SPF: “Nothing looks better in your 50’s than sunscreen in your 20’s”

Nothing looks better in your 50’s than sunscreen in your 20’s!

Exposure to UV radiation increases the risk of skin cancer & 80% of aging comes from the sun. Ultraviolet (UV) rays are responsible for sunburn, Skin Cancer, and accelerated skin aging. UVB rays are 400 times more intense in summer & during the day (10 am-4 pm). They also play a role in causing sunburn and skin cancer.

One out of Five people develop skin cancer in their lifetimes. Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer. People with fair skin & those with an increased number of moles, sun sensitivity, or family history are more likely to develop melanoma. To protect your skin use SPF-containing sunscreen (30 or above). Reapply every 80min. Make sure it is broad-spectrum to protect from both UVA & UVB. Daily use of sunscreen reduces the risk of melanoma by 50% compared to optional use.

Sunscreen is not just for summer days. UVA rays can penetrate your windows, plus blue light from your screens may cause skin damage. So make sure to wear SPF on a cloudy, snowy & rainy day; even indoors! People who don’t burn from the sun or have naturally darker skin tones are just as susceptible to sun damage as those with lighter skin.

So do your old self a favor and wear SPF daily!


SPF 8 blocks 88% of UVB Rays—SPF 15 blocks 93% of UVB Rays

SPF 30 blocks 97% of UVB rays—SPF 50 blocks 98% of UVB Rays