Summer is right around the corner, which means most people are stocking up on their favourite sunscreen. But what about applying it for the rest of the year? If you want your skin to look radiant and healthy in the long term, your best bet is to apply sunscreen daily, and top it up every two hours. Check out some of the benefits of sunscreen that you can avail of by using it daily!
1. Reduces the Risk of Skin Cancer
This month is skin cancer awareness month. UV radiations from the sun can increase your risk of contracting skin cancer. Applying sunscreen daily, and taking other sun protection measures like wearing a hat or long clothing, protects your beautiful skin from the negative effects of sun exposure.
The Skin Cancer Foundation recommend applying sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15 to reduce your chances of developing squamous cell carcinoma by forty percent and melanoma by fifty percent. The higher the SPF, the better, like the Obagi Sun Shield Matte SPF 50, which is great for a non-greasy finish and provides the skin with light coverage.
2. Prevents the Early Onset of Signs of Ageing
If you’re worried about developing wrinkles, fine lines, or crow’s feet, then your best line of defense would be to use sunscreen daily. Prolonged exposure to UVA rays can prematurely damage your skin, resulting in reduced collagen production and skin elasticity.
In fact, it is believed that about ninety percent of visible wrinkles and fine lines are caused due to sun damage. Using medical-grade sunscreens can help you keep the early signs of ageing at bay with minimal effort.
3. Protects Your Skin From Sunburn
While UVA rays are associated with long-term skin damage like wrinkles and can contribute to some forms of skin cancer, UVB rays can cause sunburn. Not only are sunburns painful, but they are also believed to be the leading cause of most types of skin cancer.
Sunscreen defends the skin from the harmful effects of sun exposure by absorbing, scattering, or reflecting sunlight. So, if you’re about to have some fun in the sun, consider a sunscreen which Uzuri Aesthetics featured in Vogue's "Hello to the Glow" Spring 2022 Campaign, the ZO Skin Health SUNSCREEN + POWDER BROAD-SPECTRUM LIGHT SPF 45, which fits perfectly in your handbag, and allows easy 2-hourly application.
4. Prevents Hyperpigmentation
When parts of your skin darken in an inconsistent manner or discolour, it is known as hyperpigmentation. Hyperpigmentation can have many causes, and prolonged sun exposure is one of them.
Melasma and dark spots can form on the parts of your body that are always exposed to sunlight. The good news is that medical-grade sunscreens, when applied daily, can improve your chances of not developing skin pigmentation. The new Heliocare 360° Pigment Solution Fluid SPF50+ is a fantastic ultra-light sunscreen that helps prevent and correct hyperpigmentation while unifying skin t tone.
When your skin is exposed to the sun, it can have profound effects on it. Some of the benefits of sunscreen include reducing the risk of skin cancer, combating the early signs of ageing, and protecting your amazing skin from sunburn and hyperpigmentation. For a specially-curated selection of sunscreens from professionals, check out the Uzuri Shop.