Days at the beach, sporting events, and summer vacations all call for a trip to the store in order to stock up on sunscreen and prevent sunburn. However, sunscreen shouldn’t only be used in the summer months. Even in the fall and winter, the sun can still cause damage.
Sunscreen Prevents Wrinkles
Sun exposure causes fine lines and wrinkles, but sunscreen can prevent them. By choosing a makeup primer or foundation that includes at least SPF 30, you can delay aging! The journal, Dermatologic Surgery, published a study on this subject and found that participants who used a daily application of moisturizer with SPF 30 saw improvements of 52 percent in sunspots, 40 percent in skin texture, and 41 percent in skin clarity after a year of use.
Sunscreen Prevents Skin Discoloration
Dark spots often appear on individuals who don’t protect their skin with sunscreen. You can stop these spots from appearing by using sunscreen every single day. Even when it’s cloudy, 80% of the sun’s rays can still penetrate the clouds.
Sunscreen Prevents Skin Cancer
It is no secret that the sun can cause skin cancer, and sunscreen is the best way to prevent melanoma. Your clothes don’t offer much protection, so putting it on underneath your clothes, as well as on exposed skin is the best option. During the colder months, we suggest finding a moisturizer lotion with SPF to put on your body.