As the weather warms up and the sun shines a little brighter, a lot of us are just now sweeping the dust away from our sunscreens. When in reality, we should be wearing SPF all year round! In addition to this, sometimes those of us with a little extra melanin feel as though we don’t need SPF due to the protection that this melanin gives us. I, myself, am guilty of this.
However, SPF is kind and SPF is important. We all need it in our lives – no matter what our complexion is. Still not convinced? Let me break it down for you:
Okay no just kidding, but here’s why you should wear sunscreen:
1) It’s basically the Fountain of Youth
Well, not literally of course. However, SPF does have properties that prevent your skin (especially your face and neck) from premature aging. The Sun’s ultra harmful ultraviolet rays can contribute to discoloration of the skin and the appearance of lines, sagging, and wrinkles. But with SPF you’ll be able to say, “Wrinkles? I don’t know her”
2) It keeps your complexion in check
The Sun’s UV rays just won’t let us live! In this episode, they are back again and this time they are causing any minor dark spots to only become darker. With SPF, you can make sure that this doesn’t happen and that any brightening treatments or creams you may be using will be working to their full potential.
3) Cut your chances of skin cancer in half
Various types of skin cancer can be developed from the Sun’s UV rays; such as the fatal melanoma. But by wearing sunscreen daily, you can slice your chances in half AND get all the other benefits mentioned in this post.
4) Keep your skin youthfully smooth
To protect your skin’s proteins such as collagen, keratin, and elastin – which keep your skin smooth and plump – slather on that SPF. The Sun’s rays can strip away these proteins over time, causing your skin to look dull and dry.
5) And no, it does not always cause flashback
One major misconception that stops many of us from wearing sunscreen under our makeup is the idea that it always causes flashback – no matter what. Which I can tell you all right now, it does not. Last year when I found out the true benefits of wearing sunscreen, I was also worried about flashback so I did my research and found just what I was looking for!
- This sunscreen can be found in any drugstore or Ulta, meaning you can get all these benefits for less than $10! –
- This sunscreen is also broad spectrum which means that it protects you from both UVA and UVB rays, which each have their own harmful effects on your skin.
- It’s lightweight, fast absorbing, does not show up white on the skin!
- NO FLASHBACK!! (which I can guarantee from experience)
Now that you know why sunscreen is needed and which is best, be sure to stock up for not only Spring and Summer – but all year. Tell them I sent you!! Don’t actually do that, they (whoever they are) won’t know who I am and we’ll both look silly.
Let me know if this post changed your ideas on SPF and if you’ll be picking up some on your next drugstore or Ulta visit!! Don’t forget to follow my page and Instagram @royalmangos_ to stay updated on the latest!! And as always. . .