When you live in the UK, the weather is so unpredictable that it’s not unusual to be wearing a coat and gloves in the morning and a summer dress in the afternoon. As a result of this, we don’t have a culture of sunscreen use as they do in countries where the sun is a little more of a guaranteed thing. However, there are several reasons that you should be wearing some form of SPF every single day, regardless of the weather. Here are five of them:
Our Sun is Stronger Than you Think
It really doesn’t need to be sunny for the sun’s rays to be harmful to your skin, and in fact, the sun’s rays are stronger than you think, even on overcast days. In fact, approximately 80% of UV rays still penetrate through clouds so it’s absolutely vital to apply an SPF all-year round. Using a facial sunscreen, even if your body is bundled into layers of clothes, is really important for protecting you from the sun’s harmful rays.
Sunscreen isn’t the greasy, awkward formula that many of us think of, and it’s much nicer to wear underneath make-up than it was in the past. In fact, many facial products are multi-functional and not only protect you from further sun damage, but also help to reverse wrinkles. Decleor Protective Anti-Wrinkle Cream SPF30 Face is designed for daily use and offers double protection for the face with the DNA Protection Complex and UVA/UVB filters.
There’s a Formula for Everyone
In the past, people who suffered with oily skin or a tendency to break out would avoid sunscreen because it was too greasy for their skin. However, sunscreen technology has come on leaps and bounds and there are now formulas for every skin type. If you have oily or acne-prone skin, Dermalogica Matte Moisturiser SPF15 could be perfect for you.
Sun Damage is Cumulative
A lot of people think that once sunburn has healed, their skin is back to normal, but actually sun damage has a cumulative effect and gets worse over time. Every exposure contributes to possible damage at the cellular level. Spare your skin tomorrow and wear your sunscreen today.
We all know that sun damage causes wrinkles and other signs of ageing, but a lot of people forget that it can also cause hyperpigmentation and areas of discolouration on the skin. Wearing sunscreen daily will protect you from this and will ensure than your skin tone stays even. Dermalogica Prisma Protect SPF30 will also prevent future signs of skin damage.