Why Wearing Sunscreen is Important

Why Wearing Sunscreen is Important

If you are obsessed with all thing's skincare, then you most likely know the importance of wearing sunscreen, but the sad truth is that most people aren’t aware of why sunscreen is the most crucial step in their skincare routine. 


Why You Should Wear Sunscreen

Sunscreen is one of the best products you can wear to prevent cancer, aging, hyperpigmentation, and more. Here are the top three reasons why you should wear sunscreen every day. 

1. Sunscreen is an anti-ager. Believe it or not one of the reasons why we age is because of our exposure to the sun. The sun’s UV rays cause the premature breakdown of collagen and elastin in the skin. When collagen and elastin are broken down, the skin forms fine lines, and wrinkles. The only way to diminish fine lines and wrinkles is by doing treatments that promote the production of new collagen and elastin. Remember, that if you want to prevent aging, you should apply sunscreen every day.

2. Sunscreen prevents skin cancer. Exposure to UV radiation plays the biggest role in the formation of skin cancer. If you do not wear sunscreen and protect yourself from the sun, there is a higher risk of you getting skin cancer. Some of the most common skin cancers are Basal Cell Carcinoma, Kaposi Sarcoma, Melanoma, Skin Lymphoma.

3. Sunscreen prevents hyperpigmentation. Hyperpigmentation is the darkening of the skin. Hyperpigmentation can be caused by various factors. However, the biggest cause of hyperpigmentation is sun exposure. When you are exposed to the sun, it triggers the production of melanin. When too much melanin is produced, it causes the skin to darken. Some of the different types of hyperpigmentation that can occur due to sun exposure are melasma, sun spots, and post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. 

 

Now that you know the importance of wearing sunscreen, we hope that you incorporate it into your skincare routine every day! 

If you are currently suffering from sun damage, make sure to give a call so we can help you look and feel like your younger self!

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