Sunscreen contains active ingredients that filter out harmful ultraviolet radiation and prevent it from penetrating the skin. While many people apply it when spending the day at the beach or by the pool, this is a skin care practice that should be followed daily. If you don’t make this a habit, here are a few reasons to start now.
Why You Should Use Sunscreen Every Day
1. Reduce the Risk of Skin Cancer
Even if you're not spending most of the day outside, you're still exposed to the sun when driving or walking outdoors. With unprotected exposure comes the greater likelihood of skin cancer. Research has shown that applying a daily product with an SPF of 15 or higher reduces the risk of cancerous cell development by up to 50%.
2. Prevent Skin Aging
Using daily sunscreen is one of the most important skin care practices for preventing fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging. A long-term study found that people who only wore it sometimes had notable increases in fine lines and brown spots, while those who wore it daily had no measurable signs of skin aging. Daily use can even noticeably reverse previous sun damage to the skin.
3. Enjoy Comfortable Formulations
Sunscreens are no longer the thick, greasy, gloppy lotions they once were. Advances in skin care have made SPF products light and unnoticeable on the skin. They now come in several different forms, including creams, sprays, and moisturizers. They also dry in just a few seconds, so you won't even know you're wearing it.
Application is quick and easy, and you'll have daily protection from the sun without feeling oily or smelling like a fruit.
For additional help taking care of your skin, visit Bared Monkey Laser Spa - Penn Station in New York City. They offer a variety of skin care services, including pigmentation removal to reverse skin damage caused by the sun. Using state-of-the-art equipment approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), they will restore, replenish, and rejuvenate your skin and body. Schedule an appointment by calling (212) 256-9777 or learn more about how they target sun damage on their website.