Well, we lied. We arent’ actually done with this series lol. A few of you messaged us asking about sunscreen and it made us realize we didn’t actually touch on this. What is wrong with us?! So here we go. This is the final post in this skin care series. Before we go any further, we have to admit that we don’t use sunscreen as much as we should. We’ve been making a conscious effort this year to be more consistent with this step.
We’ve come to the conclusion that most people only think about sunscreen when they’re on the beach. Obviously that’s a super important time to be thinking about applying sunscreen. But that’s definitely not the only time you should be thinking about SPF. Exposure to the sun happens on a daily basis. Just because you aren’t sprawled out on a beach doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be protecting your skin. It’s your body’s first line of defense so it takes it all. Exposure to the sun is the biggest culprit when it comes to fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, and skin cancer.
First up is even complexion. Sun damage is a huge cause of uneven skin tone. If you want to protect your skin from dark spots and unevenness, use sunscreen daily. If you aren’t sure what exactly sunscreen does or how it works, no worries. The simple explanation is that it acts as a shield against the harmful UV rays the sun emits. It’s like wearing a protective mask except for no one actually sees it. We like to use at least an SPF of 30 to ensure we are getting the most protection.
Premature aging is another skin concern everyone has. It’s something we think about a lot. As much as we all love baking in the sun and walking away looking toasty, you have to be careful about overexposure. The same goes for daily activities outside. The sun’s UV rays are all around us — you just can’t see them. Using a sunscreen ensures you are protecting yourself and preventing premature aging.
Sunscreen is very important when it comes to reducing your risk of skin cancer, like melanoma. This is nothing to joke about. We’ve had several people in our lives suffer from skin cancer so we take this seriously. It’s simple — use sunscreen to protect yourself.