Why is sunscreen the ultimate essential in your skincare routine?

Sunscreen: A.M Moisturise UV Defense, SPF 60+

Even if you are not into skincare or do not care for a daily skincare routine, it is important that you are AT LEAST using sunscreen diligently. The use of sunscreen is not only an absolute necessity for women, but men and children alike – no matter your skin condition or skin colour. The use of sunscreen is not solely to look attractive or for a flawless skin complexion. The benefits of sunscreen go beyond beauty. 

How does sunscreen work?

Sunscreens contain ingredients such as titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, oxybenzone, avobenzone, homosalate, and octinoxate. 

These active ingredients help to protect against harmful ultraviolet rays by creating physical barriers between the skin and UV rays as well as reducing cellular damage from solar radiation. 

What are UV rays and why are they harmful?

UV lights are electromagnetic radiation from the sun classified as UVA and UVB.

UVA rays are what cause damage to skin cells, premature aging, fine lines, and wrinkling of the skin.

UVB lights are what cause sunburns, damaging the surface of your skin.

Both UVA rays and UVB light can lead to skin cancer.

What are the SPF ratings?

SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor. It reflects the degree of protection against UV rays. It is generally recommended to use SPF of at least 30. The higher the SPF, the greater the level of protection!

Sunscreen application

Contrary to popular belief, sunscreen is a vital component in your AM and PM routine, whether you are going out or staying indoors. 

Why do I have to apply sunscreen indoors?

UV rays and sunlight still penetrate through the window. Additionally, sunscreen gives you Blue Light Protection – blue light that penetrates from fluorescent & LED light, including our phones, laptops, and TVs. Blue light is equally as harmful as UV rays without proper care. Learn more about blue light here → instagram

While A.M Skincare offers A.M Moisturise UV Defense for facial sunscreen, do also look out for SPF protections on other essential products such as lip balm and body lotion! Refrain from using sunscreen sprays meant for the body on your face to avoid inhaling the chemicals.

Have you put on sunscreen yet, today? What are you waiting for? Your skin will thank you when you get older!