We know you’ve probably heard or read about this before but, WEAR YOUR SUNSCREEN PEOPLE! Who should wear sunscreen you ask? Well, everyone. Everyone from the ages of 6 months and above, that includes people over the age of 100 as well. Yes, seriously EVERYONE!
Wearing SPF is important no matter where you are!
It’s really important to protect your skin from the sun, even if you’re staying indoors the entire day, here’s why: both types of UVA & UVB rays can still penetrate through those tinted windows of yours. Don’t think you’re safe during the winter or on cloudy days, because they also penetrate through some clouds.
Generally, it is considered that sunscreen application is important during the summertime, but it is also really important to wear during winter and cloudy days.
Simply applying sunscreen to your skin every morning can lower your risk of getting skin cancer by reducing ultraviolet radiations to reach your skin surface. If you are outside, sunscreen application should be reapplied every 2 hours. More often if you are active. So once in the morning isn’t enough.
Benefits of Sunscreen
All skin types.
Sunscreen application is important for all SKIN TYPES and for EVERYONE!
Sunscreen acts as a shield.
Have you ever examined or had sunburn? If yes, then you can imagine how unpleasant irritation, red, inflamed as well as burning skin it can be. Sunscreen in addition to other precautions such as increased consumption of water can reduce these problems easily.
Evens skin tone.
In addition to lessening the aging of skin SPF put off brown spots and skin discolorations.
It keeps you looking young.
Did you know the leading cause of premature aging of the face is ultraviolet exposure? By Sunscreen application or treatment, you are slowing down the development of fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, and tanning skin.
It protects you from skin cancer.
By wearing SPF regularly even when it is cloudy or raining, dramatically decreases your risk of developing skin cancer. UV rays are a major cause of skin cancer and wearing SPF makes a shield on your skin that blocks the UV rays to reach the surface of your skin.
It protects against windburn and sunburn.
Windburn and sunburn also act simultaneously during the winter months. The freezing temperatures and nasty winds that leave your skin dry and agitated allow for UV rays to have a better shot at your skin. Wearing sunscreen on exposed areas of skin, especially when the sun’s rays are strongest between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., will keep you sheltered from these harmful rays.
The ozone layer is depleting.
Ozone acts as a sun shelter for the earth by absorbing harmful UVB rays before they reach to the ground. As the ozone layer depletes, your body needs added protection from these harmful rays by applying sunscreen daily.
Generally maintains healthy skin.
Our skin needs proper nutrition and protection to maintain health in skincare that maintains our glow, reduces signs of aging, and it’s the basic overall skin benefits.
It is extremely beneficial to have sunscreen applications regularly that may protect against skin damage and UV radiation. But it can also prove to be problematic if you use your SPF product with harmful or wrong ingredients for your skincare treatment and care.
Nowadays pharmaceutical companies are performing their best to create new and even more suitable sunscreen for our everyday skin needs. You should find which sunscreen is best for you that caters to your skin type, so it doesn’t cause you breakouts or other issues. Consult a dermatologist on which might be best for you.
The SPF products you use depends on your length of time that you have a plan to spend out in the sun and the activities that you perform for daily life and workouts. You should always try to go for a broad-spectrum sunscreen since it protects your skin from both UVA & UVB rays.
Also, make sure to reapply throughout the day. If you’re wearing makeup, we suggest going for a spray-on sunscreen.
Here are the different types of sunscreens:
- Mineral Or Hypoallergenic Sunscreens (For Sensitive Skin)
- Water-Resistant And Sweat-Resistant Sunscreens
- Traditional sunscreen Lotions
- Make-Up Base Sticks
- Sunscreen Spray
Our skin is our canvas! So just give it some extra protection along with a broad spectrum with an SPF of 15 or above.