Importance of SPF all year round

Importance of SPF all year round

We have all heard how important it is to wear sunscreen for skin protection, but do you know the specific reasons why? Our skin works to protect us from harmful ultraviolet radiation, which is why we should use sunscreen to protect us from damaging UV rays. Even on days where the sun isnt shining, our skin is susceptible to the sun’s rays which can lead to skin cancer, pigmentation, and wrinkles over time.


It is so important to wear SPF on a daily basis for those of you that come for treatments in salon you will know how much I love the Helocare range as it provides high-level, broad-spectrum protection against UVA, UVB, Visible Light - including Blue Light from digital devices - and Infrared-A. With additional intelligent ingredients, Heliocare 360° goes beyond sunscreen to help boost overall skin health and prevent premature skin ageing from within. here are 5 main reasons it is so important to use SPF every day of the year.


Reduce the Risk of Sunburn

You can become sunburned from spending extended periods of time outside with no sunscreen, and also from using sunbeds. If you continuously get sunburn, it can lead to damage that can cause skin cancer, premature wrinkling, and many other skin issues. 


Prevent the Signs of Aging

Repeated sun exposure with little to no protection can cause damage to your elastin, collagen and skin cells. Over time, this can lead to premature signs of aging including discoloration, wrinkles, fine lines, and a leathery appearance. Premature aging, called photoaging, is common in those who spend time in the sun without sunscreen – especially in their 20s and 30s. Thankfully, these skin issues are preventable with daily sunscreen use.


Reduce Your Risk of Skin Cancer

Using sunscreen each day, even when it is cloudy, is one of the best ways to prevent skin cancer. I would recommend using a higher-level SPF such as SPF50. If you are spending prolonged time outdoors or will be in the water, you should reapply your sunscreen every two hours.


Prevent Pigmentation

It can be difficult to live with areas of skin pigmentation, especially when they appear later in life. These areas of pigmentation often develop on the face, head, hands, and arms, and can affect both men and women. The occur due to over production of melanin in some areas and are one of the hardest skin  concerns to address and it is essential to apply sunscreen periodically throughout your day can help prevent these spots from appearing on your skin. 


Reduce Inflammation

When our skin is exposed to UV rays it can cause painful redness and inflammation. This can be especially challenging for individuals with skin issues like psoriasis or rosacea. Wearing sunscreen each day helps to prevent inflammation from harmful rays.


Tips for Picking a SPF

Choosing a sunscreen product can be overwhelming with all of the different options available. One of the most important things to look for when choosing products is the level of SPF, keeping in mind an SPF of 30 or higher will ensure that your skin is fully protected, even on cloudy days. Remember to always reapply sunscreen after swimming or using a towel, and always choose a product with “broad spectrum” coverage. 


If your would like help picking the SPF for your skin please contact me id be happy to help or your can tale a look at the Heliocare 360 Range here