When should I wear sunscreen?
In short, everyday.
Sun protection is crucial in preventing premature aging as well as reducing your risk for skin cancer. Even though you may only be running errands or stepping out for lunch with a friend, the sun exposure is still occurring and piling up. A helpful hint to keep in mind, if you can see the sun, the sun can see you, and it is possible to get a burn on an overcast day. Many people think that you can just get a quick healthy tan, but there is no such thing. There is only a healthy level of Vitamin D synthesis which your body can achieve very quickly and in only that 10-15 minutes of sun exposure.
The most effective way to protect the skin is by using a daily moisturizer with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 25 or higher. Using one for the face is very important because it is almost always exposed to sunlight. Using a total body moisturizer with SPF is also important to protect your neck, arms, and legs from the sun.
If you are unsure what kind of sunscreen to use, call (804) 330-5501 to speak with or schedule an appointment today.