Did you know that some of the most common skin issues are a result of direct sun exposure? Apart from sunburns, the damaging rays of the sun can cause premature ageing, hyperpigmentation, among other skin problems. The only way to prevent these problems and stay protected from the damaging rays of the sun is with the use of a broad-spectrum sunscreen.
If you’re not happy with the way your skin looks despite using the best skincare products and getting facial treatments reguarly, it's probably because you’re still not using sunscreen. Every. Single. Day. To help you get a better idea of the benefits of using sunscreen, scroll down for a list of four major skin concerns that can be avoided by daily use of sunscreen.
As you age, it is natural for your skin to develop wrinkles. But for a lot of women, premature ageing is a big concern. While other environmental factors are responsible too, the biggest culprit is considered to be exposure to UVA and UVB rays. Up to 90% of skin ageing is caused by UV rays — yes, really! It breaks down the collagen and elastin in the skin and enhances the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. A broad-spectrum sunscreen like the Ponds Sun Protect Non-Oily Sunscreen Cream SPF 50 can protect against the 5 skin problems caused due to sun exposure — uneven patches, dark circles, fine lines, dark spots and redness.
Daily sun exposure can also lead to pigmentation spots or solar lentigines. These are brown spots on the surface of the skin that appear like enlarged freckles. It usually appears on areas that are exposed to the sun, such as the face, arms and hands. These spots or pigmentation can make your skin look tired, dull and mature.
03. Uneven skin tone
The damaging rays of the sun can cause small spots or large patches of dark skin on your face. This makes your skin look uneven and patchy. If uneven skin tone is your major concern, it is a sign of sun damage and you need to add sunscreen to your morning skincare routine ASAP!
04. Chapped lips
So you thought chapped lips were a result of cold weather and poor moisturising? Well, it is but, UV rays can also rob the moisture from the delicate skin on your lips and cause dryness. A lot of women who use sunscreens ignore the lip area, which requires equal sun protection as any other part of your face. Apply a layer of sunscreen underneath your lip balm or lipstick. Better yet, use the Lakme Lip Love Chapstick SPF 15, it moisturises as well as offers sun protection.