You’ve probably heard it a million times before but we’ll say it over and over again - sunscreen should be a crucial part of ANY skincare routine. Don’t get us wrong, we’ve got nothing against catching some rays, in fact, it undeniably improves how you feel, raises your Vitamin D and serotonin levels. But on the flip side, too much sunlight could lead to irreversible sun damage - so the trick is to find the balance and protect yourself by applying sunscreen.
We have all heard how important sunscreen is, but do you know exactly why?
Why is Sunscreen So Important?
- Lowers Risk of Skin Cancer
This one’s obvious and you probably already it, but it’s so important that it’s worth repeating. Sunscreen actually minimizes the penetration of UV rays into the skin that would’ve otherwise triggered of a variety of skin disorders. It’s been proven to be effective in reducing the risk of developing life-threatening skin cancers, especially melanoma.
- Helps Maintain Even Skin Tone
Many times the discoloration on your skin are actually sunspots as a result of sun exposure. It is highly unlikely that your face would be exposed to UV rays evenly throughout, which causes the uneven skin tone to arise. So rather than trying to cure the results of sunspots, it’s better to effectively prevent it with sunscreen to ensure that your skin tone is even.
- Helps Protect Against Visible Signs of Premature Aging
Don’t we all just want youthful, radiant, and healthy-looking skin? Overexposure to the sun’s UV rays is infamous for causing skin photoaging. But what does that mean? Photoaging basically means your skin would look leathery, prone to fine lines, laced with discolorations, and lose elasticity due to the breakdown of collagen.
How to Pick the Right Sunscreen That Goes With The Bettr You Set?
Don’t panic just yet, we know choosing sunscreen can be overwhelming with all the different options. Don’t give up and skip on sunscreen, because if you do your facial skin isn’t getting the full benefits from your Bettr routine, and that’s unacceptable. The good news is that Bettr’s formula plays well with most sunscreens.
- Look For SPF 30 or Higher
When looking for sunscreen, the most crucial element would be the SPF level. Keep in mind that your sunscreen should be of SPF 30 or higher to ensure your skin’s protected on cloudy days or even indoors.
- Go for Broad-Spectrum Protection
Broad-spectrum sunscreen is responsible for protecting the facial skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays preventing premature aging, sagging skin, and wrinkles.
- Get One That Suits Your Skin Type
Unfortunately, though Bettr has done the hard work and formulated skincare for all skin types, that’s not always the case. Experts suggest oil-free and non-comedogenic sunscreens for oily and combination skin types to avoid clogged pores. If you have dry or normal skin, dermatologists recommend picking a sunscreen with hydrating properties.
Ultimately, the best sunscreen is the one you would use. So find one that you like and stick with it.