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Sunlight has several harmful radiations; direct exposure to sun rays can cause wrinkles, skin discoloration and may also induce 90% of skin cancers. About 70-80% of the harmful radiations pass can even through a cloudy sky; hence even overcast days are not completely safe. The intensity of the radiation increases with an increase in altitude. The intensity also increases when the sun rays are reflected off sand or snow.

Based on the specific wavelength, biological activity, and penetration power, ultraviolet radiations can be categorized as UVA, UVB, and UVC. UVC is not involved in skin cancer whereas UVA and UVB are quite harmful for the skin.

The ultraviolet (UV) radiations are considered to be responsible for causing skin cancer such as basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and perhaps melanoma.

These harmful radiations decrease the strength of the immune system that defends against skin infection. Therefore skin care experts advise people to avoid direct exposure to sunlight, while performing outdoor activities, and also recommend wearing a hat and sunglasses along with liberal use of sun care products, when venturing out in the sun.

EltaMD Suncare products provides protection against harmful ultraviolet (UVA/UVB) radiation; effective even for sensitive skins.

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EltaMD UV Spray broad spectrum SPF 46

A spray-on sunscreen which provides broad spectrum protection against UVA/UVB radiation that contains active ingredients such as zinc oxide and octinoxate. Sensitivity free, fragrance free, and paraben free, it provides fast and easy face or body coverage.

EltaMD UV Clear broad spectrum SPF 46

A sunscreen with active ingredients such as micronized zinc oxide and niacinamide (vitamin B3), that protects acne-prone skin against UVA/UVB radiations. Sensitivity free, fragrance free, and paraben free, it is used for the face either alone or under makeup.

EltaMD UV Daily broad spectrum SPF 40

A facial moisturizer that contains zinc oxide along with hyaluronic acid that increases skin softness, decreases wrinkles and also protect the skin against UVA/UVB radiations. Sensitivity free, fragrance free, and paraben free, it is used daily for the face either alone or under makeup.

EltaMD UV Facial broad spectrum SPF 30+

A specially formulated moisturizer with active ingredients such as octinoxate and zinc oxide protects all type of skin, used alone or along with makeup. Ideally recommended for use after laser, microdermabrasion, IPL treatment, chemical and glycolic peels.

EltaMD UV Physical broad spectrum SPF 41

A tinted chemical free sunscreen with zinc oxide and titanium dioxide that protects against UVA/UVB radiations and additional antioxidants that neutralize the free radicals that may damage skin.

EltaMD UV Sport broad spectrum SPF 50

Highly water resistant sunscreens with zinc oxide that may be applied on wet or dry skin; protect against UVA/UVB radiations. It is recommended especially for swimmers, runners, golfers, skiers, and other outdoor sports activities.

EltaMD UV Lotion broad spectrum SPF 30+

A moisturizing lotion with zinc oxide for the whole body after shower; it protects all types of skin against UVA/UVB radiations.

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