We all know how fun being under the sun can be but our skin begs to disagree (I’m rhyming, give me some credit). Every Modern Pinay needs to know the importance of sunblock and today, we’ll get into that on this Kojie San Sunblock SPF 69 PA+++ Review.
What does SPF mean?
SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor and it is usually followed by a number of “protection degree”.
These numbers are very apparent in different beauty products, they even appear on our favorite foundations.
There are two types of rays that reach the earth, the UVB and UVA.
UVB (Ultraviolet Burning) Radiation is what usually causes skin cancer. The reason why higher SPFs play an important role in fighting against UVB rays is SPF is mainly the amount of protection from UVB rays.
An SPF 15 product can block up to 93% of UVB Rays and an SPF 50+ product can block 97% UVB Rays.
You might be asking yourself now…
“Why should I get the SPF 50+ when it only has 4% more protection than the SPF 15+?”
The difference of the 2 numbers are not quite distant but the reason why SPF 50+ products are usually recommended is because consumers usually don’t apply enough sunblock.
Most people only apply 1/3 of a sunblock’s labeled value of protection, hence applying it liberally is encouraged.
UVA (Ultraviolet Aging) Radiation does not play a main key role in Skin Cancer but if ignored, can initiate skin cancer. It’s also the ray that accelerates skin aging thus having protection against both UVB and UVA rays is of paramount importance.