Although we’re heading into winter shortly, this does not mean that we can forget about protecting our skin. Our skin goes through a lot of changes during the colder months, and if you’re like me, mine loves to have mood swings. Dry one day and oily the next. However, this is completely normal. The weather plays a lot of tricks on our skin and we have to make sure we’re giving it the love and attention it deserves. Keep reading and find out the secret as to why SPF needs to be a step in your daily routine--all year round!
Why SPF Needs to be in Your Daily Routine
I’m sure we can all agree that a day at the beach is superior. Coming home with that sun-kissed skin and salty hair is usually the result--and I’m not complaining! But, if we don’t put in the extra time to care for our skin and hair, there can be consequences that I’m positive we’d all like to avoid. Have you ever noticed those fine lines and sunspots that have seemed to make their home on your skin? Yeah, those are from the sun. But don’t worry, these can be easily avoided by wearing SPF every single day. The ultraviolet rays that hit your skin, even for only a couple minutes, can be the cause of skin damage and even skin cancer. This can be while walking your dog, sitting at an outdoor restaurant, or even running errands. Michael Kurzman, MD in General and Cosmetic Dermatology, says that ultraviolet rays “penetrate the skin deep into its layers, where cells can be damaged and even killed. Sunburn is the skin’s reaction to ultraviolet radiation from the sun.” I know this all may sound a little scary, but I promise it is all so easily avoided with adding one more simple step to your morning routine!
The Dangers of Not Wearing SPF
The list goes on and on when talking about the benefits of wearing sunscreen every day, but let’s talk about the harmful side effects of not wearing SPF. First off, sunburns. I’m sure we’ve all been the victim of a gnarly sunburn at least once in our lives. The amount of times I’ve laid in bed, drenched in Aloe Vera, is borderline embarrassing. However, a couple years ago I learned the dangers of sunburns and now wearing SPF is always in my morning routine. Mahoney Dermatology states that, “if you continuously get sunburns, it can lead to damage that can cause skin cancer, premature wrinkling, and many other skin issues.” I know it seems scary, but you can steer clear from this by investing in a great and protective sunscreen. Original Sprout’s Reef Safe Face and Body Sunscreen with SPF 27 is a very gentle but effective sunscreen. We use 10% non-nanoparticles of natural zinc, which gives a wide range of protection from both UVA and UVB rays. Zinc is a key ingredient you should look for when choosing your perfect sunscreen as it is one of the most powerful ways to block out those sun rays. Head on over to our website and purchase your own today!