HATS! An essential part of any skincare regimen
I don't care how amazing your daily skincare routine is, or how many ( very impressive) steps you take, if you are not protecting your skin from the sun it will have all been in vain.
Two simple bits of advice my mother gave me:
- Never leave the house without sunblock. everyday, period
- & Bring a hat!
Really, it boils down to this famous Benjamin Franklin quote "An ounce of prevention in worth a pound of cure". And he was right! If you just take a little bit of precaution, you can prevent the worst causes of premature skin ageing and damage, including skin cancer.
We recommend a physical sunblock, with zinc, at a minimum of spf 30. A physical sunblock is an actual layer between you and the sun. They are safe and very effective. Many CC and BB creams now have zinc in them as the active ingredient, so you get added benefit of one less product to apply to your face. A win-win!
Then to make absolutely sure you can last in the sun, and not shrivel like a CA Raisin... grab a hat! This will last you for years, and unlike sunblock you don't need to worry about re-applying it throughout the day to be effective. That makes it environmentally friendly, and the best bang for your buck!
But it's overcast outside, do I really need to use sun protection? YES, every day, all year long. Why? Because every time you are outside you exposed to skin damaging UV radiation.
Adding a physical sunblock to your morning routine is easy. And hey, hats are cute!
LUX+YOU Beauty Co. Editor