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Protect Your Skin: Why Daily Sunscreen is Crucial!

Effective skin care involves more than just cleansing, toning, and moisturising. A crucial step that people often overlook is wearing sunscreen, also known as SPF. While it's important to use SPF during the summer when sun exposure is higher, it's equally important to make it a year-round practice. Life Pharmacy recognizes the significance of sun protection for the well-being and health of our customers.

What is SPF?

SPF or Sun Protection Factor is a measure of how well a sunscreen product protects the skin from harmful UV rays. The higher the SPF, the better the protection. There are two types of UV rays that can damage the skin, UVA and UVB, with the former causing premature aging and wrinkles, while the latter causing sunburn and skin cancer. It's essential to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen that protects against both types of UV rays.

Sun damage is a leading cause of skin damage, leading to skin cancer, premature aging, and skin discoloration. Wearing SPF daily helps to protect the skin from these harmful effects as even on cloudy days, up to 80% of UV rays can penetrate the skin.

The benefits of wearing SPF daily include preventing skin cancer, reducing the risk of premature aging, maintaining an even skin tone, and protecting against sunburn. 

 

The benefits of wearing SPF daily

1. Prevents skin cancer

The most important benefit of wearing SPF daily is the prevention of skin cancer. According to the Irish Cancer Society, skin cancer is the most common cancer in Ireland. Nine out of every 10 cases are caused by UV rays from the sun or sunbeds. However, wearing SPF daily can significantly reduce your risk of developing the disease.

2. Reduces the risk of premature aging

UV radiation can cause premature aging, including wrinkles, fine lines, and age spots. Wearing SPF daily can help prevent these signs of aging by protecting the skin from UV rays.

3. Helps maintain an even skin tone

Exposure to UV rays can cause skin discoloration, including dark spots and hyperpigmentation. Wearing SPF daily can help prevent these issues, helping you maintain an even skin tone.

4. Protects against sunburn

Sunburn can be painful and can cause long-term damage to the skin. Wearing SPF daily can also help prevent sunburn and protect your skin from damage.

 Incorporating SPF into Your Daily Routine:

At Life Pharmacy, keeping your skin healthy by using SPF daily is now easier than ever. We offer a wide range of SPF products, such as creams, lotions, and sprays, to cater to every skin type and personal preference. Shop our sunscreen selection here.

When choosing a sunscreen, it is essential to take into account your skin type, the degree of sun exposure, and the time of day. A minimum SPF of 30 is suggested for everyday use, and for prolonged periods in the sun, a higher SPF like SPF 50 may be required. It is also important to reapply sunscreen every two hours, particularly when swimming or sweating, to ensure adequate protection. If you are uncertain, our expert staff in-store can help you choose the right product for your needs and answer any questions you may have about sun protection.