Another summer is here and wearing a sun protection is a must!
But, many of you still wonder why is that a must or you simply forget to wear it.
Furthermore, if you want to protect your skin and keep it healthy, beautiful and moisturized than sunscreen is a must ’cause the sun is not very friendly to your skin.
Check out some facts and hopefully, they will convince you to wear sun protection regularly.
Things you didn’t know about sun protection:
1. Sunscreen is the best anti-aging cream
Sun is damaging your skin and making it older; it’s a fact.
So the best way to prevent wrinkles, brown spots and large pores is a good sunscreen.
All those anti-aging creams and serums are maybe good, but once wrinkles appear you can’t get rid of them completely.
Also, remember that you need to wear your sunscreen all year, not only during the summer if you want to prevent aging signs on your skin.
2. May help with acne and rosacea
Sunscreen reduces inflammation and free radicals which damage the cells.
So regular appliance of sunscreen can improve rosacea and can make that acne-prone skin look clearer.
3. Sunscreens have a long shelf life
Most beauty products expire within a year or two, but sunscreen can last up to three years.
If you are not sure when you bought it, just check the date on the bottom.
And, of course, if your SPF changed color or/and smell, it’s time to toss it.
4. Difference between physical and chemical SPF
Both formulations have their pros and cons and they work slightly differently.
Physical sunscreen contains mineral ingredients (like zinc) that sit on top of your skin to refract the sun’s rays.
On the other hand, chemical formulas contain organic compounds that are absorbed by the skin and react with UV rays, releasing them as just heat.
Furthermore, both formulas are effective, so it is a personal preference.
The best solution may be to use both so you can pick cons from both formulas and protect your skin from the inside and the outside.
5. Reapplying is equally important as applying
If you want a proper sun protection than you should follow up what the instructions on the bottle say.
And it says that you should reapply your sunscreen every two hours. Also, you should apply it even more often if you were in the water or you were sweating.
6. ”Waterproof”, ”Baby”and ”Sport” are just marketing terms
All of those terms are just there to increase products sale.
You will still need to reapply ”Sport” sunscreens after sweating.
And there is no such thing as a ”Waterproof” sunscreen.
And those “Baby” sunscreens may be just a little gentler for an infant’s skin, but they don’t protect more than regular sun protection.