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Here’s Why Sunscreen is Critical for Skin Health

by LeAnn Cyr |

Now that the warmer seasons are finally approaching, you may be more mindful about applying your SPF. But, if this an activity you rarely remember to do, it’s time to start a new and healthy habit. Sunscreen protects us from the harmful UV radiation that penetrates our skin, leading to a multitude of conditions. It’s imperative that we take preventative steps to avoid sun exposure.


Here are some important reasons you should wear sunscreen on a daily basis:


Limits Development of Hyperpigmentation


Hyperpigmentation is a term used to describe areas of uneven pigment in the skin. It is caused by an increase in melanin, which is the natural pigment that gives our skin, hair, and eyes their color. Commonly referred to as sun spots or age spots, hyperpigmentation is typically caused by direct sun exposure over a period of time. They tend to appear on parts of the skin that get the most sunlight, such as your face, neck, and back of the hands. They appear as brownish, discolored spots that do not disappear due to the skin being permanently damaged.


You can avoid the development of hyperpigmentation by applying an SPF 30 or greater on a regular basis to protect you from excessive sun exposure. It prevents the accumulation of photodamage that leads to brown spots as well as post inflammatory hyperpigmentation, which are the spots that develops after acne. Even if you already have sun spots, using sunscreen can help protect the skin and prevent inflammation


Minimizes Painful Sunburns


Probably the most common reason that people apply sunscreen is to avoid a pesky sunburn. A few hours at the beach or strolling around the park can lead to a painful irritation. If you do not wear hats, sunglasses, or long-sleeved clothing, your can suffer from the penetration of strong UV rays. When you have a sunburn, your skin is usually red, itchy, and hot to the touch. It can even blister depending on the severity. Studies show that higher number SPF sunscreens are more effective at minimizing sunburns.


Reduces Chances of Skin Cancer


According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, more than 9,500 people are diagnosed with skin cancer every day in the United States. In addition, more than two people die of the disease every hour. It’s startling that this condition affects the lives of so many around the world. If you want to reduce your risk of skin cancer, you must prioritize a proper skincare routine.


Look for broad-spectrum sunscreen when purchasing a product because it provides the most protection from both UVA and UVB rays. Antioxidants within certain sunscreens can also protect against ravaging free radicals and other environmental factors. Even if you live an on-

the-go lifestyle, you can keep a handy sunscreen bottle with you in your purse or bag for easy accessibility.


Sunscreen from CYRx MD Skincare


Here at CYRx MD Skincare, we formulated two types of sunscreens that are lightweight, water-resistant, and hydrating. They offer UVA and UVB ray protection, and work for most skin types. Our Sun Defense SPF 50 is specially formulated, fast-absorbing sunscreen is antioxidant-rich to provide defense against the sun. The combination of Beeswax and Dimethicone adds hydration to the skin, and provides emollient properties.


Our Tinted Sunblock SPF 44 features a moisturizing base with a sheer, universal tint. Formulated as a chemical-free alternative to sun protection, Tinted Sunblock SPF 44 is a great option for even the most sensitive skin types, including post-procedure. It contains Zinc Oxide 10% and Titanium Dioxide 5.5% that provide maximum protection. In addition to the mineral based sun protection, this gentle sunscreen also contains Hyaluronic Acid which effectively hydrates the skin to restore a youthful appearance. This product is light enough to wear alone or under makeup for everyday protection.


Check out the rest of our skincare collection now, and prioritize your skin health!


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