Like most people, I only wore sunscreen in the summer. Sunscreen was not part of my ordinary skin care regime. To be honest, It was not uncommon for me to view sunscreen, as an afterthought. I began to realise too, that the sun is present even if I can’t always see it. This is when I knew that I had to incorporate sunscreen into my ordinary skin care routine. Now, I always wear sunscreen from 9am onwards, as you can never be too careful. Remember, wearing sunscreen ultimately, protects your skin.
After conducting research, I am so glad that I changed my thought process. When you consider that research indicates that, upwards of 75% of the radiation – such as UV rays have the ability to go through the clouds. That alone has given me cause for reflection. When I put everything into perspective, by applying sunscreen every day, I changed my ordinary skin care routine.
Sunglasses are all right, but they only protect your eyes. So I feel that it is vital to apply sunscreen to your skin. I always ensure that I pay special attention to the top of your nose (there is nothing worse than peeling).
Also, it is widely believed that wearing sunscreen can delay the visible signs of ageing (whoop whoop)! So essentially I see sunscreen as a proactive measure in terms of my skin health. It’s incredible that a lot of us forget to put sunscreen on our hands and neck. These regions are often the first to show visible evidence of ageing.
I live in an area which is above sea level, so I am aware that exposure to UV light can increase by 4-5% with every 900 – 1000 feet. This is mostly because the UV radiation is passing through less matter. So I will often wear a cap, sunscreen (factor 50) and sunglasses whilst outside, at high altitudes.
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