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?
Looking at all of the negative skin affects that the sun can cause, I’m sure you’ve realized how important sunscreen is. To briefly describe, 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 at least an SPF of 30 to 40.
How To Apply Sunscreen? / Where Sunscreen It Should Be Worn? /Who Should Be Wearing Sunscreen?
One way to easily apply sunscreen is through your makeup. Today, you can find a lot of foundations (i.e. BB Cream), which include SPF. For those who apply makeup, this enables you to use a single product for two purposes. Applying sunscreen is also totally okay to wear under your foundation, concealer and other makeup products. This is my method of applying sunscreen. I actually believe that the extra layer of foundation further gives my skin protection from the sun. Also, I would like to mention that sunscreen should not only be worn on your face, but on all areas of your body where the skin is revealing, including hands and feet. Additionally, to further protect your skin from UV rays, I would suggest wearing hats, scarfs, sunglasses, gloves and any other protective wear. Lastly, I would like to add that sunscreen is not something that applies to a certain skin type or age. Everybody including the young and the elderly should wear sunscreen.
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!