6 Reasons Why You Need to Wear Sunscreen All Year Round

We all know about the importance of wearing sunscreen in summer and on holiday, but many of us are ditching the SPF come autumn.

When it comes to sunscreen, there’s no beauty product that comes close to its anti-ageing and anti-wrinkle properties, not to mention keeping your skin protected from harmful UV rays.

But if you’re guilty of skipping sunscreen in the autumn and winter, you’re  missing out on vital skin protection.

Here are 6 reason why you need to wear SPF all year-round:

1. Anti-ageing

Sun exposure is a skin concern year round. Crisp autumn mornings and bright winter days mean one thing = the sun is shining. Which means you need to wear your daily SPF to protect against harmful UV rays.

We all know prevention is better than cure, so wearing a high SPF every day will ensure your skin is protected, even in the winter. With long term use, wearing sunscreen is one of – if not THE – best way to prevent signs of ageing.

Fine lines, dark spots and wrinkles are all exacerbated by the sun, so incorporate SPF into your daily skincare routine and you’ll thank yourself twenty, thirty, and forty years down the line.

This is particularity important if you have fair skin and are susceptible to freckles. No factor is too high!

2. Prevents brown spots and skin discoloration

If, like many women, you suffer from dark spots and acne scarring, wearing a daily SPF will ensure they can eventually fade over time.

Remember – any kind of sun tan is skin damage so limit your time in the sun at all times. Unsurprisingly sun beds are a big no-no and can lead to premature age spots.

Even with the best beauty routine, it’s vital to protect your skin and prevention is always better than cure.

3. Preventing skin cancer

Perhaps the most important reason to wear a daily sunscreen is to ensure you don’t get a serious health condition such as skin cancer.

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the UK but it’s also one of the easiest to prevent. And you guessed it – with sunscreen.

Often, the sun we feel on our skin is much stronger than we imagine. Anyone who has burned on an overcast or cloudy day will understand.

Wearing a high SPF will ensure you’re constantly protected so you don’t have to worry about burning on a sunny October day.

4. There’s a sunscreen for everyone

Gone are the days of sun cream consisting of a block formula that’s sticky, hard to apply and leaves white streaks all over your face.

There’s an abundance of innovative sunscreens that cater to the modern woman. Think invisible, moisturising creams that glide onto the skin. Whatever your skin type – oily, dry, combination – there’s a perfect formula for you.

Find your perfect sunscreen right here at BrandAlley!

5. Helps makeup glide on the skin

Following the advice above, with the right SPF, your makeup can look even better!

A touch of sunscreen with a hint of light makeup makes the perfect glowy skin.

Plus, over time, as mentioned,  protecting your skin can prevent fine lines, discolouration and acne scars so your makeup will look more flawless in the long run.

6. SPF in makeup isn’t enough!

“But my foundation has SPF 15 in it?!” Well this may be true, but this isn’t enough to properly protect your skin.

The low levels of sunscreen found in makeup, such as base products and concealers, contain a very low amount of SPF which actually does little help and certainly won’t protect you on a hot day in the sun!

Throughout the day, makeup comes off and foundation can wear away. Cover yourself (and your skin) with a proper sunscreen for maximum protection.

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Words: Sherri Andrew