You probably heard it before but we gotta say what we gotta say babe…. It is important for you to wear sunscreen every day, even on the cloudiest day!

Make it your best friend, shower in it every day before you get out of the house and you will thank yourself 20 years from now…

 

What happens when you don’t wear sunscreen?

Free radicals happen.

Free radicals travel to your skin through the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays and damage the cells of the skin through oxidation process.

Short-term oxidative stress from UV radiation causes injury to the skin in the form of redness and discoloration (hyperpigmentation).

However, prolonged sun exposure leads to cumulative damage, which can have more serious health risks.

 

What happens when you wear sunscreen?

It will block out the UV rays which will benefit your skin in many ways:

 

1. Maintain a healthy skin

The essential skin proteins, such as collagen, keratin, and elastin will be protected by sunscreen. These proteins are required to keep the skin smooth and healthy.

Sunscreen helps prevent discoloration and dark spots from sun damage, helping you maintain a smoother and even skin tone.

Not just that, it will help prevent the creation of wrinkles and fine lines and any signs of aging.

 

2. Skin Cancer Prevention

According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, UVA rays account for up to 95 percent of the ultraviolet radiation that reaches the Earth’s surface.

Although UVB rays are less prevalent, they also cause skin damage. Both UVA and UVB rays contribute to the development of skin cancer. Blocking them by wearing sunscreen is the easiest thing you can do to reduce the likelihood of getting skin cancer

 

3. Say Bye to unwanted sunburns

We don’t know about you, but sunburns aren’t very fun.

There’s nothing worse than red and peeling skins. And don’t even get us started on all the itchiness.

As time passes, skin that is regularly sunburned from overexposure can not only weaken the skin over time but make it vulnerable which can be incredibly harmful to overall health.

 

How to care for your skin after sun exposure?

After spending a day in the sun, it’s important to give back to your skin. Here are a few tips on how to care for your skin after a day spent :

 

1. Take a Cool Shower

The sun heat will heat up your pores and dehydrate them. Have a cool shower when you get home which will cool the skin down almost instantly.

 

2. Drink Plenty of Water

It’s not only good for your health but super important when re-hydrating your skin.

 

3. Sheet-Mask up

A hydrating sheet mask will calm and rehydrate your heated skin and return it back to its balance

Not just that, it will help fight off free radical and slow down the skin oxidation process.

 

Here are our top picks for a cool down masking session:

A’Pieu Icing Sweet Bar Sheet Mask.

The mask is formulated with watermelon extract to cool down your skin instantly. Along with Cucumber, Aloe Vera and other natural plants extracts, it will also rehydrate and plump up your skin without any oiliness.

CremorLab HerbTea Pure Calming Mask

Infused with T.E.N water, a rare and mineral-rich thermal water, the liquid works to improve hydration and the health of your skin. Together with a blend of Chamomile and Black Tea extract, the mask will work to boost radiance, vitality, and moisture levels.

Holika Holika Real Calendula Hydrogel Mask

This mask is infused with natural calendula to soothe and moisturise your skin.
Not just that, the mask is also soaked in tea leaf extract which is packed of antioxidants to help your skin fight off free radicals and slow down skin aging process.

Love,

Twelve Team