Obagi Sun Protection
Protecting your skin from sun damage is one of the most important and easiest steps in your skin care routine to protect against sun damage and to prevent skin ageing.
Obagi’s range of sun protectors have been formulated to suit a range of skin types and needs. Each product in the Obagi Sun Protection range provides either physical, chemical or combined protection against harmful UVA, UVB and IR rays, in a range of different finishes.
What’s the difference?
UVA rays contribute to the development of skin cancer, and are known to accelerate signs of ageing.
UVB rays cause short term side effects such as sunburn, but can also lead to the development of skin cancer, hyperpigmentation and signs of photo-ageing.
IR rays (infrared radiation) cause the production of free radicals, which usually lead to fine lines and wrinkles, inflammation, loss of skin elasticity and premature ageing. When combined with UV rays, IR is also shown to inflict cumulative damage.
Top tip: The easiest way to remember which type of radiation causes which type of damage by looking at their names: UVA rays = Ageing, UVB rays = Burning.