Brazilian model and Indian actress Giselli Monteiro (or Giselle Monteiro, as Bollywood likes to call her) has just released her second film, “Always Kabhi Kabhi”, and in celebration I thought I’d write about her favorite beauty secret: using sunblock! Sunscreen/block is a very popular skin care product among celebrities to keep skin looking wrinkle-free and radiant throughout the years.
There are two types of sun radiation you want to protect yourself against: UVA (responsible for wrinkling, aging, and skin cancer), and UVB (causes sunburns). Sunscreens or sunblocks use all sorts of different ingredients and SPF levels, and it can be hard to choose the right one for you.
I recommend sunscreens with zinc oxide; zinc oxide provides the best protection against both UVA and UVB broad-spectrum radiation (unlike many other common sunscreen ingredients); it also has skin healing properties. Don’t be swayed by sunscreens claiming SPF 100 and the like- as you go past SPF 15, the additional protection is actually very minor and super-high SPF may just be choking up your skin with heavier ingredients.
What’s my recommendation for an effective and healthy sunscreen with zinc oxide? Try Yes to Carrots Daily Facial Moisturizer SPF 15, made of natural ingredients of the highest quality and containing no unnecessary junk chemicals. With the Yes to Carrots natural sunscreen cream, you’ll also be getting the additional skin-lovin’ benefits of shea butter and extracts of carrot and aloe vera.