Sunscreen: We’re all told to wear it, but why is it so important? Truth is, wearing sunscreen is an essential part of keeping your skin healthy and beautiful through every stage of life. It protects your skin against the sun’s damaging UV rays, which can impact the skin in several ways.
Here are the main reasons why you should incorporate sunscreen into your daily skincare regimen:
To Avoid Premature Skin Aging
Without sunscreen, your skin is vulnerable to sun damage and, as a result, premature skin aging. The sun’s harsh UV rays damage the skin cells, as well as the collagen and elastin that help retain your skin’s youthful glow. Repeated sun exposure without sunscreen puts the skin at risk of developing wrinkles, fine lines, age spots, discoloration, and a leather-like texture. These signs of aging can be delayed and even avoided entirely by diligently applying sunscreen before you go outside.
To Prevent Sunburn
Sunburn occurs when you spend time in the sun for prolonged periods without sunscreen. Sunburns are often painful and unsightly, with the skin turning red and eventually flaking as it heals. Wearing sunscreen will help you avoid sunscreen so that you can enjoy the outdoors without worrying about the sting of a sunburn.
To Lower Your Skin Cancer Risk
Most skin cancers are triggered by excess exposure to UV radiation, most commonly from the sun. When you’re not wearing sunscreen, the sun’s UV rays cause DNA damage to skin cells. This damage builds over time, eventually creating a high risk of the genetic mutations that lead to skin cancer.
To Reduce Skin Inflammation
Especially if you have a skin condition like rosacea, sun exposure without the protection afforded by sunscreen can lead to significant inflammation. There are many different sunscreen formulations available for sensitive skin, allowing people of all skin types to stay safe against skin irritation caused by the sun.
At Amaris’ Aesthetics, we offer advanced skincare and aesthetic treatments to help our patients reduce and avoid skin damage from the sun’s harsh UV rays. Contact us today to learn more.