Sunscreen: a summer staple for beach days and vacations, right? Wrong! While sun protection is crucial during extended outdoor activities, wearing sunscreen every day is an essential habit for healthy skin, regardless of the season.

Here’s why daily sunscreen use is a game-changer:

  • Sun Safety All Year Round:  The sun emits ultraviolet (UV) rays that can damage your skin year-round, even on cloudy days. Daily sunscreen application shields you from these invisible rays, preventing sunburn and premature aging.
  • Reduced Skin Cancer Risk:  Skin cancer is a serious concern, and UV exposure is a major contributing factor. Sunscreen acts as a defense mechanism, significantly lowering your risk of developing various skin cancers.
  • Younger-Looking Skin:  Sun damage breaks down collagen and elastin, the building blocks of youthful skin. Consistent sunscreen use helps prevent wrinkles, fine lines, and uneven skin tone, keeping your complexion glowing for longer.
  • Shields Sensitive Skin:  Conditions like rosacea and eczema can worsen with sun exposure. Sunscreen provides a protective barrier, minimizing flare-ups and keeping your skin calm.

Making sunscreen a daily habit is as simple as incorporating it into your morning routine. Dr. Monique S. Cohn, DO FAOCD recommends Neutrogena Sheer mineral face sunscreen lotion which provides superior protection from harmful UV rays with naturally sourced 100% zinc oxide active ingredients. Specially formulated for facial skin, it’s oil-free and non-comedogenic.

Remember, sun protection is an investment in your skin’s health. By making sunscreen your daily companion, you’re safeguarding yourself from harmful UV rays and ensuring your skin stays healthy and radiant for years to come.

If you’re unsure about what kind of daily sunscreen is best for your skin or to discuss all things skincare, schedule an appointment online at Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery Center or by calling 330-425-7600.