For many people, the only time they think about sun protection is when they’re exposed to the sun for long periods of time. However, sun exposure adds up, and it’s important you protect your skin every day. Sun exposure in small amounts comes with its own benefits, such as vitamin D, but with the use of daily sunscreen application, protecting your skin from the harmful effects from the sun is possible. To learn more about why you should wear sunscreen every day, keep reading.
Sunscreen protects against skin cancer.
Sunscreen protects you from UV radiation from the sun. There are two types of UV radiation that affect your skin: UVA and UVB rays. When UV rays penetrate your skin, they damage its DNA and the cells in your dermis have to work in overdrive to produce melanin in the epidermis (top layer of the skin). When this happens, it increases the risk of various types of skin cancers such as melanoma and or carcinoma cancers.
Sunscreen prevents premature aging.
When your skin is exposed to UV rays, it damages your skin leading to premature aging. Your skin is composed of three layers: the epidermis, dermis and the subcutaneous layer. The dermis is the layer that contains collagen, elastin and other fibers that support your skin’s structure, health and youthful appearance. When this layer is damaged, it causes you to age prematurely.
Sunscreen maintains healthy skin complexion.
As noted above, UV rays damages the layer of the skin that contains the collagen and elastin that contributes to smooth and youthful skin. By applying SPF multiple times daily, you can ensure you’re maintaining a healthy complexion and glow.
Sunscreen prevents sunburns.
A sunburn occurs as an inflammatory response to UV damage to the skin on the epidermis. There are two types of sunscreen that can protect you from this damage: chemical sunscreen and physical sunscreen. Chemical sunscreens absorb the UV rays in an effort to prevent penetration into the skin. Physical sunscreens reflect the UV rays off the skin. Regardless of which type of sunscreen you choose, we recommend a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. To explore our favorite sunscreen products, click here. Repeated sunburns will lead to increased risk of certain types of skin cancers and premature aging.
When it comes to protection from the sun, we recommend applying SPF multiple times daily, covering up, seeking shade and avoiding tanning beds. If you currently suffer from sun damage and/or hyperpigmentation, schedule a skincare consultation with one of our talented estheticians at Deux Rosé Beauty Refinery to determine which treatments and/or products are best for you. To book, contact our front desk at 702-683-2831 or click here to book online.