it means using a broad spectrum men’s sunscreen. That means it offers protection against both UVA and UVB ultraviolet rays. UVA rays are the ones that penetrate deep beneath the skin and cause premature again such as wrinkles and sun spots, whereas UVB rays attack the surface of the skin, which causes sunburns and plays a role in the development of cancer.
Sun protection factor, or SPF, is also incredibly important. SPF measures the amount of ultraviolet rays a particular men’s sunscreen protects against. Dermatologists recommend using a men’s sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 15 but, ideally, somewhere between 30 and 50. An SPF of 30 means that 97% of harmful UV rays are blocked, while an SPF of 50 means that your skin is shielded from 98% of UVA and UVB rays. There are men’s sunscreens that offer SPFs higher than 50, but the added protection is minimal and negligible. No men’s men’s sunscreen is able to provide 100% protection from the sun’s rays.
You’ll see several men’s sunscreens on the shelves that claim to be “Dermatologist Recommended.” That’s a great marketing ploy and they may very well be true. But what about a men’s sunscreen that is not only recommended by a dermatologist but that is created by one? After all, who knows better about safe and healthy skin protection than a SKIN DOCTOR?!?!
Dr. Thomas Balshi, a dermatologist and cosmetic surgery expert, created the formula for Jacket sunscreen in an attempt to help improve whole-body wellness for his patients. A South Florida native, Dr. Balshi is well aware of the dangers of sun exposure and wanted to use his knowledge and expertise, as well as the latest skincare technology, to provide a sunscreen for those in his community and, eventually, around the world.
Having received Board certifications in both dermatology and internal medicine, Dr. Balshi not only sought a product that would shield against the sun’s rays, but that also protected the skin and body from long-term side effects caused by certain sunscreen ingredients.
Unfortunately, many of the common chemicals used in many sunscreens have been deemed toxic and can be just as harmful as the sun itself. Therefore, when creating Jacket sunscreen, Dr. Balshi placed great focus on using natural ingredients that not only protect the skin, but also help repair it.
The secret recipe for healthy skin
When choosing the right men’s sunscreen, you obviously want one that will fend off the sun’s harmful rays but also one that don’t include toxic ingredients that can also harm your skin and body. To help achieve this goal, Dr. Balshi whipped up a recipe loaded with active ingredients that will keep your skin safe, smooth and spectacular.
Here’s a look at a few of those secret (well, not so secret anymore) ingredients found in Jacket sunscreen and the benefits they provide.
Green tea has natural sun protection properties, which can be attributed to the catechins found in its DNA. These molecules not only help fend off the sun, but are also shown to help slow and even reverse the effects of aging on the skin. Green tea is also a proven antioxidant, helping to prevent cancer among regular users. For these reasons and more, green tea can be found in a variety of body lotions and other dermal applications available today.
This natural herb plays a key role in Jacket’s ability to slow and reverse the anti-aging process. Alpha Arbutin successfully fades sun spots and minimizes the appearance and effects of hyper-pigentation.
It would be a challenge to find a natural ingredient with more health benefits than a pomegranate. Jacket men’s sunscreen is infused with pomegranate extract, which is a powerful antioxidant that is known to help prevent cancer, reduce the risk of heart disease, lower blood pressure, protect against Alzheimer’s Disease and improves digestive health. Pomegranate extract is also an anti-inflammatory that helps treat or prevent arthritis. As far as how it helps the skin, pomegranate extract helps to clean up free radicals, which damage cells and allow cancer to develop.
Cucumber extract helps prevent the skin from getting inflamed, which is obviously very important when it is exposed to the sun for any period of time. It also reduces puffiness, especially around the eyes, and has moisturizing properties.
Vitamin C extract
This antioxidant is proven to help hyper-pigmentation and reduce wrinkle depth. These are examples of sun damage, and using a men’s sunscreen with Vitamin C can help prevent such damage and also repair existing damage.
You’ve undoubtedly heard that aloe is great for treating sunburned skin. This is true. But the point of men’s sunscreen is to prevent getting burned in the first place. So how does aloe help? Aloe is an anti-inflammatory that creates a protective layer over the skin, which helps with moisture retention. It is also an antioxidant, which can help prevent cancer and also allow the skin to fight off premature aging.
Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that helps prevent the skin and body from free radicals, which lead to the development of cancer. UVB rays are a significant contributor to the formation of skin cancer.
This rich antioxidant helps keep the skin hydrated. Sunflower oil’s ability to sooth and repair damaged skin make it a valuable ingredient in sunscreen.