Why Sunscreen is Important All Year Round
You might think with all this cold weather it doesn’t matter if you skip applying sunscreen this morning. Unfortunately not, wearing sunscreen every day is a crucial part of your skincare routine and without it you are exposing the sensitive skin on your face and body to damage from sun exposure.
Applying sunscreen should be a year-round preventative health measure. The purpose of sunscreen is right there in its name - to provide a screen between your skin and the sun - while vital to our existence, the suns UV rays can be quite harmful to our cells and immune system. Over time you may start to notice visible signs of damage from the sun, this could include premature aging, pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles as well as an increased cancer risk.
Benefits of applying sunscreen daily:
Sun Protection from UV Rays
The most obvious and notable benefit of daily sunscreen is that it protects your skin against harmful UV rays. Up to 80% of the sun’s rays can pass through cloud, no matter the season or forecast, the sun is still up there every day, emitting UV rays that can wreak havoc on your skin health. Always aim for a minimum SPF of 30, the higher the better.
Reduces Risk of Cancer
Sunscreen reduces the harmful effects of sun exposure, protects your skin and reduces your risk of developing skin cancer and skin pre-cancers.
Helps Protect Against the Visible Signs of Premature Aging
Overexposure to sunlight can increase the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles therefore the daily use of sunscreen can help reduce this.
Keeps Complexion Even
Using sunscreen helps keep your complexion even. Sun damage is one of the many causes of uneven skin tones and daily sunscreen helps to prevent these effects.
Overall Healthier Skin
Essential proteins in the skin like keratin are protected when sunscreen is applied. These proteins are primarily responsible for keeping the skin smooth and healthy both in appearance and function.
Therefore, to protect from UV Rays, risk of cancer, protect against the visible signs of premature aging, have an even complexion and to have just overall healthier skin, implementing sunscreen into your everyday routine is the perfect solution.