Wearing SPF Every Day
As much as we try, we cannot completely avoid the sun. Exposure to the sun has its benefits, such as the production of Vitamin D, that strengthens bones, helps in regulating normal blood pressure, helps fight depression, etc.
Although these benefits make it sound like sun exposure is a good thing, it’s not all good. Damage from sunlight is primarily caused by the UV rays of the sun, which are actually abundant in all seasons.
The Benefits Of Sunscreen
Sunscreen is the magic cloak that prevents sunburn, redness, and inflammation caused by continuous exposure to the sun. It protects the skin from the effects of UV radiation that damages the skin cells. It prevents the appearance of early signs of aging and wrinkling of the skin, especially around the face. Additionally, the chances of getting skin cancer are lowered by 40 to 50%. This is why skincare and skin treatments in New Zealand recommend sunscreen application.
Wearing SPF Indoors
We know it sounds strange, but it’s true that the use of SPF is as important in winter as it is in summer! Even on overcast days when the sun cannot be seen, the sun’s rays manage to reach the Earth.
In the same way, ultraviolet rays can reach indoors by penetrating through windows. So, if you are spending your day in a sun-lit room, it is more or less the same as spending it out in the sun. So yes, you do need to wear SPF while staying indoors as well.
Which SPF Is Best For Everyday Use?
Skincare in New Zealand focuses greatly on the use of SPF and professional guidelines typically recommend the use of sunscreens with an SPF of at least 20 or above, depending on the type of skin and pigmentation. However, you might need to apply sunscreen repeatedly throughout the day to maintain its effectiveness, especially after exposure to water, such as after swimming, etc.
To sum up, we can say that the use and application of sunscreen is an essential part of skincare in New Zealand. For healthy skin, you need to make sure that you never, ever, forget to wear sunscreen!