Beyond avoiding sunburns and other cosmetic damage, sunscreen is a crucial component of skincare, delivering protection from UV radiation from the sun. In this first part, we will begin to discuss sunscreen and how it fits into your skincare routine.

To understand sunscreen protection, it is first important to understand how UV rays affect our skin first. The two different kinds of radiation include UVA and UVB. UVB affects primarily the outer layer of the skin, causing sunburns and contributes to skin cancer development. UVA penetrates more deeply, leading to premature aging and wrinkles.

Prolonged exposure to any kind of UV rays lead to skin damage and an increasing risk of skin cancer, which is why having protection is important. Regular sunscreen use is linked to lower risk of skin cancer on top of preventing hyperpigmentation and aiding in anti-aging. By protecting against UV, your skin’s firmness is preserved, reducing wrinkles and fine lines.

We hope you found this first part about sunscreen and how it interacts with your skin to be insightful for your own skincare routine! At The Only Facial, we pride ourselves on offering just one facial, the one tailored just for you. With our multistep experience curated to your unique skin type, conditions, and concerns, we think of ourselves as more than just a facial spa, but rather as an experience for lasting beautiful skin. Give us a call or visit one of our numerous locations in Missouri and Texas to book your appointment and find custom skincare for you today!