Why SPF is Your Skin’s Best Defense

Why SPF is Your Skin’s Best Defense

Do you find yourself groaning at the mere thought of applying sunscreen every day? It’s understandable – amidst our busy life, adding yet another step to our skincare routine can seem like a daunting task.

And let’s be honest, sunscreen doesn’t offer the instant gratification of a face mask or serum, so why bother? Before you dismiss sunscreen as just another tedious chore, let’s explore why it’s an absolute must for maintaining healthy, radiant skin.

Take a moment to observe the skin on parts of your body that rarely see the light of day — your breasts, butt, or even the underside of your arms. Notice anything different?

The texture, tone and overall quality of this skin likely differ significantly from the areas regularly exposed to the sun. The stark contrast underscores the  impact of UV radiation on our skin’s health and appearance. 

SPF, or sun protection factor, serves as a crucial garage of our defense against the sun’s UVB rays. Dermatologists often advocate for SPF levels between 30 and 50, striking a balance between adequate protection and avoiding a false sense of safety that can come with the higher numbers.

Prioritize those labeled “broad-spectrum,” as they shield against UVA and UVB rays. Both wreak havoc on your skin, causing sunburn, premature again, and even skin cancer. SPF acts as a shield, deflecting and absorbing these harmful rays before they penetrate your skin’s delicate layers.


Consider your face — the most exposed part of your body, perpetually vulnerable to the sun’s rays. Contrary to popular belief, sunscreen is not just for those with fair skin or those spending long hours in the sun.

Regardless of skin type or tone, everyone can benefit from the protective properties of SPF. Whether you’re indoors or outdoors, rain or skin, incorporating SPF into your skincare routine is essential for the health of your skin. 

Whether you’re enjoying a leisurely day at the beach, or simply going about your daily routine, it’s essential to make sunscreen application a non-negotiable part of your skincare regimen. We’re passionate about sun protection and happy to recommend a handpicked selection of top-quality sunscreens.

We highly recommend sunscreens by Pavise, Alastin, Elta MD, and Colorescience for their superior formulations and proven effectiveness in shielding your skin from UV damage.


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Alex grew up in Wisconsin and moved to Florida in 2016 to attend Florida Gulf Coast University. After graduating in 2020, she attended the University of Miami and received her Masters in Skin Biology. Alex has the long term goal of becoming a PA.

Jordan is another Naples, Florida homegrown! She comes to us with over 8 years of experience, previously specializing in vascular care. Jordan is also a busy mom of THREE boys, who finds her role of MOM as a source of inspiration and joy that fuels her commitment to making a positive impact professionally.

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Sharon is originally from the Boston area and has lived in Southwest Florida for over 20 years. Sharon came to us with 20 plus years of management and customer service experience. After staying at home to raise her twins for seven years she was excited to get back to work joining D-Lux Medspa in 2017. when she’s not working she enjoys cooking, gardening and has a passion for all things organization! Sharon and her husband Wayde also enjoy fishing trips, going diving with there children Carly and Chase or just going for a walk with their dog Ginger.

Alexis is a Naples Florida native who graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University in 2019. Alexis brings her organizational skills along with her experience in the field of aesthetic management. When she’s not busy getting things ship-shape at DLux, you’ll find her soaking up the sun at the beach, enjoying boat trips, traveling and spending quality time with her adorable son Landon and two furry companions, Beau and Riley.

Nichole moved to SouthWest Florida 10 years ago after residing in Albuquerque New Mexico for most of her life. She met Dana not long after her arrival and they have been fast friends ever since. With a background in sales and graphic design Nichole brings her passion for delivering impeccable customer/patient service to her role at Dlux Medspa. When she’s not at the office she enjoys cooking (ask her about her old food blog!), being “artsy” and helping curate the Dlux Instagram accounts. She tries to avoid exercise at any cost, but somehow manages to get a work out in every once in a while, even if it is against her will.