Spending time outdoors enlivens your body and soul. In terms of your health, sun exposure also helps your body produce vitamin D, which is integral to your body’s absorption of calcium. Excess sun exposure is detrimental, however, which is why wearing sunscreen is a must when spending any time outside. Here are a few of the many reasons why sunscreen should be a part of your skincare arsenal all year long.
The best reason to wear sunscreen on a daily basis is the impact it has on skin cancer rates. Applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF 15 or higher every day can reduce your melanoma risk by 50%, while also reducing the risk of squamous cell carcinoma by 40%. For the best results, reapply sunscreen every two hours or after swimming. You should also wear wide-brimmed hats and sunglasses to provide your head, neck, and eyes greater protection.
Ultraviolet light causes free radicals to form in the skin, which lessens its elasticity. When skin is less elastic, it’s prone to sagging and drooping, which then creates wrinkles. Much like smoking, excessive sun exposure can cause wrinkling to occur much sooner than it would have normally. This is especially true for fair-skinned people, who have less natural sun protection.
Along with wrinkles, UV rays from the sun also cause discoloration. Sunspots, as they’re often called, are dark brown hyperpigmented spots that form on your face after years of UV abuse. Once they’ve formed, you’ll need to undergo laser skin resurfacing or chemical peels to have them removed. While they’re not harmful, they can diminish the look of your skin.
Our skincare team at Hale Cosmeceuticals knows the importance of protecting your skin from sun exposure. Along with offering sun protection tips, we also feature a range of advanced skincare products that not only ward off sun damage, they also refresh and rejuvenate your skin.
Do you have a question about one of our products? Feel free to contact us or call 1-800-951-7005 for more information. All our products are free of harmful additives and chemicals and contain no animal-derived or animal-tested ingredients.