Summer may be winding down, but one of your summer habits should never end – wearing sunscreen. Beauties, you should be wearing sunscreen all year long. Anytime you step out that front door, you need to protect your skin and lips. Here are five reasons why.
- A recent scientific study found that “regular sunscreen use retards skin aging in healthy, middle-aged men and women.” Over a period of four and a half years, those who wore sunscreen daily aged 24 percent less than those who didn’t. 24%! That should be enough to get you to wear sunscreen every day, but if it’s not, there are more reasons.
- Being indoors doesn’t protect you if you’re near glass frequently. If you sit near a window at work, or even if you have a long commute in the car to and from work, that time your skin is exposed to the sunlight coming through the window counts. Esquire reports that people tend to age more on the side of their face that faces the sun in their car! Wearing sunscreen can help prevent that.
- When there’s snow outside, you get a double dose of UV ray exposure. The white snow reflects the sunlight so you get hit by the harmful rays as they are coming down and as they are bouncing back up.
- Skincancer.org says you have to watch out especially when you’re skiing. UV radiation exposure increases 4 to 5 percent with every 1,000 feet above sea level so when you’re climbing high on that ski lift, the higher you get, the more your skin is at risk.
- Many people forget their lips when it comes to sunscreen in both the summer and winter. Your lips are vulnerable to the sun’s rays, too. In the winter, choose a lip balm with an SPF so it won’t only prevent chapped lips, it will prevent overexposure to harmful UV rays.
The best way to make sure your face AND lips are protected year round from UV exposure is to choose a moisturizer and a lip balm that contains an SPF. I use Darphin moisturizer with SPF 50 in it as my daily moisturizer and Jing Ai VEGAN SPF 15 pomegranate lip balm to protect my lips. . What do you use to make sure your skin stays youthful and protected from the sun’s damaging rays?