SPF is Not Only for the Beach
Spring is coming! Spring is coming! For many of us, our souls and skin will rejoice at this news. Winter does a number on the skin- dry air and harsh wind. But spring does not mean it is time to get lax with your skincare routine. It just means change! As we see more sun, the first thing we have to think about is SPF.
In fact, dermatologists say it is important to wear sunscreen all year round! Sun’s damaging rays can make us think that the sun is bad for us. But no, it is not. The sun’s rays are so important for bone strength, mood regulation, vitamin D and blood pressure. However, it can be damaging to our skin (even when it is cloudy UV radiation can come through), so while we must embrace the sun we must also be smart about it.
If you have not been wearing an SPF all winter, get started now, and consider it a part of your year-long regimen.
Here is why!
As we know, sun damage can cause skin cancer
1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer
Even when it is cloudy, your skin can soak up to 80% of the UV radiation
Sun can increase the signs of early aging.
The American Academy of Dermatology recommends using a broad-spectrum sunblock with an SPF of 30 or higher
The best sunscreen to use: the one you will apply multiple times a day.
Most people only apply 20-25% of the right amount of sunscreen
For young and healthy skin, make sunscreen part of your daily routine, winter, spring, summer and fall.