What is the importance of sunscreen?

Living on the Seacoast, many people neglect to put on sunscreen since summer is only three months long. Everyone loves a good tan, however they don’t think of the long term effects the sun does to ones skin. The importance of sunscreen is vital to skin health and lessens the chance of skin cancer in adulthood. Sunscreen protects your skin from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays, which come in two forms-UVA and UVB rays. UVA rays are associated to skin-aging, which causes fine lines, wrinkles, and sun spots. UVB rays are associated to skin-burning, or sunburns. Here at DCCM, our skincare line by ZO Skin Health offers Triple Spectrum Protection, with expanded protection against HEV and IR-A rays. All ZO sunscreens are oxybenzone free and will not breakdown when exposed to sunlight, offering longer protection against harmful effects of the sun.

What are HEV rays?

Gone are the days of worrying about getting sun-damage from going outside, now we have to worry about it in the comfort of our homes. HEV rays, or high-energy visible light, is also referred to as blue light. HEV light is primarily from the sun, however it is also radiated from your smartphone, tablet and computer screen. With all this new technology comes research, and it has found that HEV rays are just as damaging, if not more, as UVA and UVB light. The startling difference is that HEV rays penetrate deeper into the layers of the skin, promoting indirect DNA damage and wrinkle formation. It is vital for skin health to protect it from harsh elements that could potentially damage it for life. Fortunately here at DCCM, our ZO Triple Spectrum Protection offers fractionated melanin functions as an umbrella on the skin, absorbing the harmful HEV light while allowing exposure to beneficial light.

What are Infrared (IR-A) rays?

A lot of people are familiar with UVA and UVB rays, however what exactly are infrared rays and how do they affect the skin? Many people are unaware that UV light only accounts for 3% to 5% of what reaches us from the sun. A massive 55% of infrared light hits our skin on a daily basis. IR-A rays are more dangerous that we thought, as they pass into the subcutaneous layer of the skin and generate free radicals that cause collagen breakdown and accelerate skin aging. Our ZO Triple Spectrum Protection helps protect the skin from free radical damage and prevents future signs of premature aging. ZO sunscreens are also recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation for daily use.

DCCM Staff Favorites- ZO Sun Protection

Tara- Oclipse Sun Spray SPF 50 for Face + Body

“I love using this product when I go to the beach with my boys. The Oclipse Sun Spray is lightweight and non-greasy, which is great because it gives an even coverage for the entire face and body.  I love how it is also water and perspiration resistant for up to 80 minutes!”

-Retail Price: $50.00

-Silver Membership price: $45.00

-Platinum Membership price: $42.50

-Diamond Membership price: $40.00

Amanda- Oclipse Sunscreen + Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 30

“I use the Oclipse Sunscreen + Primer after I give my clients a facial. Not only does the product give sun protection but it adds a silky matte finish and evens out their complexion. I’ve noticed with my older clients that it even diminishes the appearance of fine lines. I recommend all my clients to buy this sunscreen-it is awesome!”

Retail Price: $65.00

-Silver Membership price: $58.50

-Platinum Membership price: $55.25

-Diamond Membership price: $52.00


Cassie- Oclipse Smart Tone Broad Spectrum SPF 50

“One of my favorite ZO products is the Oclipse Smart Tone Sunscreen. I live on the beach and my forehead and nose always get burnt, so I slather this sunscreen all over my face and it looks like I never went to the beach! What I also love about this product is that it has a tint of color that makes my skin soft and smooth, which is great for my oily skin. I carry this sunscreen in my purse everywhere I go.”

Retail Price: $70.00

-Silver Membership price: $63.00

-Platinum Membership price: $59.50

-Diamond Membership price: $56.00

Crystal- Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 50

“I recently just started using ZO products, as it is hard to find products for my sensitive skin. I must say, the Broad Spectrum Sunscreen has become my go-to all year round. This product has a lightweight-formula and it doesn’t irritate my skin. What I love about it is that I can use it on my face and body as well.”

Retail Price: $47.00

-Silver Membership price: $42.30

-Platinum Membership price: $39.95

-Diamond Membership price: $37.60

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