Did you know that it is important to protect your skin with a broad spectrum sunscreen EVERY day of the year?
UV ray exposure is the #1 cause of premature aging of the skin. UVA & UVB rays cause damage to the skin and they can penetrate clouds up to 80%. By using a high quality broad spectrum sunscreen, you are protecting your skin against both UVA & UVB rays.
There is a myth among darker skin individuals that sunscreen is not needed because of their melanin content. While melanin is a protective mechanism our body produces to decrease damage to the skin, it is not 100% and damage is still occuring. I have seen fine lines, wrinkles and sun damaged skin in darker skin tones and there are many documented cases of skin cancers in people with darker skin tones as well.
So, if you are not using a sunscreen daily to protect your skin, you should start immediately…UV rays are damaging your skin every time you go unprotected & because it is a cumulative effect, the signs of aging won’t show up for several years from now so don’t think you’re off the hook because you look good now!