Why is SPF so important?

26 March 2015

It’s the Skin Care product sworn by celebs including Sarah Jessica Parker – but do you realise just how important SPF is and how it can damage your skin if you skip it?

Whether you’re based in sunny Spain or drizzly Derby, the sun’s harmful rays can still cause damage to your skin, in the form of sunburn, premature ageing or even skin cancer. What’s more, you can even be affected by the sun on a cloudy day – making it even more essential to wear sunscreen all year round.

More worryingly, a recent survey found that although 94 per cent of respondents knew the damaging effects of not wearing sunscreen, only 12 per cent actually made a conscious effort to slap on the sunscreen daily.

It’s recommended to wear at least SPF 15 every day no matter what the weather. This helps to protect against UVA and UVB rays which can cause cancer, ageing and sunburn.

Don’t forget to adapt your sunscreen according to your skin type. Those with fair skin that burns easily should look out for higher SPF – and always buy formulas designed to protect against both UVA and UVB rays for maximum protection.

What SPF do you use to protect your skin? Send us a tweet with your skin protection tips.





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