3 Reasons Why Sun Protection is Important for Your Skin

Post on October 20, 2015 | SOGO

We get it, you’re juggling between family and career and are constantly pressed for time, sometimes at the expense of your skin. However, stepping out of the house sans sun protection is a big no-no, as frequent exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation brings a bout of internal and external skin damages in the long run. Here are three reasons why you should never ignore sun protection when it comes to the largest organ of your body:

1. It keeps dark spots at bay
Sun spots, also known as dark spots, are one of the main signs of UV-induced ageing or photo-ageing as it is more recently referred to. Without sun protection, these darkened areas will creep up to skin’s surface and are more prone to appear on the cheeks as this area is the first to be exposed to UV rays compared to other areas of the face due to its large surface area.

2. It preserves an even overall skin tone
This has correlation to point #1, as the appearance of dark spots leads to patchy, uneven skin tone. Proper sun protection helps prevent dark spot formation and thus maintains an even, translucent overall skin tone.

3. It fends off skin cancer
If you don’t already know this, yes – excessive exposure to UV radiation is a major risk factor of skin cancer. Essentially, there are two types of ultraviolet rays that penetrate through Earth’s ozone layer – ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB). While UVB is the primary cause of skin reddening and sunburn, several studies have shown that UVA damages keratinocytes, a type of skin cell that is found in the basal layer of the epidermis, as UVA penetrates the skin more deeply than UVB. Sun lovers like Hugh Jackman, Brooke Shields and Michelle Monaghan are just some of the Hollywood A-listers affected by skin cancer.

Now that you know the importance of sun protection, check out these five formulas that you can try.

Tip: If you’re always on the go, look for moisturisers with SPF for two-in-one benefits or BB or CC creams as these offer makeup and skincare benefits with sun protection. Don’t forget to put on a pair of chic sunglasses too, as it helps safeguard the delicate skin around your eyes against the sun.
 
Clarins UV Plus HP BB Cream SPF 40 Clarins UV Plus HP BB Cream SPF 40, RM167.50 (50ml).

Buy it now. 
Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Day Cream SPF15, RM233.20 (50ml).

Purchase online.
Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream SPF30/PA++, RM132.
 
SK-II Auractivator CC Cream, RM290 (30g)
Laneige BB Cushion – Pore Control SPF50+ PA+++, RM159 (2 x 15g).
 

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