Haven’t we all been told to incorporate sunscreen into our daily routine by skin health experts around us? Have you ever wondered why is it told so? Many have a misconception that SPF is used as a potential formula to treat and tackle tanning. If you are one among those to believe that, we are really sorry to burst that little bubble of yours.
The use of sunscreen is very important in protecting your skin from the harmful effects of the sun. The ultraviolet rays from the sun can cause a range of skin diseases including tanning, wrinkles, and cancer. In addition, it can also lead to hyper-pigmentation, which is when your skin becomes darker than usual due to damage from the sun. Sunscreen prevents these issues by preventing UV rays from penetrating the skin and causing damage. It also provides protection against long-term damage that can occur in areas you do not normally see.
Here are three reasons to swear by your sunscreen even during winters.
It reduces the risk of Skin Cancer
When you apply sunscreen before you go outside, you are reducing your risk of developing skin cancer over time. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the world, affecting more than 9 million people each year – however, only about 3% of those cases are diagnosed by doctors because the symptoms may not be visible for many years after their initial appearance on the body’s surface.
It reduces early signs of ageing
Sunscreen protects your skin from UVA and UVB rays, which can cause premature aging and wrinkles. Sunscreen is usually made up of ingredients like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. These ingredients are great at absorbing harmful UV rays from the sun, which prevents damage to your skin. Over exposure to sun can cause wrinkles to appear earlier in life than they would otherwise; they also increase your chances of developing melanoma (One of the deadliest skin cancers) later on down the line; while they also make it harder for your body to fight off infections like colds, coughs or flu. Using sunscreen will help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on your face. The American Academy of Dermatology reports that daily use can reduce facial wrinkles by up to 50% within just 4 weeks! It can also help prevent further wrinkling over time thanks to its anti-aging effects!
It reduces dryness
Sunscreen helps keep your skin moisturized by blocking harmful UV rays from reaching your skin’s surface, which can cause dryness and irritation. You might even notice that after using sunscreen you don’t need to moisturize as much as before!
You should apply sunscreen every few hours as this will ensure you have enough coverage every day so that UV rays do not penetrate your skin too deep where they could cause problems later down the line, such as premature wrinkles or even cancerous cells forming under the surface of your skin. The sun is out all day long! It doesn’t take much time for the sun’s rays to reach your skin, so if you don’t protect yourself now, you could be left with nasty scars later on down the road.