Why I Wear Sunscreen Every Day

A few years ago, I've made it a point to wear sunscreen everyday on my face. I was crabbing on the coast and forgot my sunscreen. I was out on a dock all day, and it was cloudy so I didn't think anything of it. At the end of the day I noticed my face was a little burnt and I had the classic sunglass tan line. Little did I know that when I would wake up the next morning my face would be so swollen, that it looked like I was having an allergic reaction. It took days for the swelling to go down. Not only was it scary, but I also looked like a mutant for like four days and had to explain to everyone that saw me what had happened. 

Did you know that SPF only protects against ultraviolet B (UVB) rays? A broad spectrum sunscreen is required to give protection in the UVA range as well. UVB rays were once thought to be the most damaging because they penetrate and affect the epidermis, but UVA rays are now known to be equally, if not more damaging. A tan is a sign of injury. More than 90% of the visible signs of aging are due to sun exposure. Lines, wrinkles, and sagging are direct results of sun damage to the underlying collagen and elastin fibers. Not to mention it promotes the 10th most common cancer in the United States, melanoma. So if that isn't reason enough to start wearing sunscreen daily, I don't know what is. 

"People often ask me what I think is the most potent anti-aging routine you can practice. Without hesitation, it’s sunscreen."
- Jane Iredale

Luckily, there are brands like Jane Iredale who make wearing sunscreen easy and convenient. If you know me at all, you know I am absolutely obsessed with Jane Iredale's Lip Drink. I have at least two tubes in my purse, one by my bed, one in my desk, and one in my makeup bag at all times. Not only does the 'sheer' make my lips the most perfect shade of pink, but it also contains broad spectrum SPF 15. Scroll down to check out more great products with broad spectrum SPF. 

Special thanks to Jane Iredale for sponsoring this post.

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