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3 Reasons You Should Be Wearing SPF Every Day

February 9, 2021

We all know how important it is to slip, slop, slap and wrap before heading outside on a sunny day, but did you know that many experts recommend wearing sunscreen every single day? This is because the sun emits harmful UV rays year-round. In fact, even on cloudy and overcast days, up to 80 per cent of the sun’s harmful UV rays can be absorbed by your skin.

Here are three reasons why you should incorporate SPF into your daily routine, no matter the weather.

1. Protect your skin from UV rays and sunburn

The depletion of the ozone layer means we have an increased risk of sun damage from harmful UV rays, especially in New Zealand. SPF contains zinc oxide and titanium oxide which create a barrier on the surface of your skin, scattering and reflecting ultraviolet light away from your body and greatly reducing the likelihood of sunburn.

2. Lower your risk of cancer

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in New Zealand – around 500 Kiwis die of skin cancer every year. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, regular daily use of an SPF 15 or higher sunscreen reduces the risk of developing melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer, by 50%.

3. SPF protects the skin from ageing

An estimated 90 per cent of skin ageing is caused by the sun. Photoaging (premature ageing of the skin caused by repeated exposure to UV) is characterised by a thick, leathery look and a breakdown of collagen which leads to lines, sagging and wrinkles. People who use a sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher daily show 24 per cent less skin ageing than those who do not use sunscreen daily.

Natural Skincare Protection

Your skin is an incredible organ, full of collagen, keratin, and elastin that work together to give it a natural strength and glow all on its own. When these essential nutrients are burned out of your body, your skin loses its ability to stretch, tighten, and radiate all on its own. When it loses its natural hydrating abilities, it starts to dry out and whither, creating the appearance of wrinkles. That’s why you want to consider incorporate sunscreen in your daily regimen, which starts with our all-natural physical sunscreen solution and prevent collagen loss through ActivLayr.

 

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