Importance of Sunscreen

With the summer months fast approaching, it more important than ever to protect your skin.

Whilst sunscreen use is often confined to occasions of prolonged sun exposure, it’s actually a product that is should be an integral part of your daily skin care regime.

It’s a common understanding that sunscreen acts to prevent sunburn and thus the development of skin cancers should you be at risk of sunburn.

However the benefits of daily sunscreen application extend beyond this conventional view.

So why should you use sunscreen every day?

 

1. It decreases your risk of developing deadly cancer.

 

Using sunscreen daily, even when it is cloudy or raining, dramatically decreases your risk of developing skin cancer that can be caused by the sun’s damaging rays.

 

2. It keeps you looking young.

 

The number-one cause of wrinkles and premature aging of the face is exposure to the UV rays of the sun. Dr Briggs recommends wearing sunscreen as one of the number one ways you can prevent and slow down the development of wrinkles and aging.

 

3. Sunscreen keeps your skin tone even.

 

In addition to slowing aging of the skin, sunscreen prevents facial brown spots and skin discolorations.

 

 

4. Sunscreen protects you from more than sunburn.

 

If you have ever had sunburn, you understand just how unpleasant red, burning skin can be. Heatstroke and heat exhaustion are two other extremely nasty health issues that can arise from extended sun exposure. Sunscreen, in combination with other precautions such as increased consumption of water, can help you avoid these issues, which can lead to nausea, muscle cramps and even brain damage if left untreated.

 

What sunscreen should I use?

 

With sunscreen being integrated into many of our everyday beauty products, it is more convenient than ever!
However, the SPF offered within our makeup and moisturisers often does not offer the broad spectrum protection that is needed. Dr Briggs therefore recommends using a sunscreen that ensures full protection as well as your everyday products.

While traditional sunscreens have a reputation for being thick and oily and not something you would want to use under your makeup, there are current formulas that make everyday application a breeze.

The sunscreen products we stock at Dr Briggs’ practice are the perfect way to integrate sun protection into your everyday life without disrupting your beauty regime. In a variety of different crème formulas as well as powder formulas, sunscreen can become an essential step that seamlessly fits into your routine.

A complementary skin analysis with our cosmetic nurse can determine what products will best suit you.

 

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