Wearing sunblock is an absolute priority—all year long! Damage doesn’t only happen during the summer, especially if you live in a sunny location. I am always shocked when Facercise clients ask me if they still need to wear sunscreen after summer’s over. YES! It’s mandatory all day every day—train or shine!
Here are a few reasons why:
UV Rays are Killers
There are three different types of ultraviolet rays that the sun delivers. It’s important to understand the difference and protect against each.
Ultraviolet A (UVA)
UVA rays have a longer wavelength that affect the deeper layers of the skin and are strongly associated with skin aging. They can cause permanent damage in the form of hyperpigmentation, sun spots, fines lines, wrinkles, and worst of all, skin cancer. Once damaged, it’s difficult and sometimes even impossible to undo the damage.
Ultraviolet B (UVB)
UVB rays have shorter wavelengths and wield damage to the top layer of the dermis. They cause sunburns, skin cancer, aging. These potent rays also lower your body’s ability to fight illness.
Ultraviolet C (UVC)
UVC rays are not well-known, but they are the most dangerous as they come from the highest energy portion of the spectrum. While they do not reach the earth’s surface, damage can be caused when using a sun lamp, tanning bed or laser.
Whenever we go outside, we’re exposed to these dangerous UV rays, even when it’s cloudy or snowing. In fact, snow and ice reflect nearly 90 percent of these powerful rays. Use our Protective Sunblock SPF 30 even if you only plan to be outside to walk to and from your car. Apply to your face, neck, decolletage, hands—and anywhere else you don’t want to show signs of ages—at least 20 minutes before heading outside and re-apply throughout the day.
Protect Yourself in the Car
It’s important to protect yourself from UVA rays when you’re driving. These powerful rays can reach you even through tinted windows. Wear a hat and sunglasses, put your visor down, and consider using some of the currently trending driving gloves many influencers are using.
Build sunblock into your daily habits—along with your Facercise routine—and you will protect your skin and combat the signs of sun damage.