Reasons why you should keep using sunscreen even beyond summer

When we think of sunscreen (or sunblock), our minds often jump straight to sunny summer days filled with beach outings, pool parties, and lots of outdoor adventures. However, this is something we have to correct because protecting our skin from the sun’s harmful rays is not only a summer thing, but also an everyday precaution. As we shift to rainy days, the need for sunscreen remains crucial! My dermatologist even sternly reminds me to use it even when indoors.

Since some of you might find this hard to believe, here’s a short list to explain why adding sunscreen into our daily routine all year round is essential for maintaining healthy skin:

1. UV rays are present all year round

Contrary to popular belief, UV rays don’t hibernate during rainy days. While it’s true that UVB rays which are responsible for sunburn, are less intense this season, UVA rays which penetrate deeper into the skin and cause premature aging and skin cancer, remain constant throughout the year. Whatever the temperature, it’s present all year round!

2. Daily exposure adds up

Even on cloudy days or during short trips outside, your skin accumulates UV exposure over time. Daily activities like driving, walking your dog, or working near windows can contribute to significant UV damage. This consistent low-level exposure might not cause an immediate burn, but it can lead to long-term effects such as wrinkles, age spots, and a higher risk of skin cancer.

3. Keeps your skin looking youthful

Sunscreen should be part of your skincare routine, akin to moisturizing or cleansing. It not only helps prevent skin cancer by protecting against harmful UV rays but also keeps your skin looking youthful by preventing sun-induced aging. Incorporating a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 into your daily regimen can make a substantial difference in the health and appearance of your skin over time.

4. Sunscreens are easy to apply!

Whether you’re a lotion-loving person or you prefer quick spray bottles, there are brands like Sunplay which offer a wide range of products for sun protection. This Japanese sunscreen brand is renowned for its advanced sun care products that cater to long hours of outdoor activities. Sunplay’s innovative formula features Solarex-3 technology, providing a robust 3-in-1 defense system against UV damage, skin aging, and dryness.

Ideal for those on the move, the Sunplay Ultra Shield UV Body Mist SPF 130 offers easy and even application, making it perfect for reapplying sun protection during any outdoor activity. This convenient spray bottle ensures you stay protected whether you’re hiking, playing beach volleyball, or just enjoying a sunny day out.

For those who prefer a lotion, the Sunplay Ultra Shield SPF 130 Lotion is an excellent choice. It boasts the same high-performance protection and is enriched with skin-friendly ingredients like Aloe Vera and vitamin E to keep your skin hydrated and healthy. Its lightweight texture makes it perfect for daily use, providing maximum protection for your face and body.

5. A small cost to pay for long-term safety

Embracing sunscreen beyond the summer months is a crucial step in safeguarding your skin against the harmful effects of UV radiation. By making sunscreen a year-round habit, you can enjoy healthier, more youthful skin and reduce the risk of skin cancer. For reliable and effective sun protection, Sunplay has proven to be a trusted ally, ensuring you can confidently face the sun every day.

Remember, whether you’re chilling near the window sill or basking in the summer sun, Sunplay’s advanced sun care products are there to keep your skin protected. Find Sunplay at Watsons or online through the official Mentholatum stores on Lazada and Shopee.

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