Think you only need to wear SPF on holiday? Think again! SPF should be used as part of your skincare routine all year round…Yes, even in England!
Here’s 5 reasons why wearing SPF everyday is so important.
Whenever there is sun exposure the body produces more melanin, which is what causes the skin to tan. Chronic sun exposure damages the skin by causing burns, small brown spots and DNA damage can be caused to the skin cells, which can lead to skin cancer. Making sure you’re wearing SPF will protect your skin against this damage by reflecting UV rays off your skin.
SPF protects the skin from harmful UV rays that are affecting the skin all year round even when it’s a cloudy day and seems like there’s no sunshine in sight. UV rays can cause wrinkles, uneven skin tone and dullness in skin. Using skincare products with added SPF has been proven to help these signs of ageing.
Darker skin types are more protected from sun exposure and UV rays than lighter skin types. It’s important to use the correct SPF based on your skin type. You can actually use weather apps that tell you if there is high UV ray exposure so you can avoid being in direct sunlight during those hours, especially when on holiday in a hot country.
A lot of people work indoors and think they only need to wear SPF when they’re outdoors or when the sun is shining. WRONG!
It’s UV rays that cause damage to the skin and they cannot be blocked out by windows so can still affect the skin.