There are so many skin care products out on the market it can be hard to know which is the best. They promise to perform miraculous feats, and many do provide innovative treatments for tightening the skin and bringing youth back to your face. But none of those products will be able to help you if you aren’t using one product to protect your skin each and every day: sunscreen.
Trips to the beach or days spent outdoors make sense, naturally…but why is it so important to wear it every SINGLE day?
- Sunscreen protects all skin types.
Have you ever heard someone tell you that “they don’t burn”? While it’s true that if you have a darker complexion, the melanin in your skin offers some natural protection, you still need protection from the harmful UV rays. Whether you have dark or fair skin, you are still at risk for developing skin cancer. While fair skinned individuals are more likely to develop skin cancer as a result of their exposure to the sun, people with dark skin tones are at a risk for more serious kinds of cancer if they do get it. Instead, be proactive and use sunscreen to protect your skin daily, regardless of your skin type.
Our Obagi SPF 50 Sunshield Matte is our most popular all around sunscreen. It provides a high level of protection against the damaging rays. It’s also non-greasy, PABA-free, fragrance-free, and great for all skin types. It applies completes sheer for a matte finish, allowing you to wear it every day as part of your normal beauty routine.
- Sunscreen reduces the effects of aging.
Most of what we call aging is actually just the result of years of damage to the skin from the sun. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, an estimated 90 percent of visible aging is a result of the time you have spent in the sun, much more so than the number of candles on your cake.
- We have more options for sunscreen than ever before.
Just because you need to put sunscreen on daily doesn’t mean it has to be traditional sunscreen. Sunscreen today provides invisible protection against the sun. You also could opt for a powder sunscreen that is tinted so it also can serve as your foundation.
If you’re looking for a tinted sunscreen to replace your foundation, we offer the the Colorescience Sunforgettable sunscreen. This loose mineral sunscreen is available with SPF 30 and 50. It will allow you ultimate protection from sun damage and it’s easy to apply and reapply throughout the day, keeping your skin both protected and beautiful.
- The sun is strong, even when it isn’t sunny!
As most of us Floridians know, you can still get a sunburn on days when it’s overcast and cloudy. The UV light penetrates the clouds with ease, so you need protection on cloudy days or when you’re even going to be in the sun for short periods. Think about those drives to and from work every day, when the same side of your face is exposed to sunlight day after day. Those hours add up and can do serious damage over time.
Which brings me to my final point…
- Sun damage is cumulative.
It’s really tempting to just want to get a “base tan” when the temperatures warm up, just to get a “little color.” However, every exposure to the sun contributes to damage at the cellular level. Save your skin tomorrow by wearing sunscreen today!