DO YOU REALLY NEED TO USE SUNSCREEN EVERYDAY?
So, you’ve spent a mini fortune in Sephora and racked up some serious Beauty Insider points; Ulta has become your second home and you literally YouTube yourself to sleep. All this in an attempt for find the remedy to your skin issue (dark spots, acne, wrinkles, dryness, oiliness, etc.). This was me two years ago. I’d see results of the products I was using most prominently in the winter (mostly indoors), but by the summer the results seemed minuscule, or in some cases, reversed (my dark marks appeared darker).
While watching dozens of YouTube videos the topic of sunscreen always seemed to resurface, but I didn’t think it was necessary because, the way my melanin is setup…. I thought I was good. Now don’t get me wrong, I did use sunscreen on certain occasions like going to the beach or when I was outside for an extended period of time, but not every day.
Late last year I decided to try implementing sunscreen into my daily routine. After battling an acne flare up in late January, the dark spots have faded and have not resurfaced as the spring/summer has progressed. If you are new to using sunscreen and plan on implementing it into your daily skin routine I have some tips for you and product suggestions.
v Always apply sunscreen 15 mins before you go outdoors. It needs time to absorb and perform properly.
v Reapply. Sunscreen does not last all day. Most need to be reapplied every 80-120 mins.
v Wearing sunscreen doesn’t mean you should endlessly bask in the sun all day. If you can, wear protective clothing (a hat, sunglasses, etc.…) and avoid direct sunlight during 10 AM-2PM.
v Wear sunscreen EVERYDAY. Even in the winter, even in the fall.
v SPF 30 is the bare minimum. SPF 15 isn’t going to cut it so look for SPF 30 or higher.
v Purchase daytime moisturizers with SPF in them so there is no need for an additional step in your skincare routine.
v Always test it out before you use it. Some people may have a reaction to chemical sunscreen. Chemical sunscreen will show in the Active Ingredients list as: oxybenzone, avobenzone, octisalate, octocrylene, homosalate and octinoxate. If you are anything like my husband stick to the physical/mineral sunscreens. Physical/Mineral sunscreens will show in the Active ingredients list as: zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide.
Remember, sunscreen is a necessity for everyone regardless of your skin color or the climate that you may live in. It helps to combat sun damage and signs of aging. I hope these tips were helpful. I've listed some of my favorite sunscreen product below Just click on the links below to purchase through Amazon..com. Thanks for reading.
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