Most of us wear sunscreen during the summer to prevent sunburns, but it should be a year-round preventive measure. When it comes to skincare, wearing sunscreen on your face and neck each day is an essential part of any regime. Without it, you risk exposing sensitive skin to unnecessary damage.

Fortunately, wearing sunscreen is more convenient than ever, thanks to lightweight formulas that contain adequate SPF—but won’t leave behind a greasy residue.

Here’s why sunscreen is the secret to healthy, youthful skin.

  1. Sunscreen protects your skin from UV rays.

One of the most obvious benefits of sunscreen is that it protects your skin. Sunscreen minimizes the penetration of harmful UV rays and helps prevent a wide variety of skin disorders.

It’s important to recognize that even mild sunburns can have damaging effects. Because stepping outside—even for just a few minutes—increases your risk of sun damage, it’s always essential to protect your skin by wearing sunscreen.

  1. Sunscreen prevents premature aging.

Sun damage causes photoaging of the skin. Over time, photoaging can cause fine lines and wrinkles and lead to a leathery look, discoloration, and collagen breakdown.

Fortunately, sunscreen can help protect your skin’s appearance and health at any age. Researchers found that those who apply it every day showed 24% less skin aging than those who used it only for beach days or picnics.

  1. Sunscreen helps maintain even skin tone.

After spending time outside, you might notice that certain areas appear especially irritated. This is because sun exposure can lead to patchy skin discoloration and dark spots.

To prevent this, use sunscreen to maintain a smooth, even skin tone. Using it each day is one of the best ways to give your skin the nourishment it needs to stay healthy.

  1. Sunscreen reduces your risk of skin cancer.

Research has shown that sunscreen is effective in reducing the risk of developing several types of skin cancer, including melanoma.

To protect your skin against sun exposure and lower your risk of developing skin cancer, you’ll need to apply sunscreen daily—even if it’s cloudy or raining. Additionally, depending on your skin type, level of exposure, and activity, you may need to reapply it more often.

  1. Sunscreen helps improve your skin’s appearance.

Certain ingredients in sunscreen—such as vitamin C, rosehip oil, and jojoba oil—can help you achieve a healthy, youthful glow. They can also help to protect essential proteins in the skin, including keratin and collagen.

In other words, applying sunscreen with natural ingredients can help protect your skin against environmental pollution. By layering sunscreen on top of your moisturizer, you’ll amplify your skincare routine.

Protect and Nourish Your Skin, Body, and Spirit

Achieving healthy, glowing skin is about finding the right skincare products for you and your skin. In addition to applying sunscreen each day, take the time to pamper yourself with a luxurious gold face mask. It is one of the best ways to restore, rehydrate, and rejuvenate your skin.

To treat your skin, body, and spirit, create your own at-home spa experience with KNESKO’s rose quartz facial mask. Formulated with advanced GEMCLINICAL® technology, our Reiki-charged face masks protect, calm, and nourish your skin for the ultimate self-care experience.