Summer Is Here, Should You Wear Sunscreen?

Here are 5 reasons why you need to wear your sunblock, and what you can do about it!!

We all love that warm summer glow, but when it comes to prematurely aging your skin, you will not regret having worn your sunscreen! Trust me, 20 years from now, when you look at your skin after daily sunscreen wear, you’ll see a big difference compared to your friends who sacrificed their skins health for a tan…

Wearing sunscreen  will prevent uncomfortable sun burns and unwanted tan lines, and it enhances the health of your skin! Look for a sunscreen with at least a minimum of SPF 30. Plus, most sunscreens have a shelf life of 2-3 years, so if you don’t use it all this year, you’re good for the next summer!

Embrace your paleness if that’s your skin type!! Your skin is the largest organ on your body, why not take the best care of it that you possibly can!

Enjoy the sun 365 days a year with your everyday protection

We may not notice it right now, but further down the road you will thank me for encouraging sun protection on your face 365 days a year!!!

Applying a facial moisturizer with a sunscreen in it, under your primer and makeup is the easiest and best way to save your skin, be healthy and look great for years to come!

Here’s a few AMAZING reasons to wear sunscreen

  • It slows down the look and development of wrinkles and premature aging!! (although that tan may look nice now, your skin won’t thank you for it later).
  •  The ozone layer and pollutants in the air make it harder for your body to help shield it from harmful rays! – Give it a little help…
  • Skin cancer!! If those words don’t alarm you, maybe this will… According to the Skin Cancer Foundation about 90% of nonmelanoma skin cancers are associated with exposure to Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun.  The scary reality is more people than ever are experiencing these horrible side effects from unprotected sun exposure.
  • It helps prevent brown sunspots and skin discoloration.
  • It helps prevent/reduce blotchiness, and the appearance of facial veins and broken blood vessels.

 

 

What about Vitamin D?

Most people can get their vitamin D requirements with normal daily outdoor activities anywhere from 5-30 minutes, twice a week.

So take note, staying in the sun for prolonged periods of time will not increase your vitamin D intake. In fact, by exposing the skin to harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation, you increase the risk of skin damage like sunspots, and skin cancers.

And for those who want to totally avoid the sun, or for those winter months, eating a healthy diet rich in vitamin D will help. Fish, eggs, dairy, and vitamin D supplements will all help you achieve your daily dose of Vitamin D.

Sunscreen for the WIN

Whether you use a cream or spray on sunscreen, both are great.

Ideally, you want to apply it at least 20-30 minutes before you go outside, and if you’re sweating or  in the water, you want to re-apply every 1-2 hours to be the safest.

Spray on sunscreens are amazing for active people who need to reapply often, plus it reaches all the little nooks and crannies.

It’s also great for those of us who don’t like lotion all over our hands!!

Bend Skincare

At Sparkle, we have a few options to help with your sun protection!

We have Bend Skincare, which is taken internally either by pill or liquid.

Bend helps improve the texture, firmness, and hydration of your skin. It also provides you with protection against damaging free radicals and provides antioxidants to your skin and body.

The average Bend user increases their bodies resistance to harmful UV radiation and reduces their risk of UV burns by 83%… WOW right!

Osmosis Skincare

We also carry Osmosis Protect, SPF 30. It’s a broad spectrum ultra sheer sunscreen that I use every day under my primer and makeup.

It provides light hydration as well as sun protection daily while maintaining your skin’s barrier health!

 

Why not give one of our options a try this summer, or any sun protection to keep your skin looking amazing for years to come!

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