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The Importance of sunscreen in your skincare routine

Did you know that wearing sunscreen is one of the best — and easiest — ways to protect your skin’s appearance and health at any age? Used regularly, sunscreen helps prevent sunburn, skin cancer and premature aging. In fact, applying sunscreen of SPF35 or higher is an excellent line of defense– not only for your appearance, but also the overall health of your skin. 

Here’s some facts about using sunscreen that you may not know. Or if you already know, then it never hurts to have a refresher! 

  • Sunscreen lowers skin cancer risk
    • What you may not know is how significantly daily sunscreen use lowers skin cancer risk. In an Australian study, invasive melanomas were nearly four times less common in daily sunscreen users compared to periodic sunscreen users over a period of 15 years.
  • Sunscreen is the best way to prevent signs of aging
    • UV rays are known to cause photoaging of the skin in the form of leathery skin, fine lines, discoloration, and breakdown for collagen. 
  • Sunscreen helps maintain an even skin tone
    • You know what we always say: the best cure is almost always in the form of prevention. Even if you are using retinoids for anti aging purposes, they will not stop or reduce sunspots or discolorations from skin that you have not previously protected. 
  • Exfoliated skin is more prone to burning
    • Even if you’re using exfoliation products at night, your skin is still prone to being sensitive for the next couple of days. In other words, if you want to see the desired results from your efforts in exfoliating your skin, then adding the application of sunscreen to your daily routine will benefit you greatly! 

Sometimes all you need is a simple routine change

All you need to do is keep a tube of sunscreen in your go bag or gym locker! It’s as simple as that. Staying vibrant and glowing starts with prevention, and it all starts with sunscreen.

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