Normalizing Sunscreen – How to Make Applying Sunscreen a Daily Habit
Pool days, beachside vacations, and tropical getaways are upon us. Warmer months usually mean getting outdoors and enjoying the summer sun, which tends to require lots of sunscreen application.
If you’re stocking up on that good old UV protectant for your upcoming summer adventures, make sure it’ll get you through the rest of the year, too. While sunscreen tends to be advertised, marketed, and sold during warm summer months, it should be a year-long skincare routine.
Contrary to what many people think, sunscreen should be worn every day, rain or shine. UV rays are always present and can cause sun damage, which can lead to skin cancer. It might take some getting used to but applying sunscreen on a daily basis can be a lifesaving habit.
Below are three tips to make applying sunscreen a daily habit.
Make it part of your beauty regimen
Like with most habits, you don’t need daily reminders to get them done. The same way you brush your thing first thing in the morning has become a norm, so can steps in your beauty regimen. Add sunscreen to those steps and you’ll see how easy it is to do it daily.
Keep it accessible
Having your sunscreen at arm’s reach with dramatically improve your chances of using it. Place it next to all the other products in your skin care regimen to ensure you’re exposed to it daily. Keeping an extra bottle in your purse or desk can also serve as a backup in case you forget or need to reapply.
Think about the future
It seems like we’re constantly being sold on expensive anti-aging and firming products to keep our skin looking healthy and beautiful. However, it’s important to remember that these items are usually trying to repair an issue instead of preventing one. Sunscreen is one of the best skincare products out there. It prevents sun damage, which in turn slows the aging process and keeps the skin tight, spot-free, and radiant.
Experts recommend your sunscreen be at least 30 SPF and be applied every 2 hours, or every 40 minutes if in water.