Sunscreen is a must in your skincare routine. It is one of the most important steps in your skincare routine. It should be applied last after your moisturiser. Using a sunscreen protects your skin against so much:
- Sunscreen protects your skin against harmful UV rays.
- Sunscreen helps delay premature aging.
- Being out in the sun can make your dark spots and pigmentation worse. Using a sunscreen will protect you against it.
- Using a sunscreen daily can help reduce your chances of developing skin cancer.
It is always recommended to use a sunscreen with a high SPF number. So, what does a SPF mean? SPF stands for sun protection factor. Now, what does this mean? A SPF number tells you how long you can stay in the sun without getting burned while wearing that particular brand of sunscreen, compared with how long you can stay in the sun before you burn without wearing that sunscreen. Simply put, if it takes 12 minutes for your skin to burn without sunscreen and you apply a sunscreen with an SPF 10, it will take 10 times longer to burn in the skin (120 minutes- 2 hours).
Apply a good dollop of sunscreen to your skin ( 1.25ml sunscreen for your face and 1.25ml for your neck!).
Remember to find the right type of sunscreen for your skin type. Look at the ones with no white cast. You can reapply it with a powder SPF. Must be re-applied throughout the day.