After a long and cold Ontario winter, we’re welcoming the sun with open arms! But not without a layer of sunscreen to keep our skin at its best!
There are many who feel that sunscreen is something reserved for weekends at the cottage and lunchtime patio dates. We’re here to tell you that while this is a good practice, it doesn’t quite cut it when it comes to having and maintaining youthful skin.
The sun exposure we accumulate over a lifetime is responsible for 90 per cent of the visible signs of skin damage that we notice as we age. That, combined with the risk of skin cancer, is why it is so important to wear broad spectrum sunscreen with a minimum SPF 30 every day–regardless of how much time you plan to spend in the sun. You see, even the 40 minutes of exposure to sunlight you get on your commute to work adds up to hundreds of hours of accrued sun damage over the entire year, and that’s a lot of potential sun damage.
So while we’re really very happy to see the spring sun, we’re also happily applying and reapplying our favourite sun protection products.