Five SPF answers we all should to know.
How often should I wear sunscreen?
You should wear sunscreen every day! Did you know that sun exposure is the number one cause of aging? So keeps those fine lines and wrinkles at bay and add sunscreen to your daily routine! And we mean DAILY routine! This includes the winter months, the harmful UV rays in the sun can almost double in the winter! Why is that? Reflection, the snow causes these harmful rays to reflect causing an increase in exposure!
How much sunscreen should I use?
According to the American Academy of Dermatologist, you should apply enough sunscreen to cover the area. To protect against the harmful UV rays, you should use sunscreen 15 minutes before sun exposure! And don't forget your lips, the sun can cause damage to all parts of the skin, this includes the lips! When out and about in the sun make sure to reapply every 2 hours!
Can sunscreen prevent cancer?
The short answer is YES. Did you know that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer? The best way to protect yourself is to avoid prolonged sun exposure and wear SPF daily.
What are the benefits of wearing sunscreen?
Prevent signs of aging, did you know that a tan is just damaged cells. Sun exposure causes damages to cells and the collagen of your skin. Damaged collagen leads to wrinkles and loss of volume.
Lower your risk for cancer. Wearing sunscreen can lower your risk of skin cancer. Use a sunscreen 30SPF or higher to protect the skin from the suns harmful rays.
Prevent skin pigmentation. Applying sunscreen every day can help prevent skin pigmentations due to sun damage.
Recent studies have suggested that sun damage can also occur from artificial lighting. We have known that a tanning bed can cause sun damage, but did you know that office lighting and computer rays can also cause harm? Yeah, grab that SPF and lather it on.
How much sun exposer before damage?
The question on all of our minds. The answer, it depends. It depends on the type of skin you have and the type of sunscreen. If you have fair skin, 5 minutes of sun exposure can result in sun damage.
Do your skin a favor, add SPF to your daily routine. Already have skin damage? It is never too late to start preventing future damage.