The critical necessity of integrating sunscreen into your skincare routine has been made widely known on social media, particularly Instagram and Tiktok. No of your age or skin tone, sunscreen should always be a necessary component of your daily routine, even if you don’t have a complex 10-step regimen. Older people and children in your life should also frequently use it. Given that we live in the Middle East and that our skin is susceptible to serious damage from the blazing summer heat, this is even more important to us.
Here are five compelling arguments against skipping sunscreen:
Defending against damaging UV rays
Sunscreens’ primary objective is to shield your skin from UV radiation, which can damage skin, burn, and raise your chance of developing skin cancer. Although Vitamin D is crucial, excessive UV exposure can also hasten the ageing process and result in wrinkles and sunspots. All of the above are helped by sunscreen.
Keeps skin healthy and fresh
Depending on the skin profile, our skin during the summer might be overly oily or dry and brittle. However, applying sunscreen after applying a layer of moisturiser will make our skin look young and healthy.
Keeps skin cancer at bay
One of the most prevalent types of cancer is skin cancer, which can be brought on by prolonged UV exposure. It’s common for sunburnt skin to go undetected until you wake up with peeling, irritated skin. Exposure over time might harm your skin permanently. Regular use of sunscreen can lower the risk of getting skin cancer. Sunscreen is necessary to keep the immune system of your skin strong.
Minimizes hyperpigmentation and lightens spots
Hyperpigmentation, which is the darkening of the skin in specific regions, can be brought on by UV radiation exposure. Sunscreens can improve the overall evenness of your skin tone by minimising uneven or discoloured skin.
Reduces the risk of early ageing
The UV rays from the sun can hasten the ageing process and result in wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin. Regular sunscreen usage slows the development of free radicals, which damage and age skin and contribute to premature ageing.