National Sunscreen Day - How To Stay Safe And Ageless

National Sunscreen Day - How To Stay Safe And Ageless

3 (very important) reasons to use sunscreen daily

Protecting your skin from the sun is the number one thing you can do to keep it looking and feeling healthy. You can use as many MCoBeauty skincare products as you like but if you’re not using sunscreen daily, you’re not doing your skin any favours. To celebrate National Sunscreen Day (May 27), we’re sharing three ways that using SPF benefits your skin – if you still need convincing!

1. May help prevent skin cancers
There are three main kinds of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), and melanoma, which is known to be the most dangerous form. To help reduce your likelihood of developing skin cancer, applying sunscreen is one way to protect your skin. Other preventative measures include wearing sun-protective clothing (plus a hat and sunnies) and seeking shade whenever possible.
For your SPF to be most effective, apply a generous amount of it 20 minutes before going outside. You should also follow the directions carefully, as they specify how often to re- apply. We love using our Super Glow Invisible Face Serum SPF 50 in the morning and then topping up with our Super Glow Invisible Face Mist SPF 50+ throughout the day.

2. May help reduce visible signs of ageing
Exposure to the sun’s rays is linked to visible skin concerns, fast-tracking the signs of ageing. UV damage is accumulative and doesn’t appear instantly. Your skin may look good now, but damage from sun exposure could pop up months or even years later. UVA and UVB rays both have harmful effects but reach different layers of the skin. UVA rays penetrate deeply into your dermis layer, negatively impacting the collagen and elastin in your skin. UVB rays (associated with sunburn) can impact the epidermal layers of your skin, as well as potentially causing irreversible DNA damage. Both kinds of UV exposure can speed up the development of noticeable fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tone, dullness, and loss of elasticity. So, if you want to keep your skin looking beautiful and healthy (of course you do), wearing broad-spectrum sunscreen on your face and body daily is a must.


3. May help protect your skin from photosensitivity
Some active ingredients in your skincare routine can make your skin more sensitive to the sun. Retinol and most alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) are known to be photosensitising, so if you use any products with these ingredients, you must be extra diligent with applying sunscreen. Vitamin C isn’t photosensitising; however, UV exposure can degrade the effectiveness of this antioxidative ingredient. When you use a Vitamin C-infused product during the day, wear sunscreen to make sure you’re getting the most out of it.