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Product & Nurture is formulated WITHOUT ingredients such as fragrance, alcohol, dye, lanolin and propylene glycol—that may cause irritation and harmful to skin of color. This daily lotion includes organic plant extracts which act as hydrators; anti-inflammatory ingredients to calm irritations that normally affect very sensitive tan, olive and darker skin. The majority of sunscreens currently on the market are full of ingredients that are harmful to darker skin tones. Many existing sunscreens have been brought to market with little concern for their care for skin of color. Most people wear sunscreen to improve the health of their skin, so why apply something that could potentially be harmful to your child?
Here's a general guideline on how to apply sunscreen properly:
1. Choose the Right Sunscreen:
Make sure you're using a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30. "Broad-spectrum" means it protects against both UVA and UVB rays.
2. Apply Before Sun Exposure:
Apply sunscreen for about 15-30 minutes before going outside. This gives the product enough time to absorb into your skin and provide effective protection.
3. Amount Matters:
Use enough sunscreen to cover all exposed skin. A general rule of thumb is about one ounce (a shot glass full) to cover your entire body. Most people tend to apply too little, which reduces the effectiveness of the sunscreen.
4. Reapply Regularly:
Reapply sunscreen every two hours, or more often if you're sweating heavily or swimming. Even if a sunscreen is labeled as "water-resistant," it's important to reapply after getting wet.
5. Proper Application:
- Start with a small amount and apply it to one area at a time.
- Gently rub it into your skin until it's absorbed. Don't forget to apply it to often-missed areas like the ears, back of the neck, and tops of your feet.
- Be careful around your eyes. Some sunscreens can cause irritation if they get into your eyes.
- If you're using spray sunscreen, be sure to spray it on generously and then spread it evenly with your hands.
6. Don't Forget Lips and Scalp:
Use a lip balm with SPF to protect your lips, and if you have thinning hair or a bald head, apply sunscreen or wear a hat to protect your scalp.
7. Clothing and Shade:
Remember that sunscreen is just one part of sun protection. Wear protective clothing, such as long-sleeved shirts, wide-brimmed hats, and sunglasses. Seek shade whenever possible, especially during peak sun hours (usually between 10 am and 4 pm).
8. Check Expiration Dates:
Sunscreen does expire, so make sure you're using a product that is still effective.
Remember, proper and consistent sunscreen application is crucial to protecting your skin from the harmful effects of the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays. If "Extrashade" is a specific brand, be sure to follow the instructions provided on the product packaging for the best results.
The EXTRASHADE products for people with darker skin are made to keep you safe from the sun, prevent skin problems like cancer and sun damage, and make your skin look smooth and even.
EXTRASHADE Daily Defense Hydrating Sunscreen Lotion is made for people with rich complexions, but it can work well for those with lighter and brown skin too. If you’re of African American, Asian, Latin, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Native American, or mixed backgrounds, you likely have a rich complexion. Rich complexions come in various shades, from tan to deep dark brown, and they have more melanin in their skin compared to other types. The amount of melanin can vary a lot among people and depends on your family background.
EXTRASHADE Daily Defense is equpped with special ingredients that makes your skin better. It helps fix your skin, keeps it hydrated, and makes it look young. Plus, it stops skin problems and makes sure your skin stays healthy and looks nice.
Staying in the sun can make your skin have dark patches and look uneven. It helps stop harm to your skin that can happen over many years. People with darker skin don’t get sunburned as easily, so they might think they don’t need sunscreen all the time. However, even if you have dark skin and some natural protection from the sun, it doesn’t make you completely safe from all the bad effects of the sun. The skin’s own protection from melanin is not good enough. You should always use sunscreen to keep your skin safe from sun damage.
EXTRASHADE is made to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays. It has hyaluronic acid and pomegranate extract to keep your skin safe. These ingredients reduce the chance of getting sunburned or developing skin cancer. To take care of your child’s skin, it’s important to use products that don’t irritate it. EXTRASHADE doesn’t have things like fragrance, dye, or alcohol that can make the skin produce too much melanin. It also contains vitamins and natural extracts to keep the skin hydrated and healthy. This product is great for people with tan or dark skin and helps with skin issues like irritation. It also fights against things that can harm your skin.
The best way to use EXTRASHADE is to put it on your skin 30 minutes before going out in the sun. Put more on if you’ve been swimming or sweating for 80 minutes.
When a darker spot on your skin gets sunlight, it makes more melanin, which makes it even darker. It might seem strange, but your skin does this to protect itself from the sun. Using sunscreen with at least SPF 30 every day can keep your skin safe from the sun and prevent it from getting darker.
This product has many effective ingredients in it to keep your skin safe from the sun. It doesn’t only prevent sunburn but also looks after other problems that can happen if you’re in the sun a lot, especially if you have a dark skin tone. These problems can be things like your skin becoming uneven in color, getting dark spots, or scars. It tries to fix these problems that the sun can cause for people with darker skin. The ingredients in the product work together to fix sun-related issues, keep your skin hydrated, stop it from changing colors, and prevent existing marks from getting worse when you’re in the sun. This makes it different from other sun protection products.
Yes, EXTRASHADE sunscreen products are uniquely photostabilized to provide broad-spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays.
The sun’s special light, called ultraviolet light, comes in two types: UVB and UVA. UVB is on the lower side, and UVA is on the higher side. When we talk about broad-spectrum protection in sunscreen, it means that the sunscreen can shield us from both UVB and UVA, even the UVA rays that go very high. Some sunscreen ingredients, like avobenzone and zinc oxide, have been approved by the FDA for this purpose, and they can protect us from all the UVA rays.
Yes, EXTRASHADE is PABA-free.
Not all our stuff is completely natural or organic. But our EXTRASHADE products don’t have things like perfumes, colors, propylene glycol, lanolin, alcohol, and other chemicals. Those are found in lots of regular sunscreen products and could make your skin irritated or cause pigmentation issues and dark marks.
No, none of EXTRASHADE products are tested on animals.
Yes, EXTRASHADE Daily Defense Hydrating Sunscreen Lotion is designed to be gentle enough for facial and bodily use.
As EXTRASHADE Daily Defense Hydrating Sunscreen Lotion contains a moisturizer, you can wish to use this product in place of your moisturizer in the morning.
UV light is a kind of energy that comes from the sun and tanning lamps, but you can’t see it. The sun gives off three types of this UV energy, called UVA, UVB, and UVC. Only UVA and UVB get to the Earth, while UVC doesn’t. People used to think that UVB was the main one causing skin damage and skin cancer, but now we know that UVA is also not good for your skin. Tanning lamps also give off UVA and/or UVB, and they can harm your skin in the same way as the sun’s UVA and UVB.
UVB rays are most intense at noon and the hours immediately before and after (between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.), particularly in the late spring, summer, and early autumn. Although they are less concentrated at other times of the day and year, UVB and UVA can still damage the skin and eyes even in the dead of winter. UVA rays stay the same all day, every day, all year long. UVB rays also increase in intensity in relation to altitude and latitude. The higher the altitude, the greater the concentration of UVB rays. Likewise, the rays are more powerful the nearer the latitude to the equator. UV rays “bounce” off reflective surfaces, including water, sand, and snow. Thus, a skier, swimmer, fisherman, or beachcomber may be bombarded with UV rays from above and below. Many outdoors lovers who skipped sunscreen have learned this lesson the hard way.
Skin has a coloring stuff called melanin. It gives our skin different colors. Melanin helps stop some of the sun’s rays from going into the skin. When the skin is in the sun a lot, it makes more melanin. That makes the skin get darker, like a tan, which also helps protect it.
For children 6 months of age and older, we recommend sunscreens with an SPF 30 or higher. Babies under 6 months old should be kept out of the sun.
UVA rays go deep into your skin and make it age faster and can cause skin cancer. We get exposed to UVA rays all the time, no matter the season or when it is during the day. UVB rays are what mostly give you sunburn, but they also make your skin age faster and can lead to skin cancer. Sunscreen with a high SPF, like 30, is meant to protect you from UVB and the shorter UVA rays.
Getting a little bit of sunlight from everyday activities helps our body make vitamin D. But when you’re in the sun for longer, it’s important to use sunscreen to protect your skin from cancer and other damage.