Sunscreen can prevent a myriad of health issues, such as painful sunburn and even skin cancer. But SPF is also the easiest beauty secret that’s not a secret. According to a 2013 study, regular sunscreen use has undeniable cosmetic value. It can significantly protect against photoaging, including wrinkles, spotting, and loss of elasticity caused by UV radiation.
But before anything else, allow us to say that youth and beauty aren’t mutually exclusive, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with aging. With sun protection, however, you also get to maintain long-term skin health, avoid critical UV damage, and even help the rest of your skincare routine stay effective.
So how can you use everyday sunscreen to prevent premature aging and wrinkles? We’ve got some tips.
Use sunscreen with star ingredients
Modern SPF doesn’t just shield from harsh sun rays. Many formulations today are infused with other nourishing ingredients for extra benefits. For instance, our Resting Beach Face SPF 30 Sunscreen Serum contains ingredients like hyaluronic acid — a game-changer in SPF. Its job is to replenish and lock in moisture, optimize hydration and visibly plump skin. Green tea is another ingredient that fights the signs of aging, as it contains polyphenols and catechins that fight DNA damage from UV rays and support skin health.
Apply SPF, every single day
From fine lines and wrinkles to dark spots and forehead wrinkles, being out in the sun unprotected is a sure-fire way to leave some damage. Lucky for us, sunscreen helps prevent, slow down and even reverse signs of aging. But for this to work, that means applying sunscreen every day, rain or shine! Protect your skin from the UV rays all year round regardless of season, even if the sun’s hiding that day. And don’t forget, you also need to reapply every two hours, or immediately after sweating or toweling.
Choose a broad spectrum SPF
It is important to select a sunscreen that protects against both UVA/UVB rays, as these cause different issues. UVB rays are responsible for giving you sunburn and contribute to the development of skin cancer, while UVA rays cause tanning, fine lines, and wrinkles. The good news? Pretty much all our sunscreens — Resting Beach Face SPF 30 Sunscreen Serum, Oh My Bod! SPF 50 Sunscreen Lotion, and Rose From Above SPF 35 Mineral Sunscreen Base protect you from UVA/UVB rays.
Make daily sunscreen a part of your lifestyle and keep your skin looking its best for years to come.