Skin care is a range of practices that support skin integrity, enhance its appearance, and relieve skin conditions. They can include nutrition, avoidance of excessive sun exposure, and appropriate use of emollients. Sunscreen is an active ingredient in creams and lotions intended to protect skin from the sun. If you’re not wearing sunscreen every day, it’s time to start. Here are the reasons why experts think you shouldn’t miss sunscreen in your daily skin care routine. Sun damage causes premature ageing and skin cancer. Sunscreen helps to prevent this to some extent with continuous usage. It also makes the rest of your skin care routine more effective. It will protect your skin from signs of photoaging like leathery skin, fine lines, discoloration, and the breakdown of collagen. It also helps maintain an even skin tone.
If you think you don’t need a sunscreen because you’re staying inside all day, or because you are too lazy to add another step to your skin care routine, know that sunscreen is not just another skin care step and that it is unavoidable even in winter. While the sun’s rays may not feel as warm or strong on your skin during the winter, their ultraviolet (UV) rays continue to break down your skin cells at a faster rate regardless of the season. Even though temperatures may be cooler, because of the tilt of the earth, we’re physically closer to the sun’s harmful UV rays. If the oiliness of the sunscreen or the white cast it gives, are the reasons you avoid it, then there are plenty of options available on the market, and these problems will go away when you find the right product. So start using sunscreens without a second thought. Make sure you have at least two finger lengths of sunscreen. This entails squeezing two strips of sunscreen from the tip to the base of the index and middle fingers. It should be enough to cover your entire face and neck.