Dermatologists around the world agree that using sunscreen every single day, whether you are in direct sunlight or not, is the key to healthy skin.
Getting broad-spectrum sun protection with SPF is of key importance for preventing sun damage and premature signs of aging, but it don’t have to stop there. The best sunscreen also comes packed with potent antioxidants to ramp up skin's defense against pollutants, plus soothing agents and other skin-replenishing ingredients.
These keep skin looking healthy and vibrant, which is why Ozone Signature Sun Protector is formulated to give skin what it needs to visibly improve in many ways.
Why You Should Always Wear Sunscreen, Even on Cloudy Days?
Up to 80 percent of the sun’s rays can pass through clouds, so if you assume it’s OK to let go of protection think again. Sunscreen is an important preventive health care habit that should be maintained all year, including the winter months.
Why Wear Sunscreen?
- Helps prevent skin cancers
The three most common types of skin cancer are basal cell skin cancer, squamous cell skin cancer and melanoma. UV radiation is the top risk factor causing these skin cancers. Consistent, adequate protection from the sun’s UV rays helps lower your risk, which is why it’s critical to apply sunscreen every day.
- Prevents premature aging.
UV radiation causes the premature breakdown of collagen and elastin in skin, resulting in fine lines and wrinkles. It also damages pigment-producing cells called melanocytes, resulting in the overproduction of melanin causing hyperpigmentation. The sun’s ultraviolet radiation is responsible for an estimated 90 percent of visible signs of aging.
- Reduces the risk of hyperpigmentation.
A common skin concern caused by sun exposure is hyperpigmentation.
It is when your skin is darkened in patches due to changes in the production of melanin, which gives skin its color. People with darker skin are naturally more susceptible to hyperpigmentation.
- Prevents inflammation of the skin
UV radiation damages the DNA of immune-protecting cells, leading to inflammation and free radical damage to skin and within the body. Immune suppression decreases our body’s ability for these cells to protect us from skin cancers and other illnesses. The immune system plays a vital role in maintaining the health of all the tissues of the body, so healthy skin is vital to overall health.
Remember, sunscreen should be applied every two – three hours, every day, regardless of whether you’ll be spending most of your time inside or out.