Everyone has at least one or two skin problems they’re always struggling with. It could be something simple as a few pimples or a more troublesome problem like premature wrinkles. We’ve found that there are usually 5 common skin care problems that most people wish they could prevent and that using sunscreen on a daily basis can help prevent them all.

 

Hyperpigmentation

 

What Is Hyperpigmentation?

You know how sometimes you notice that after your skin is cut, it leave a scar and sometimes that scar looks darker than the rest of your skin. Yup, that’s hyperpigmentation. The same thing goes for acne scars, darker elbows, and knees or even age spots. Any area or patch of your body that’s colored darker than the rest of your skin is considered to be hyperpigmented.

 

Why Can the Sun Cause Hyperpigmentation?

Sunlight causes “Melanin” production in your skin, this is the substance that gives our skin its color. Those with fair skin have low melanin levels while high melanin levels are the reason behind dark skin tones. Our skin gets darker as defense against the harmful Ultraviolet Rays of the sun (UV Rays).

So if your skin has any predisposition to get darker, if for instance you’re recently wounded, or if you have freckles or if you’re afraid of getting age spots (more on that below) then the sun will cause your skin to be hyperpigmented.

 

How Can Sunscreen Help?

It’s quite simple really. Just by applying La Roche Posay Anthelios sunscreen (SPF 50+) every day of the week (even during the winter time) you’re literally blocking the sun’s rays and avoiding any risk of hyperpigmentation. Just make sure you’re reapplying every 2 hours if you’re out all day.

 

Age Spots

 

What Are Age Spots?

Age spots are markings that appear on our skin that can be brown, tan or black in color. They’re flat and sometimes confused for freckles at first. They cause no harm to our health and can come at any age if you stay long enough unprotected in the sun. Yet because we find age spots mostly on the elderly, we often relate them to old age.

 

Why Can the Sun Cause Age Spots?

Just like we mentioned before our skin produces excess melanin when exposed to the sun. This, in turn, can cause our body to get age spots. Normally, you can get age spots in areas of your body that are most commonly exposed to sunlight, like your face, the back of your hands, your neck, shoulders, and back.

 

How Can Sunscreen Help?

Because of the effectiveness of La Roche Posays’ Anthelios Sunscreen (SPF 50+), our skin can be properly protected from the UV rays of the sun that causes the production of melanin. Applying sunscreen every day prevents your skin from getting age spots no matter how old you get.

 

 

Premature Wrinkles

 

What Are Wrinkles?

These are lines and folds in our skin that are part of the natural aging process. I say “natural” because sometimes your skin ages faster than it would due to environmental factors like bad eating habits, smoking and staying in the sun without protection. The skin then becomes dry, thin and less elastic which gives birth to wrinkles.

 

Why Can the Sun Cause Wrinkles?

Believe it or not, everyone’s favorite summer activity, sunbathing, is actually one of the most common causes of skin damage. The good news is that only happens when you’re not protecting your skin right! The UV radiation triggers the formation of free radicals in our skin. This damages the elastin fibers of the skin contributing to the formation of wrinkles.

 

How Can Sunscreen Help?

La Roche Posay Anthelios Sunscreen is particularly great for preventing wrinkles because of the anti-oxidant content in it. This sunscreen literally helps your skin fight the free radicals that damage your skin’s elasticity causing it to wrinkle sooner than it would naturally. That’s why you need to make sure you apply sunscreen every time you’re out in the sun even during the winter time.

 

Acne

What Is Acne?

The acne that we all know is actually a skin condition that’s caused by inflamed or infected sebaceous glands. It can show itself in the form of dreaded red pimples, blackhead or whiteheads.

 

Why Can the Sun Cause Acne?

It’s actually a myth that staying in the sun will help clear out your acne! It actually makes it worse.

The sun dries out the skin with the UV rays damaging the skin’s natural barrier. This is bad news for your acne because when your skin’s barrier weakens it loses moisture. This causes your skin to produce more oils to fix this problem. Your sebaceous glands are the ones producing those oils, so you’re causing the root of your acne problem to worsen.

 

How Can Sunscreen Help?

Using sunscreen like La Roche Posay’s Anthelios Sunscreen will protect your skin from the sun’s damaging rays and will prevent your skin’s natural barrier from being badly affected by UV radiation from the sun. Another added benefit of this particular sunscreen is that it’s made for sensitive skin. So even if you’re taking acne medication that’s causing your face to be extra sensitive, applying this sunscreen would actually help soothe your skin as it has “La Roch-Posay” thermal spring water. This spring water, in particular, is rich in selenium that plays a big role as a soothing agent.

Skin Cancer

What Is Skin Cancer?

Cancer as you probably know is the uncontrolled growth of cells, and with skin, it just means that your skin cells grow uncontrollably. This happened when the DNA of those skin cells is damaged which is often caused by Ultraviolet Radiation from the sun. This can cause mutations of the skin and/or genetic defects that form tumors. The most common skin cancer in Egypt is known as Basal Cell Carcinoma, constituting 77% of skin cancer cases in Egypt.

 

Why Can the Sun Cause Cancer?

As mentioned above, the Ultraviolet radiation of the sun causes this mutation of DNA in our skin cells. All Ultraviolet Radiation is split into two major types of radiation, UVA, and UVB. UVA radiation is the culprit behind the damage of the skin cells’ DNA as it penetrates your skin’s epidermis.

 

How Can Sunscreen Help?

The great thing about La Roche Posay’s Anthelios Sunscreen is that it’s both a physical and chemical sunscreen. This means that it doesn’t allow the UVA radiation to reach your skin’s epidermis layer and thus protects your skin cell DNA. So, you are highly eliminating the chances of getting skin cancer by applying sunscreen every day and making sure to reapply every 2 hours when in the sun.

 

Now you know that by using just one product you’re saving your skin from 5 major skin problems and helping your skin live a healthy long wrinkle-free life. Taking care of your skin has never been easier and all you need is just the right sunscreen.

An animal lover at heart, Hanaa likes to think she’s the daughter of Mother Earth, with her midnight talks with the Moon and her summer home on Pluto. A soul that believes everything has a heart . Yoga, cats, horse back riding, knitting and books for days are what fills up Hanaa’s days. She spreads self-love, sustainability, reviews and how she tries to save the planet on her blog lavender-vibes.com