As the weather gets nicer and we spend more time outside, it’s never a better time to wear sunscreen than the summer months. There are many misconceptions surrounding sunscreen, with many of us not being informed that you should wear sunscreen year-round no matter your complexion. Without the right protection, we’re all at risk from different types of cancers and premature ageing.
This week, we explore the dangers of not wearing a suitable sunscreen, how sunscreens can prevent skin concerns when you should wear sunscreen and our recommended sunscreen products.
1. It Decreases the Risk of Deadly Cancers
Even in 2020, some people are unaware or don’t care about the effects that UVA and UVB rays have on our skin. Skin cancer is one of the most common types of cancer which can be easily protected against by using a suitable sunscreen product daily.
2. It Slows Down Premature Ageing of Your Skin
Overexposure from the sun without a skincare product can age your skin prematurely. This type of ageing is called photoaging and is noticeable from is thick and leathery appearance as well as discolouration and a breakdown of collagen – this all contributes to signs of ageing such as lines, sagging skin and wrinkles.
If you already suffer from any of the skin concerns from ageing, we also recommend using a good serum. Discover our collection of serums here.
3. It Helps Even Your Skin Tone
In addition to slowing down the signs of ageing, the regular application of sunscreen can help you maintain an even skin tone. Sunscreen fights skin concerns such as skin discolouration, hyperpigmentation and brown spots.
4. Sunscreen Is More Convenient Than Ever
Chemists created the first sunblock in 1936 and its constantly being improved upon. SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor and is standardised for all products. On top of this, there are many forms of sunscreen including sprays and creams with some products having UV protection baked-in. Today, you only need to reapply sunscreen every two hours and after swimming, if you’re having a particularly sun-heavy day.
5. It Protects Your Skin from Harmful UV Rays
Earth’s ozone layer provides us with partial protection from harmful UVB rays but it’s well-known that Earth’s ozone layer is depleting. As it exhausts its protection, the use of a strong sunscreen becomes imperative for protection from sunburn, heatstroke and other complications that can be caused by sun exposure.
Which Sunscreen is right for me?
As more of us become aware of the harmful effects of UV rays, more and more products are created making it confusing, but which one is right for you?
The recommendations from doctors range from getting an SPF product of at least 15 SPF or above 30 SPF. Our founder, Esther Fieldgrass, who has over two decades of experience within skincare recommends using a product with at least SPF 50+.
Omni by Esther Sunshine Block is a highly effective and photo-stable sunscreen which is crafted with a combination of clinically proven filters to protect the skin against the harmful effects of UV rays. Unlike most sunscreens, Omni by Esther Sunshine Block has a silky feel that simultaneously hydrates and soothes your skin whilst smoothing your complexion. This handy solution is available as a standalone product or as part of a travel set. You can also mix the clear tone with one of the other tonnes to create the perfect and personalised shade for yourself.
|Omni by Esther Sunshine Block SPF 50+ - 50 ml||Omni by Esther Travel Set|