Three Reasons to Wear Sunscreen All Year Long

Three Reasons to Wear Sunscreen All Year Long
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The days are getting shorter, and it’s almost time to say goodbye to summer. Do you only use sunscreen in the summer? If the answer is yes, you might want to rethink that choice! Summer is saying goodbye to warm weather, but that doesn’t mean you should say goodbye to your sunscreen. Wearing sunscreen during winter, fall, or spring is just as important as during the summer! Here are three reasons to wear sunscreen all year long:

  • Clouds don’t fully block the sun

We’ve all heard people say, “I don’t need sunscreen; it’s cloudy today.” You might think you don’t need sunscreen protection if you don’t see the sun, but that’s not true. According to The Skin Cancer Foundation, up to 80 percent of the sun's UV rays can pass through clouds, which means you can still experience some of the harmful effects of sun damage1. Remember: no matter the weather, use your sunscreen!

  • Reduce the risk of skin cancer

Skin cancer is more common than you may think. In fact, skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States and worldwide2. But don’t panic! You can start making simple changes in your daily routine to reduce your risk of skin damage and skin cancer. For example, start wearing sunscreen every day3. It’s important to be aware and use preventative measures and safe sun practices all year round. Sunscreen acts as a protection for your skin by absorbing and reflecting ultraviolet rays from the sun.

  • Stop the clock

Premature skin aging and photoaging are real, but there are a lot of things you can do to slow the aging process. Start right now and add sunscreen to your daily skin routine. According to The Skin Cancer Foundation, people who use sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher daily show 24 percent less skin aging than those who do not use sunscreen daily.4

The sun brings us life and light, but when it comes to skin, too much of a good thing can be damaging. äKwä® DayStar Shade™ SPF 40 Moisturizing Sunscreen combines sunscreen and other fortifying, nutrient-rich ingredients formulated to protect and replenish. Our light, creamy formula disperses easily and evenly to provide optimal protection without disrupting your makeup.

Plus, it is kind to your skin and the environment. It does not contain oxybenzone or octinoxate, which are ingredients known to harm our ocean reefs. DayStar Shade does not bully your skin into submission with harsh chemicals or compromise long-term skin health for a short-term effect.

Here’s the bottom line: regardless of the season, wearing sunscreen is always a good idea. It will keep your skin looking young and healthy longer.

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4Hughes MCB, Williams GM, Baker P, Green AC. Sunscreen and prevention of skin aging: a randomized trial. Ann Intern Med 2013; 158(11):781-790.