Sunscreen is among the most effective ways to protect the skin barrier alongside taking skincare supplements and wearing protective clothing for starters. Feel free to book a 30-minute in-person consultation with our in-house esthetician, Becca Kisyake, to get your questions and concerns addressed if you start noticing new changes to your skin. Book here.
We tend to think about sunscreen when it comes to holidays but sunscreen should not only be worn daily but also reapplied every 2 to 3 hours. Read on for reasons to wear sunscreen daily.
5 Reasons to Always Wear Sunscreen
- Lowers the chance of getting skin cancer
Using sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 30 multiple times each day drastically reduces the chances of developing skin cancer. Sunscreen is, in fact, one of the most ideal ways to prevent skin cancer.
- Protects the skin from UV rays
There are two types of UV rays namely UVA and UVB rays. Sunscreen with an SPF factor in it protects the skin from UVB rays while broad-spectrum (your best bet) protects the skin from both UVA and UVB rays.
- Prevents premature ageing
Sun exposure with no protection over time harms our skin cells, collagen, and elastin levels resulting in wrinkles and fine lines. Check out our blog on the connection between hormones and skin to understand the 6 critical life changes every female goes through and how it impacts the skin and know how to manage it better.
- Helps maintain an even skin tone
The sun causes hyperpigmentation which is the theme for 80% of the questions we get about skincare concerns. That’s why we were passionate about creating hyperpigmentation solutions in Kenya (click to know more about hyperpigmentation solutions in general).
- Reduces inflammation
Sunscreens containing aloe vera are especially great at having an immediate cooling and soothing effect on the skin with their anti-inflammatory and hydrating properties. Our NEW broad-spectrum SPF 50+ Aloe Invisible Sunscreen is lightweight and doesn’t leave a white cast making it perfect for daily use.
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