Sun is the number one factor of skin ageing. It causes wrinkles, fine lines, pigmentation. Direct exposure of skin to UV rays may result in some serious damage along with skin diseases and in the worst cases even skin cancer. The basic skin care routine apart from all the supplementary treatments should always include a sunblock.
As far as Koreans are concerned, they are very peculiar about sun protection. Certainly, the entire Korean beauty industry can testify to that, from the compact cushion to sun sticks, to BB Creams with SPF benefits, various products are available for sun protection. All the treatments from essences, serums, sheet masks, all come to a zero when you don't apply sunscreens.
Here, we give you 4 sunscreen rules to live by!
Apply SPF and repeat!
If you apply sunscreen only once and don't reapply it after every 2-3 hours, it's not worth it. Sunscreen should be applied at least 30 minutes before sun exposure to let it absorb into the skin. Also, it's reapplication in every 2-3 hours is just as important to protect it from sun rays.
Go out or stay in, SPF is no exception!
That's the rule we live by. Whether you stay indoors or go out 'always wear sunscreen, every single day.' The lights, digital screens, that we are exposed to, emits rays that may damage skin and cause aging. Therefore, it is crucial to apply SPF even when you don't go out to protect it from visible light.
First skin care, then makeup! Whether you are going for a makeup look or no-makeup look, sunscreens have no exception. Ditching sunscreens when you are applying makeup can be damaging to your skin. Korean cushion compacts are perfect for sun protection when you have makeup on. Products such as Korean BB Creams come with SPF protection. However, we suggest you to still go that extra mile with sunscreen in addition to makeup products with sun protection.
Not so sunny days!
You might feel like ditching sunscreen when it is a cloudy day. UV rays are still present even when the sun is not visible and they won't spare your skin even on cloudy days.
Remember it's never too late to start using sunscreen. If you haven't started yet, start now. The moment you begin, you are one step closer to healthy skin. Happy sunny days!