If you didn’t know about my anti-aging obsession, then you obviously have no idea about my fixation with sunscreen. Just in case you didn’t know the correlation between the two, here’s a little tidbit of information for you: being exposed to the sun with no skin protection can not only increase your chances of getting melanoma, but it also increases the signs of aging skin. That’s right, UV rays from the sun cause sun spots, accounts for 80% of wrinkles, reduces skin elasticity and much more.
Now I’m not a science person at all, so here’s my simple explanation as to why UV rays age skin:
So, basically, the outer layer of our skin contains melanin (a pigment – which explains why you get tanned when you go in the sun). Melanin also protects skin from UV rays (which are bad bad bad). If you were living in a superhero comic, UV rays would be the evil villains. Now, every time you go in the sun without sun protection, UV light damages your genetic material and deeps the pigmentation of the melanin. It’s literally your skins’ way of trying to protect you from sun damage. UV exposure also depresses the natural antioxidants in the skin, contributing to even more damage. All of these factors contribute to the visible aging of your skin.
Okay, now tiny-partially-scientific rant aside, this is why I am obsessed with sunscreen. A magical mixture that protects my skin from aging? Love it. One thing that I’m not fond of about sunscreen is the fact that it smells. And well, it can be sticky. Also, I don’t really know why, but my skin gets way more sensitive in the summertime and most sunscreens can irritate my skin as well.
This is why I was super excited to discover the AlumierMD Clear Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 42 Sunscreen! Not only does it have no smell, but it’s also super lightweight (and therefore avoiding my two huge qualms with sunscreen in the first place). This sunscreen also provides protection against harmful UVA and UVB rays, using both zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. What’s even better is that this magical sunscreen also is made for even the most sensitive and acne-prone skin!
If you’re looking for a new sunscreen, then you should definitely check out the AlumierMD Clear Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 42 Sunscreen. AlumierMD also offers different sun screens for your face, so you can just wear tinted sunscreen instead of worrying about adding on extra products in summer! Now you can finally say goodbye to sticky, smelly sunscreen and say hello to your new summer bestie.