Sunscreen is crucial in achieving and maintaining clear skin. Sunscreen protects the skin from harsh UV lights a.k.a sunlight. To help you realize the essence of sunscreen, I have listed the side affects that can result if your skin is exposed under the sun, down below:
- Dark Spots
- Uneven Skin Tone
- Sun Burn
- Thinning Skin Leading To Wrinkles
- Dehydrated Skin
What is Sunscreen and How Much Should You Wear?
Sunscreen is a product similar to lotion, except for the fact that it includes SPF. SPF is what helps protect the skin. Now each sunscreen comes with a different level of SPF, the higher the level of SPF, the more protection the sunscreen gives you. I would suggest aiming for a sunscreen that has atleast an SPF of 30 to 40.
Where Should You Apply Sunscreen?
Sunscreen should be applied anywhere where the skin is being revealed, this includes face, arms, legs, hands, feet, etc.
What Are Some Other Ways To Protect Your Skin From The Sun?
- Use umbrellas.
- Wear hats and scarves where possible.
- Wear sunglasses.
- Try and stay in the shade.
- For anyone who wears makeup, layering with moisturizer, sunscreen and then foundation can give your skin extra protection from the sun.
Who Should Wear Sunscreen?
Everyone should be wearing sunscreen. Age (child or elderly) and skin type (oily or dry) do not matter in this case.
I know that applying sunscreen is an extra task, but it is totally worth it. Don’t wait until after you’ve started seeing the negative affects of harsh UV lights, start as soon as possible. You’ll definitely thank yourself in the long run; you can trust me on that!