Importance of Sunscreen
Applying sunscreen is the most important step of your skincare routine.
Though oftentimes the sun can seem warm and inviting, the aftermath of it is something you can’t run away from. The sun emits harmful UVA and UVB rays. UVA rays have longer wavelengths and are associated with skin aging. While UVB have shorter wavelengths and cause skin burning. Both rays can wreak havoc on the skin in the long term.
The sun causes:
-Break down in collagen and elastin which results in fine lines and wrinkles
-Creates unwanted pigmentation brown and red
-Damages skin cells and can ultimately lead to skin cancer
SPF tips….sunscreen should be reapplied every 2 hours. You should also use one that has at least 30 SPF. We recommend physical sunscreens which use mineral based ingredients (zinc, titanium dioxide, etc.). They sit on top of the skin and deflect UV rays, versus chemical sunscreens that are absorbed into the skin.
BONUS POINTS: Use a vitamin C serum as extra internal protection against the sun’s UVA/UVB rays. This will help to combat harmful free radicals. Wearing a hat and trying to stay in the shade is always a plus as well!