If there is one skincare item that’s overlooked, it’s SPF.
4 Reasons Why You Should Wear Sunscreen Daily
Not applying sunscreen on the face is the number one regret in middle to late aged women. Although our skin may not show the signs of what sun damage can do right now, we may see it turning up 10 years down the road if we don’t wear sunscreen daily. Today, sunscreen is available in different forms and types to make sunscreen not an everyday burden. Both skincare and cosmetic brands are pushing the bar to easily work sunscreen into our daily regime like primers, setting sprays, in foundations and powders, and more. Sunscreen is very important and here are four reasons why you should start applying them today.
1. Protects against harmful UV rays
Because of the high rate our ozone is depleting, we are at a higher risk of getting affected from the sun’s harmful UV rays. It’s important that we protect our skin from UVA and UVB rays that takes a dangerous toll on our bodies. When unprotected from UV rays, we age quicker and we’re a lot more prone to skin disease.
2. Prevents premature aging
If you want smooth, glowing skin 10 years down the line, sunscreen is your best bet. When we don’t protect ourselves from the sun’s harmful rays, our skin reacts by forming wrinkles, fine lines, drier and dehydrated skin, and we tend to lose our natural youthful radiance. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, “UV rays from the sun cause more than 90% of the visible signs of aging, which include wrinkles, rough patches, and skin discoloration.”
3. Reduces skin discoloration
When our skin isn’t protected from the sun, bodies engage in its natural defense by producing more melanin. When our melanin works hard in keeping up and repairing our skin, that’s where sunspots, dark spots, or discoloration form. But when we wear sunscreen, our skin doesn’t produce as much melanin when it senses protection.
4. Lowers skin cancer risks
It’s important to know that UVA rays penetrate deep into the layers of our skin and when penetrated deep enough for long periods of time, that’s where it can be dangerous or even worse, deadly. There are three main types of skin cancer; basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma. And with it comes with unworthy symptoms of coarse wrinkles, benign tumors, freckles, skin sallowness, elastosis (lack of skin elasticity), blood vessel dilation and more.
Wear more sunscreen as much as possible no matter what stage of life you’re in. It’s never too late to start now!