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Why You Should Regularly Apply SPF

Sun Protection Factor or SPF is a crucial ingredient to incorporate into your skincare routine. As the weather gradually turns hotter with the oncoming summer season, everyone can benefit from applying SPF before exposing themselves to the sun’s heat. Here are some reasons why you should use SPF daily:

  1. It protects the skin against damage.

Products with broad-spectrum SPF protect the person against two harmful rays from the sun: Ultraviolet A (UVA) and Ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation. Such lights are invisible because they have shorter wavelengths than the light we can see.

UVA rays cause sunburn and skin cancer, while UVB rays contribute to signs of aging such as wrinkles and sunspots. When we neglect to apply SPF (and reapply!), we increase our risks of developing specific symptoms which are easily preventable.

As a rule of thumb, use a water-resistant, broad-spectrum product with SPF 30 or higher if you work or go outside for long periods. Reapply them every two hours or so after swimming or sweating.

  1. It has antioxidants.

Antioxidants fight against elements called “free radicals” in your body. Free radicals can damage cells, leading to illness and aging. When they attach to other atoms or molecules, they create a process called oxidative stress, which contributes to developing several diseases.

  1. It adds an extra layer of protection.

Many moisturizers and makeup products contain SPF, which adds a layer of protection to the skin. However, this may not be enough since these products contain other ingredients that won’t enable users to get the full benefits of actual protection. Consider establishing a regular skincare routine with SPF to combat such possibilities before applying makeup. Your skin will be grateful, and you won’t inadvertently clog your pores.

That said, one should apply SPF all year round, regardless of the season. To select the best SPF for your skin type, contact your local dermatologist for a thorough examination. Take care!

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