Every Day is Sunscreen Day! Here’s why:
One of the most popular misconceptions about sunscreen is that it is only necessary to use on sunny days. One thing to keep in mind is that sunscreen should be worn every day, even if the weather is gloomy! Did you know that 80% of the sun's rays may flow through clouds?
The use of sunscreen should be part of your daily skincare routine all year. It's not just for the summer! The majority of people do not apply SPF throughout the winter because they believe it is unnecessary. That will lead us to our second did-you-know moment for today, which is that snow can reflect up to 80% of UV rays from the sun, increasing your risk of skin damage. So applying sunscreen is definitely a year-round habit you should look into! HOW DOES SUNSCREEN WORK AND WHAT DOES IT DO?
Sunscreen is a cream or lotion that is applied topically to the skin to protect it from sun rays. It truly helps to prevent UV rays from penetrating the skin and causing a variety of skin problems. We listed down a few of the million reasons why every day is sunscreen day!
- It helps to keep the skin from ageing prematurely
Sunscreen is one of the most powerful preventative formulas when it comes to wrinkles, fine lines, sagging and crow's feet. Long-term exposure to UVA radiation causes your skin to age prematurely, resulting in the loss of collagen and suppleness. In fact, solar damage is responsible for up to 90% of the apparent indicators of ageing. By incorporating SPF into your regular skincare routine, you can protect yourself from the early signs of ageing with little effort.
- Protects you against sunburn, inflammation and redness
Sunburn, severe skin reddening, and skin inflammation are all symptoms of spending too much time in the sun. Did you know that there are two types of damaging radiation in sunlight: UVA and UVB? UVA rays are mostly linked to long-term skin damage, such as wrinkle formation, and are linked to some skin malignancies.
- It aids in the maintenance of an even skin tone
Sunscreen aids in the maintenance of a smoother and more even skin tone by preventing discolouration and dark patches caused by UV damage.
Uneven skin pigmentation occurs when portions of the skin discolour or darken in an uneven manner. This can be inherited, but it can also be brought on by excessive sun exposure. On the face, hands, and other regions of the body that are routinely exposed to the sun, blotchy skin or dark spots may appear.
Remember that when picking a sunscreen, the recommendation of The Canadian Dermatology Association is a minimum of SPF 30 and is broad-spectrum. Broad-spectrum means it protects you from both types of UV light coming from the sun: the UVA and UVB rays.
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