Your skin is something that you wear every moment, every day and it is something you cannot change about yourself, it is a part of you. Isn’t this reason enough for you to take care of it? There are a lot of things that come to mind about skincare, but the first and the foremost that should, is sunscreen. Sunscreen is vital to your skincare routine because you face the sun just about every day.
The exposure of your skin to the sun, apart from the benefits, can also be a reason for numerous health risks, including skin cancer. Sunscreen, in many ways, can protect you from this risk of getting skin cancer. Applying sunscreen is no rocket science or a Millennium Prize Problem that will take you ages to comprehend and solve, it is a simple matter of rubbing lotion on your body that you can do even while sitting in the cab. But do make it a habit of applying it every day. Listed below are some reasons as to why you should apply sunscreen all throughout the year.
- 1. Helps fight skin damage
- 2. Prevents burning
- 3. Protection for sensitive skin
- 4. Prevents skin tanning
- 5. Resolve skin allergies
1. Helps fight skin damage
Sunscreen is extremely effective in blocking harmful UVA/UVB rays and in protecting your skin from damage and from ageing prematurely. The rays of the sun heat up your skin because of which the elastin present in your skin begins to break down, paving the way for lines and wrinkles to appear. Applying sunscreen (even if its SPF30) will also help prevent or delay premature ageing. Try applying it at least 30 minutes before you step out of the house, to help prevent the development of skin cancer.
2. Prevents burning
Just because you don’t get sunburns doesn’t mean that your skin doesn’t get damaged. Even if you are not able to see it, prolonged and repeated exposure to the sun can become a reason for discolouration and pigmentation. This can happen on any skin tone and once it happens, your skin has higher chances of getting skin cancer. Apply sunscreen every day to prevent such an unfortunate thing from happening.
3. Protection for sensitive skin
If you have sensitive skin, then you need to make sunscreen your best friend. It doesn’t matter whether it is winter or summers, the application of sunscreen will always keep your skin from getting affected from the sun easily. Sensitive skin is more prone to skin problems. Keep a small bottle of sunscreen in your bag, car, school, college and home so that it is easier for you to apply it, whenever you can and wish to.
4. Prevents skin tanning
If you are planning to go swimming, then it is strongly recommended that you apply sunscreen because it will help prevent your skin from getting tanned. The chlorine and the rays of the sun both act together as a reason for skin tanning or burns. The application of sunscreen will help take care of that. Make sure that you apply sunscreen at least half an hour before going to the pool and apply an anti-tanning lotion after you’ve had a good swim as well.
5. Resolve skin allergies
It is a huge misconception that if you have a skin allergy, you should avoid using sunscreen. No! You can always apply it and it, in fact, could help heal the skin allergy that you have. Avoid using sunscreens with alcohol, fragrances or preservatives though. Keep this in mind, and you are good to go!