Sunscreen protects against UV damage and premature aging.

A Peachy primer on how skin ages and what you can do to help take care of your skin along the way.


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UV damages the skin

Ultraviolet light affecting skin

Sunlight contains two forms of ultraviolet (UV) radiation - U-VA and UV-B. Broad spectrum sunscreen protects against both types of UV radiation.

skin wrinkles and aging

UV-A rays cause skin damage that leads to premature skin aging, wrinkles, and tanning.

sunburns and cancer

UV-B radiation damages collagen and elastin, and drives the wrinkled appearance of sun-exposed skin, along with playing a key role in developing skin cancer.

3-5 minutes of sun exposure

Premature aging from sun exposure starts within 3-5 minutes of being outside, well before you’d notice a burn forming, even when cloudy and cold! Sunscreen and sun avoidance are critical in preventing photoaging.

Sunscreen is essential in protecting against UV light.

Broad spectrum

Even with high SPF, a sunscreen that isn’t broad spectrum doesn’t protect from all UV-A rays, meaning you’ll be susceptible to premature skin aging.

  • Smoother skin texture
  • Evens skin tones

Mineral Filters

Physical (or Mineral) filters such as zinc oxide or titanium dioxide reflect UV rays instead of absorbing like chemical filters. Chemical filter-based sunscreens have been found to absorb into the bloodstream at higher than FDA-recommended concentrations. While more study is required to fully understand the effects, we recommend going with a mineral filter-based sunscreen.

  • Skin tones brightened
  • Pores reduced

SPF 30-50

SPF indicates the level of protection your sunscreen will bring you from UV exposure. When you get to higher than SPF 50, it doesn’t statistically increase your UVB protection and may actually pose a health risk! A SPF 30–50 is ideal even if you’re more prone to burning.

  • Wrinkles reduced
  • Better skin elasticity