As Board Certified Dermatologists we recommend that you were sunscreen every day not just when out in the sun and fun at the beach. Some of the reasons include:
It is necessary that everyone practice safe skin habits and this starts by applying sunscreen every day. No matter your skin type, age, gender, or ethnicity, it is important to protect your skin from the damaging ultraviolet rays. UVA and UVB rays can penetrate clouds, windows and even clothes and cause sun damage such as freckling, burns, and skin cancer. It is thought that 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer and the rates are likely higher in the sun belt states like Florida.
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While the glow that tanning gives may make you look and feel great now, it will prematurely age the skin leading to wrinkles, sagging and age spots. Applying sunscreen liberally everyday and avoiding the peak hours of the sun counteracts the negative effects of the UV rays on the skin and leads to noticeably smoother and healthier skin.
DAY-TO-DAY SKIN HEALTH
Sunburn can cause redness, itchiness, pain, irritability and peeling; all of which can distress your skin both in the present and future. A little sunscreen will go a long way to preserving your skin and giving you beautiful day-to-day skin.
Applying sunscreen as a base layer can smooth and prime your skin for makeup application. In addition to helping keep your skin healthy, it can work in conjunction with your makeup to help create a flawless, makeup artist applied look.
INCREASE EFFICACY OF OTHER TREATMENTS
Hydrafacials, microneedling, lasers and other treatments are wonderful ways to maintain the health of your skin, however they are much more effective when the skin is healthy and without UV damage. Most treatments make your skin more sensitive to the sun so it is important to apply sunscreen after your procedure.
To get more bang for your buck and return on your treatments, be sure protect your skin at all times!