The Importance of Daily Sunscreen

As the sun begins to make an appearance in the UK, the question arises: should we wear sunscreen every day? The answer is yes. Regardless of the weather, daily sunscreen application is crucial for supporting your skin’s health, preventing damage, and slowing down premature ageing. Here is why SPF is important and why you should incorporate it into your daily routine.

Why Is Sunscreen Important?

SPF measures the strength of protection a sunscreen offers against UVB rays, which cause sunburns and can contribute to skin cancer. Broad-spectrum SPF on the other hand additionally protects against UVA rays. UVA rays penetrate deeper into the skin and cause premature ageing and skin cancer. 

A common misconception is that SPF is not needed on gloomy, grey days. This is an incorrect and dangerous mentality – 90% of UV light can penetrate through clouds. Did you know, UV rays penetrate through windows as well? It’s a scary thought but shows that protecting the skin even on days when we don’t leave the house is necessary. The importance of SPF really can’t be overstated.

How Often Should I Apply SPF?

It’s a question we get asked all the time at Skinstation. Many people tend to apply their SPF in the morning with no reapplication throughout the day. The sunscreen’s protection unfortunately wears off throughout the day due to factors such as sweating, swimming, and towel drying. Our Skinstation Experts recommend reapplying every 2 hours to ensure maximum protection for your skin. 

How Much SPF for My Face?

The two-finger method is a popular dermatologist-recommended application technique. Simply squeeze the product in two lines on your pointer and middle fingers. Assuming you are using sunscreen with SPF 30 or above, this should be just the right amount for r sufficient facial protection. However, we all have different-sized faces, and every sunscreen has a different consistency. So, make sure to apply enough product to cover all exposed areas of your face, neck and ears.

So, what are the best sunscreens for oily, sensitive, dry, combination and acne prone skin types? We have a wide range of dermatologist-recommended sunscreens at Skinstation for all skin types. You can shop our SPF range by clicking here, or take our Skin Quiz to see our product recommendations, tailored to your skin needs. 

Wearing sunscreen every day is a simple yet powerful step in protecting our skin from the harmful effects of UV radiation. Whether the skies are sunny or overcast, whether you’re surfing the waves or couch surfing, wearing SPF daily is an absolute must. By choosing a dermatologist-recommended sunscreen and applying it correctly, radiant, protected skin is guaranteed all year round. 

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