#BelliCan Protect + Serve Your Skin
PURE RADIANCE SUNSCREEN SPF 30 BROAD SPECTRUM
Always opt for broad-spectrum sunscreens, which offer protection against UVA rays, in addition to UVB rays, both of which can cause skin cancer. Plus, UVA rays are infamous for causing discoloration (common during pregnancy), according to the American Academy of Dermatology.
SPF 30 BLOCKS 97% of UVB RAYS
You should always use at least SPF 30, reapplying at least every two hours (more often if you're in and out of water). Reapplying is what really makes the skin protection difference.
CHOOSE MINERAL BASED SUNSCREEN - NOT CHEMICAL
Belli Pure Radiance Sunscreen is a mineral based formula, allowing it to be the healthiest sunscreen you can choose. Think of the harmful rays of the sun as a beach ball being thrown at your skin over and over, with the protection of Belli's Pure Radiance Sunscreen SPF 30 Broad Spectrum, it allows those rays to bounces right off your skin.
You want to avoid sunscreen that have Oxybenzone. This chemical is the commonly used one in many sunscreens on the market. This chemical does not provide your skin the ultimate protection you want, in fact, the harmful rays we just talked about instead of bouncing off, still penetrate your skin, along with the properties of the chemical itself and readily absorbs into your skin. This chemical has been linked to low birth weights—a risk factor for future coronary heart disease, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and other diseases. It's also known to interfere with the body's hormones, which may cause developmental problems in unborn babies.
Your prominent belly catches rays from every angle when you're lounging, so it's more vulnerable to getting burned.
During pregnancy, pigment-producing cells called melanocytes kick into overdrive, making your skin more susceptible to discoloration (anything from freckles to melasma) when it's exposed to UV rays. Your skin is extra sensitive to rays in the early stages of motherhood.
Chloasma is a required hypermelanosis of sun-exposed areas occurred during pregnancy and it can affect 50-70% of pregnant women. You also can develop blotchy spots of darker skin when you're pregnant, known as Melasma. Melasma is also sometimes referred to as the mask of pregnancy because the splotches typically show up around your upper lip, nose, cheekbones, and forehead in the shape of a mask. Not to fear, this is not permanent, typically your skin will restore back to its even tone once your hormones stop overreacting, usually after the birth.
Take a look at some of the things that you can do to combat and reduce the effects of chloasma or melasma:
- Use a good sunscreen block before stepping out in the sun. Use SPF 30 ideally, as it battles the harmful UVA and UVB rays. (Pure Radiance Sunscreen SPF30)
- Make sure you apply sun block even while you are indoors. UV rays can till affect you through windows and other sources.
- Do not use soaps and gels with strong perfumes. Belli has no artificial perfumes or dyes.