Should I Be Wearing Sunscreen Daily?
The short version is ABSOLUTELY!! Unless of course you enjoy the physical signs of aging...
Sun damage is the leading cause of extrinsic aging, which is aging that happens due to external forces not genetics. Sun damage is also one of the primary reasons for collagen degeneration, leading to fine lines and wrinkles, and uneven skin tone. On a more serious note, sun damage can also lead to skin cancer, even the potentially deadly melanoma.
The best was to treat sun damage is to prevent it from happening in the first place. The best way to do this is to stay out of the sun and use protective clothing. Unfortunately, in places like Scottsdale, Arizona it is almost impossible to avoid sun exposure completely, which is why the daily use of spf is so important. It will give your skin added defense in addition to other sun prevention measures.
Using a broad spectrum spf of 25 or higher will provide the best protection. If you do not like the feel of sunscreen, just know that many modern sunscreens are elegantly formulated. Many of these creams have added hydration, antioxidants, and even micro sponges that can make the product feel good of the skin.
Remember to also layer spf under makeup. Usually the spf found in makeup is not enough. Chemical blocks utilizing ingredients like avobenzone will not alter the hue of some foundations like some physical protectants.
There is no excuse to not protect yourself from the damaging effects of the sun!! You will be doing your skin a great favor by incorporating a daily spf application into your regimen. Just remember to reapply after 80 min!
My favorite sunscreens
Jan Marini Antioxidant SPF
PCA Skin Sheer Tint SPF