While some people forget to wear sunscreen, others simply opt not to altogether. And although there are no immediate signs of aging with lack of sunscreen use, premature aging will rapidly catch up to people who disregard the impact of the sun on their appearance.
On the other extreme, there are people who want to apply sunscreen every day in addition to their anti wrinkle face creams which sometimes already have a low SPF included in their formulas.
Read on to learn the proper sunscreen measures that should be taken year round to help you stay younger, longer.
Sunscreen is important because it protects your skin from dangerous radiation from the sun. From the day you are born, you are in contact with rays from the sun, so applying sunscreen at a very early age is crucial.
You receive the most direct contact from the sun during childhood. You may continue going outside regularly as an adult, but it’s usually not as often as when you were constantly outdoors as a child.
So if you do not already apply sunscreen regularly on your children and yourself, be sure to start, as it plays a huge role in protecting the skin against the following skin conditions:
- Fast Aging
- Malignant Moles
- Skin Cancer (Melanoma)
- Dry, Tired Skin
- Permanent Discoloration
While many use a moisturizer with a low SPF level in it and think it will suffice, this is, unfortunately, not enough to prevent premature aging and, in most cases, skin cancer. This is because the SPF in moisturizers is usually below SPF 30 which is not adequate enough to protect you completely from the sun.
Because of this, you should still apply a sunscreen underneath your anti wrinkle face cream.
Sunscreen can be the wrinkle cure for everyone if it is used as recommended and re-applied liberally with at least SPF 30 every day, year round.
While you may find it silly to apply sunscreen each day when you work in an office from 9 to 5 and the only time you are outside is when walking to your car, UV radiation can still reach you. Not only through the walls and windows, but the office emits its own “rays.”
Although not quite as strong as the sun, fluorescent lighting can be harmful after countless hours spent in it. And ever wonder why you feel so tired and even sick after just a few hours shopping?
Your friends may think you are crazy for putting on sunscreen for the mall but you actually get half as much radiation after being inside for the same amount of time you may have been outside. It may be downpouring outside, but inside you are still getting UV exposure.
A great option for protection is Perricone’s sunscreen moisturizer More Than Moisture SPF 30. This 3-in-1 multi-tasking SPF 30 product is a wonderful daily essential for any skin care regimen. It protects, treats and hydrates with the use of Vitamin C Ester and Olive Oil Polyphenols leaving skin rich with moisture and protected all day. After application, you can follow up with your favorite anti wrinkle face cream.
Now that you know the proper sunscreen procedures to protect your skin, be sure to take care of your loved ones. That way, everyone can be protected from the dangers of the sun (and indoor lighting), and live long healthy lives while looking forever young.