With the shivering cold winter months upon us, we would like to think that we are not exposed to sun and rays. Well, newsflash – aging causing UV rays are actually the same strength all year round, even on rainy days.
The sun’s dangerous UV rays not only leads to premature aging but to some cancers of the skin. When clients ask what the best anti aging product is, my answer is simple. It’s sunscreen. Period. Daily sunscreen use is a great way of slowing or preventing premature aging and most importantly, in possible prevention of skin cancers. So who should be using sunscreen?
Basically, everyone. But don’t be fooled by selling gimmicks. No sunscreen can fully protect your skin from UV rays. Let’s look at it in terms of percentages: SPF of 30 protects 97%, SPF 50 protects 98%, and SPF 15 protects 93%. As you see, there’s only one percent difference, so there’s no need to spend extra on sunscreen that claims 100% protection.
Working indoors? Even those working inside are exposed, as UVA can still penetrate through windows. Sunscreen should be applied on the skin 30 minutes before sun exposure, and don’t forget to reapply. To find out more about sun protection , visit our Microneedling and Anti Aging Center in NYC and we’ll customize the best skincare for you!