Why you should apply sunscreen everyday

Here's how to get healthier, more beautiful skin – for life.

09 January 2015
by Leigh van den Berg

Unprotected sun exposure is one of the main causes of wrinkles and pigmentation and also, more alarmingly, raises your risk of skin cancer.

“Your best defence is to limit sun exposure and wear an SPF of 30 or higher every single day,” advises Johannesburg-based skincare therapist Chantelle Bester. “Sure, there might be days when you hardly set foot out of your home or office, but if you apply an SPF regardless, it’ll become an easy ritual as opposed to a chore.”

To get into the habit, keep your sunscreen next to something else you already use daily, like your toothbrush, or consider swapping out your daily moisturiser for a sunscreen. There are many that are just as hydrating and offer skincare benefits too.

WE LIKE Bioderma Photoderm Max SPF50+, which is formulated with collagen-encouraging, anti-inflammatory rhamnose, a naturally-occurring sugar.