Skincare enthusiasts on social media platforms keep stressing the importance of wearing your sunscreen every day. Nonetheless, there have been misconceptions that dark-skinned people are not at risk of getting sunburns or skin cancer. However, although dark-skinned people have more natural protection from the sun’s harmful rays, no one is immune to sun damages due to the high production of melanin.
Sunscreen is a MUST!!! No ifs, or buts about it. You cannot afford to skip it in your morning skincare routine regardless of whether you’re indoors or outdoors, or it’s sunny or cloudy and gloomy. Here are some reasons as to why you need to incorporate sunscreen in your daily routine year-round:-
UV Damages Is The Leading Cause Of Skin Cancer
The depletion of the ozone layer has increased our risk of sun damage from harmful UV rays. Sunscreen helps block those rays hence reducing the likelihood of sunburns. You must protect your skin regardless of whether you’re indoors or outside your home.
Wearing Sunscreen Reduces Premature Aging
Do you want to look like a 20-year-old in your 50s? Start wearing that sunscreen now, child! Sunscreen reduces the chance of photo-aging- loss of collagen due to UV rays. Applying sunscreen helps keep your skin looking rejuvenated and fresh while retaining your skin elasticity.
Sunscreen Help Eliminate Hyperpigmentation
You stand a greater risk of increased skin pigmentation if you are over-exposed to the sun. Adding sunscreen to your skincare routine plays a significant role in preventing future hyperpigmentation and evening out your skin tone.
Sunscreen Help Reduce Skin Sensitivity To The Sun
Some skincare products such as actives and acids can make your skin sensitive to the sun. Wearing sunscreen will help reduce skin sensitivity to the sun. Dermatologists advise that we should wear a water-resistant, broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least an SPF of 30.