Kimberly Beauty Blog
Sunscreen - It's a Bright Idea
If you were told about a new miracle product that has been proven time and time again to keep your skin looking up to 24% more youthful than if you didn't use this product? Would you scoff and say that kind of product couldn't possibly exist?
We're happy to report that you would be wrong! In fact, this miracle anti-aging product is something that you probably already have handy. Do you have a guess? If you said "sunscreen," you are correct!
Sun damage, also called photo damage, is the numero uno culprit of aging skin indicators like sagging, wrinkles, dark spots, hyperpigmentation, and more. The sun's rays break down your skin's collagen and elastin production which causes a majority of the topical concerns with your facial skin, and hyperpigmentation effects can exist below your surface layers and not show up until years later. ...and we haven't even started talking about skin cancer!
Using sunscreen or other products with a good sun protection factor (SPF) is easily the best way to keep your skin beautiful and youthful for as long as possible. There are 365 days in a year (365.25 if you're being picky), and each of those days, no matter the weather, your skin is exposed to damaging UV rays. This means you should wear sunscreen every single day - even when it's cloudy or pouring down rain!
We recommend using a sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher and reapplying every few hours or after sweating or swimming. Non-sunscreen products with SPF are always a great boost, too - look for lip balms, makeup, and more with SPF indications for extra protection. For example, Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics are often formulated with titanium dioxide which is a mineral that acts as a natural sunscreen.
It's extremely easy to add a little SPF to your life!