Wearing sunscreen every day is a must! However, if you skip on your sunscreen, you’re probably not getting the ultimate sun protection your skin needs from the sun’s harmful UV rays.
Sunscreen is an essential part of a daily skincare routine, and it’s imperative to wear it during the summer months when the sun is at its strongest. Let’s look at what is likely to happen when you skip on wearing sunscreen.
Collagen and Connective Tissues Get Damaged
One of the sunscreen’s essential things is to protect your skin’s collagen and connective tissues. These are what keep your skin looking firm, plump, and smooth. When exposed to UV rays without protection, these tissues can become damaged, leading to wrinkles, sagging skin, and a loss of elasticity.
You Become More Prone to Skin Cancer
Did you know that UV exposure is the leading cause of skin cancer? And the risk goes up significantly when you don’t wear sunscreen? People who regularly use sunscreen have a 24% lower risk of developing melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.
Sunscreen helps to protect against the harmful UVA and UVB rays that cause cancer. So, if you’re not wearing sunscreen, you’re putting yourself at a higher risk for skin cancer.
Dry and Leathery Skin
Your skin is more inclined to damage by the sun’s rays when you fail to wear sunscreen. It can lead to a loss of moisture, which can leave your skin feeling dry, tight, and leathery. Sun exposure can also cause your skin to become discolored or develop dark spots. Dry and leathery skin is uncomfortable, but it can also make you look older than you are.
As you can see, many things can happen to your skin when you skip sunscreen. So, be sure to add it to your daily skincare routine and make it a habit always to wear sunscreen when you’re going to be in the sun. Your skin will thank you for it!
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