Your skin benefits from wearing sunscreen! Everything you need to know
You may not realise but wearing an SPF (Sun Protection Factor) rated sunscreen should be an all-year-round skincare routine. At any season, no matter if it’s hot or cold, or if you live in a busy town or by the sea, your skin needs to be shielded from the damaging UV light of the sun – and this is what good sunscreen brings to the table. In fact, not only protecting and reflecting the harsh rays of the sun but prevent your skin and its deeper layers from premature ageing, many types of skin cancers and more. We have listed some of the many benefits of wearing sunscreen, so have a read and see if it sounds like the product for you!
The key benefits of wearing sunscreen are to protect your skin against sun damage. It is very important that your skin is not absorbing too much of the harmful UV light, it causes many problems in your skin such as sunspots, hyperpigmentation, skin laxity, premature appearance of wrinkles and lines, and unfortunately, many types of skin cancers which in worst cases – can be life-threatening. Quite regularly, at our Azthetics clinic in Bristol, we are undergoing sun damage skin treatments for our patients who have got concerns about the complexion of their skin. We typically use a form of IPL laser treatment that improves the appearance of sun-damaged skin, and always advise them to continue their skincare with good sun protection. Please feel free to read about our sunspots and hyperpigmentation treatment to find out more.
1. Your skin complexion stays even
Sun damage can cause an uneven complexion and skin texture on your face, neck and décolleté. A good quality, medical SPF (at least factor 30), will help to keep your skin tone even and healthy.
2. Sunscreen reduces skin photoaging
Regular use of sunscreen will help to protect your skin from photoaging. Photoaging is defined as damage to skin cells secondary to UV radiation which can be evidenced by sunspots, lines, wrinkles, loss of elasticity and sagging skin. These are all the side effects of overexposure to the sun ultraviolet radiation and may not be reversible. At our clinic, we have a number of rejuvenating treatments that will help to improve the photoaging process, nevertheless, if you regularly apply sunscreen your skin is likely to stay youthful for longer.
3. Protects your skin and enhances its beauty
Your skin is built of essential proteins like keratin, collagen and elastin that play an essential role in maintaining the surface structure of your skin. If you use sunblock for your skin, all of these elements are protected, keeping your skin smooth, youthful and healthy for longer.
4. Prevents skin cancer
The most important reason to wear sunscreen is to prevent your skin from a range of associated skin cancers, particularly melanoma, which if not detected on time, can be life-threatening. Studies showed that consistent daily use of SPF 15 sunscreen, decreases the risk of developing melanoma by about 50%. As a result, you can really prevent your skin not only from premature ageing but a dangerous illness that may affect your entire body.
Wearing sunscreen should be included in your morning skincare routine, no matter your gender, age or skin tone. You are exposed to UV radiation at any time you are outdoors, even on cloudy days as UV light penetrates through the clouds.
Our skin doctors at Azthetics clinic can help you to examine your skin, and check if your skin is damaged due to sun exposure. We can also prescribe sun protection products that can perfectly fit into your skincare routine, as well as being tailored to your skin type.
You can also get advice and recommendation on your skin repair treatment plan, from deep hydrating medifacials to more advanced treatments like sunspots and hyperpigmentation treatment.
Maintaining your skin health and protection from UV radiation will have a long-lasting and effective impact on your skin and appearance. Please contact us if you would like to discuss your skin concerns with us. Thought the means of a free skin consultation, we can help you to get to know your skin better, and work on any skin concerns that you may have.
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