What does your daily skincare routine look like? Besides cleansing and moisturiser, are there other products you religiously use every single day? If the answer isn’t a resounding yes, then you should read on. In fact, the only product you should absolutely commit to wearing on the regular is a daily SPF. Keep reading to find out why this should be your holy grail skincare product.
Why Wear Face Sunscreen Daily?
Wondering why you should consider wearing a face sunscreen daily? You’re at risk every single day, even when the UV is under 3. Also, news flash- the sun’s rays can penetrate windows! The most important reasons to wear an SPF 50 or SPF 30 sunscreen include:
1. Protect skin from UVB rays
We’re sure you’re across this, but the main reason people wear sunscreen is to prevent the real nasty Ultraviolet b (UVB) rays from damaging the skin. UVB is responsible for sunburn and damage to the DNA in skin cells, which can lead to skin cancer. Of course sunscreen is only one part of overall sun safety, but it is a compelling one.
2. Prevent fine lines and wrinkles
The sun is the single biggest cause of premature ageing! Wearing a sunscreen daily can help to prevent Ultraviolet A (UVA), the rays responsible for premature ageing like wrinkles, sunspots, fine lines and freckles, from developing.
3. Enable skincare to work harder
Did you know that sunscreens can actually help your current skincare to work better? Ultra Violette make some of the best sunscreen on the market that actually help several actives like vitamin c, retinol and acids to become more effective when combined.
4. Protect against blue light
Spending your day in front of the computer? Wearing an SPF is another way you can protect your skin from the harmful effects of blue light rays. It’s important to double check which kind of sunscreen you’re using however, as not all protect from these rays. Look out for formulas made using iron oxide.
When to add sunscreen to your routine?
Okay, so now you know you need to wear an SPF daily you might be wondering when to apply it? Here’s how you can slot it in easily.
The basis of all good skincare routines; clean skin. Begin with your preferred cleanser from a gentle milk cleanser, a foaming cleanser, or an oil-based one, make sure to wash your skin morning and evening before applying your skincare products.
If you’re using serum then apply this first and follow up with a moisturiser (skincare should be applies from the thinnest formula to the thickest).
Your last skincare step should always be your sunscreen. Make sure you’re wearing either an SPF 30 or SPF50+ sunscreen for optimal protection and re-apply throughout the day. If you’re wearing makeup, you can apply over the top of your skincare.
Ready to add sunscreen to your daily skin routine? Keep your skin looking and feeling healthy by adding this easy to use product into your regime today.
Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. Avoid prolonged high-risk sun exposure. Wear a hat, protective clothing and sunglasses when exposed to the sun. Re-apply frequently.