Hey friends! Welcome back to my blog! Today’s blog post is going to be on SKIN SIN #4, which is failing to wear SPF all year around. It is important to protect our skin from the sun yearly. Exposure to the sun’s harmful rays can lead to premature aging, sun spots, discoloration, fine lines/wrinkles, and a host of other unwanted skin conditions. Even though we are currently in quarantine and we aren't getting out much, I still wanted to share the importance of SPF when we are allowed back out.

Sometimes we mistaken and think that sun protection is only needed in the summer or warmer months but that is a myth

Everyone, and I mean everyone needs to protect their skin from the sun starting at just 6 months of age. Lol!

What does SPF stand for? Sun Protection Factor. It measures how long a sunscreen will protect you from the suns harmful rays at a time. For example: if something says SPF 50, then that product is claiming your protection from the sun for 50 minutes. After 50 minutes it is best to reapply for maximum protection. 

The sun contains two types of main rays: UVA and UVB. UVA Rays penetrate the deep layers of our skin and are the main cause of fine lines and wrinkles and even some types of skin cancer. They can also penetrate through glass - so that would mean through your windows in your house as well as the windows in a car. This is why it’s important to protect our skin at all times. UVB Rays damage the outer layers of the skin and can also contribute to premature aging and some skin cancers. UVB Rays are also what causes ‘sun burn’ which is the skin’s outer layer becoming damaged and harmed. 

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Thank you so very much for visiting my blog today!

Your Skin Therapist,

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