When we think of our daily skin care routine, we think of the basics: washing, exfoliating, moisturizing. However, keeping your skin clean is only half the job. We encounter the sun every day, but most of us don’t protect our skin as consistently as we should. If you’re concerned about your complexion, the most valuable anti-aging tool you have is sunblock. A daily sunscreen can keep your skin smooth and supple for years to come.
The risks of UV radiation
We associate suntanning with good health and relaxation, but UV radiation does more than add pigment to your skin. The sun is constantly giving off two types of ultraviolet radiation: UVA rays and UVB rays.
UVB rays are the ones that people warn you about. They’re responsible for the majority of sun damage, including sunburns and skin cancer. Luckily, only 5% of the sun’s radiation consists of UVB rays, which leaves UVA rays to make up the rest.
UVA rays are less powerful, but they still harm your skin cells. Over time, this adds up, which can lead to some forms of skin cancer, premature aging, and various blemishes. 80% of visible aging is caused by sun damage over time. While other factors can accelerate aging, the sun does most of the work.
Most sun damage is daily damage
You encounter UV radiation constantly, including when you sit by the window, drive to work, and step outside to get the mail. It’s easier to prevent sun damage than it is to reverse it, which is why you should look into daily-wear sunscreens.
Daily-wear sunscreen is designed to look and feel natural, so you’ll be more inclined to wear it every day. Many facial sunscreens are also makeup-friendly, which means they’ll offer protection without ruining your look.
Building your skin care plan
Every person is different, which is why your daily sunscreen needs to be tailored to your lifestyle. Before investing in a facial sunscreen or skincare plan, consult with a specialist to make sure you’re buying something that you’ll actually use.
DERMABARE offers a wide selection of sunscreens by EltaMD SkinCare, including:
- UV Daily, tinted and untinted
- UV Clear, tinted and untinted
- UV Elements
We also provide other products to keep your skin clean and healthy, such as facial cleansers and moisturizers. Our team of experts can determine your skin type and help you build a plan that works for you.
To learn more and to schedule a consultation, call us at 949-545-6600, or request an appointment online.