• 6-15-2017

Why SPF Should Be in All Your Skincare Products

Every time you leave your house your skin is exposed to the elements. Every time you see sunlight, it has the chance to wreak havoc on your skin, no matter the season.

Overexposure to the sun is the number one cause of skin cancer, which is becoming a leading health concern among adults world-wide, particularly in the United States. Many people don’t realize that sunburns can happen at any time, even when you don’t think you are spending too much time in the sun. If the only place that you could get sunburned was at the beach or by the pool, then it would be easy to prevent the problem by making sure that you were properly covered and prepared. Wearing long sleeves and pants is the best way to prevent sunburn, but during the warmer months of the year, it isn’t always practical to keep yourself covered up completely. And even then, you can’t wear clothing over your face!

The Benefits of SPF

Incorporating your SPF routine into your cosmetic routine can be a really helpful strategy in ensuring that you are properly protecting your face from sun damage. There are a lot of reasons as to why this is a popular strategy:

  • For many people, putting on cosmetic products, like cover-up, is an essential part of the morning, as basic as brushing your teeth. By purchasing make-up that has SPF in it, you won’t have to add another step to your morning routine to ensure that your skin is protected.

  • Due to the nature of how cover-up works, you have to make sure that you have covered your face entirely with the product before leaving your house. The fact that the cover-up is visible in this way reduces the likelihood of missing part of your face and exposing yourself to sun damage.

  • Cover-up products are designed to be worn daily and have proper moisturizer components to reduce the likelihood of developing blemishes from clogged pores or damage.  

Where clothing can’t cover, SPF is necessary. The best thing that you can do for yourself during the summer is to make putting on SPF an important part of your daily routine. Do yourself a favor and make sure your base skincare products have SPF.

Even if you aren’t worried about the potential hazards of skin cancer, there are other consequences that can come from sunburn. For example, sun damage from overexposure to UV rays is the cause of about 75% of skin aging. Wearing SPF regularly can help you by preventing sun damage, helping maintain the moisture in your skin, and keeping it vibrant and youthful.

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