5 reasons to wear sunscreen
The sun’s ultraviolet rays can damage your skin in as little as 15 minutes. With the variety of products and applications available, there is no excuse for not applying sunscreen before you head outside. Here are 5 reasons why sunscreen should be a must in your skincare routine.
Prevents deadly cancer
Using sunscreen daily, even when it’s cloudy or raining, protects your skin from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. To be effective, the AAD recommends a sunscreen with at least an SPF of 30 that protects against both UVA and UVB rays. Did we mention that 1 American dies every hour from skin cancer?
Slows down aging
Did you know that the number 1 cause of premature aging of the face is sun exposure? Wearing sunscreen is not only a benefit to your overall health, but it keeps you looking younger for longer! The application of facial sunscreen slows down the development of wrinkles and prevents the look of leathery skin.
Protects the health of your skin
The sun depletes the skin’s supply of naturally lubricating oils, causing long-term changes in the skin’s structure. Sunscreen acts as a protector and guards the skin’s essential proteins such as collagen, keratin, and elastin. Sunscreen is a necessary component to your morning routine in order to keep your skin’s healthy glow and to avoid dark spots on your face.
Helps acne-prone skin
You may feel like getting a tan will help hide your acne scars or that the sun dries out your pimples, but the harmful rays of the sun are actually bad for acne-prone individuals. The sun’s rays can cause hyperpigmentation, making your acne scars look worse in the end. When you factor in the use of photosensitizing acne medications, you just can’t get away without the protective barrier of sunscreen.
Sets an example
Do you have kids? Children can wear sunscreen as soon as their 6 month birthday. Lead by example and make sun safety a priority with your family. Whether you are on vacation or at a soccer game, ensure that the whole family is protected! Setting healthy skin habits while your children are young will set them up to make good choices when they’re out of the house.
With the variety of products on the shelves and differing applications such as powders or primers, there is no reason that sunscreen should be skipped in the morning. Sunscreen not only affects your overall health and the look of your skin, but it can affect your life.
Come on in to Eastland Face & Body to shop our Epionce line of products! We have a sunscreen that blends flawlessly without a chalky residue and can be used alone or as a primer under makeup.