If you think that sunscreen is just a necessary item if you are hitting the beach, think again! Wearing sunscreen on a daily basis can not only protect your skin from the sun, but it is one of the best-kept secrets for anti-aging. Want healthy, young-looking skin? Try sunscreen products that protect and hydrate at the same time.
There’s nothing better than feeling the warm summer rays on your face as you get outside in nature. Yet despite how wonderful those rays feel, it’s important to understand how exposure to the sun’s rays can damage your skin.
The sun’s rays are powerful enough to destroy DNA, which is what happens when solar radiation (energy emitted by the sun through electromagnetic waves) reaches your skin. The most damaging UV radiation comes in the forms of UVA and UVB radiation. Wearing a broad-spectrum sunscreen can prevent these harmful rays from damaging skin cells. Broad-spectrum means you're getting protection from both UVB rays (the ones that cause redness, sunburns, and skin cancer) and UVA rays (the ones that cause hyperpigmentation premature signs of aging, and play an indirect role in causing skin cancer).
Because the sun’s rays are so powerful, daily sunscreen use is an absolute necessity. Like eating a healthy breakfast, or taking a walk around the block to stay active–using sunscreen every day should be part of your daily routine. Believe it or not, damaging sun exposure does not just happen at the beach–it happens all the time, when walking to the subway, grabbing lunch with a friend, or through the window in your office. The sun’s rays can penetrate clouds, and glass, and bounces off snow, water, and sand. This is why it’s important to wear sunscreen every day, rain or shine. It’s an essential, healthy way to protect your skin during everyday life.
When your skin is exposed to UV rays, it can damage your skin’s underlying connective tissue, causing your skin to develop more wrinkles and lines. Believe it or not, sunscreen is one of the best anti-aging products on the market! Sun damage on the skin from UV rays can also raise your risk for skin cancer–one of the most common types of cancer in the United States. The benefits of daily sunscreen use include fewer fine lines and wrinkles and protecting your skin from sun damage that can cause cancer.
We often get asked, “Can I skip moisturizer and use sunscreen instead?” Although we would love to say yes, the answer to that question is no way. But the good news is that you can find amazing products, like doTERRA sun face + Body Mineral Sunscreen Lotion or doTERRA sun Body Mineral Sunscreen Spray that can both nourish and protect your skin at the same time. Packed with skin-loving ingredients like avocado oil, aloe vera, and vitamin E, our face and body lotion gives your skin hydration while delivering SPF 30 for broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection.
Most of us apply sunscreen incorrectly. Follow these basic tips to get the correct application that will protect your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays:
Use a sunscreen that's broad-spectrum and has an SPF of 30 or higherDermatologists recommend that you use sunscreen with a minimum of SPF 30. An SPF of 30 offers sunscreen protection of 97 percent UVB light.
Apply evenlyIf using a spray, spray in one spot for at least two seconds and rub in thoroughly. For sticks or creams, always apply two times to the exposed area.
Reapply every 80 minutes.Regardless of how well a sunscreen product is blocking the UV radiation, this protection eventually wears off after a few hours.
Apply daily!We can’t stress this enough. This is the most effective way to decrease early signs of aging and decrease the risk of skin cancer.
If you’re not convinced by now that daily sunscreen application should be part of your normal routine, check out these additional five reasons why you should wear sunscreen on a daily basis.
We are obsessed with pampering and taking great care of our skin. And with products like doTERRA sun Body Mineral Sunscreen and doTERRA sun Face + Body Mineral Sunscreen, taking care of your skin just became your next favorite thing to do.
With both skin protection and hydration packed into one product, you get the added benefits of UVA and UVB protection AND hydration that nourishes and moisturizes with minimal visible residue. Both products are packed with high-quality natural ingredients like avocado oil, aloe vera, and vitamin E, so your skin will get all the love it needs while also guarding against the sun’s rays. In this fast-paced environment, any time we can kill two birds with one stone, we’re all for it. Interested to try it out for yourself? Visit our website today to experience the amazing benefits that daily sunscreen and hydration can add to your anti-aging and healthy skin regime.