The beach and the pool area seem to be the only places where people use sunscreen, even if we are exposed to the sun everyday.
What most people don’t realize is that applying sunscreen should be a daily habit, wherever you are, even if you're in the city. Your skin may look fine to you now, but the effects of sun damage may come back to haunt you later. The good news is there’s still time for you to avert any sun damage and premature skin aging by adopting a better skincare regimen, which is why you should start using sunscreen daily. These are the reasons why:
Ultraviolet A is not your friend.
UVA rays penetrate deep into the skin, causing sun spots and red veins to appear. They also accelerate the development of wrinkles and lead to premature skin aging.
Ultraviolet B is also not your friend.
UVB rays harm the skin in the form of sunburn. The more you expose yourself to them, the higher the risk is of getting skin cancer later on.
Sun damage happens to everyone, regardless of your skin tone.
While fair skin is more susceptible to sun damage because it has less melanin content than darker skin, having the latter doesn't guarantee a free pass. The sun doesn't discriminate when it comes to these things.
Alternatives to heavy beach sunscreens are available.
Worried about having awkward white streaks on your face from applying sunscreen? You can always pick a variant that’s transparent on the skin, non-sticky, and doesn’t smell like lotion.
Sunscreens can double as face creams.
Transparent sunscreen variants are very convenient to wear, especially underneath your makeup. Pick a variant that is formulated with vitamin B3, a key ingredient that helps revive the skin’s healthy pigmentation.
Pond’s Daily Whitening Face Sunscreen with SPF 50 PA+++ is a lightweight alternative to beach sunscreens. Not only does it provide broad-spectrum protection from UVA and UVB rays, it also has vitamin B3 to repair sun-related skin damage from the inside, lightening sun spots and restoring your skin’s elasticity for healthy, brighter skin.