Many of us have been indoors more than usual lately, and some may see this as an excuse to skip daily sunscreen use. Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Rachel Nazarian hears a lot of excuses about why people skip sun protection, but she warns that it is a necessity. As we head outdoors more often and plan for summer days ahead, it is important to understand how to protect your skin from the damaging effects of sun exposure.
A survey commissioned by CeraVe found that 64-percent of people didn’t think they have to wear sunscreen every day. It can be tempting to skip sunscreen application, especially if you don’t plan to spend too much time outside. Many people don’t realize some UV rays can penetrate clouds and glass, leaving skin susceptible to sun damage regardless of the weather or the amount of time spent outdoors. Dr. Nazarian believes it is important to incorporate sunscreen into your daily routine, no matter how you plan to spend your day.
So, what can we do to keep our skin protected? Dr. Nazarian advises looking for a broad-spectrum sunscreen like CeraVe, formulated with ingredients that are good for your skin, like ceramides, hyaluronic acid and niacinamide. These ingredients are essential to any skincare routine because they can help restore your skin barrier and maintain its hydration.
For more information about keeping skin protected and healthy all year long, you can go to CeraVe.com. Also check out the skincare brand on social media.