Why is it important to protect the skin all year round from the sun with an SPF and not just in the summer?

 

Small daily doses of sunlight are known to accelerate premature skin ageing. The effect of these repeated small doses can therefore accumulate over a lifetime. Therefore Dr Murad advises to use an SPF every day, all year round ultra violet rays (UVR) are present all year, even in winter or on a cloudy day, especially in higher locations. Importantly the amount of UVA radiation does not vary a lot throughout the year, supporting the need for UVA protection year round. Even if working indoors daily UV protection is vital. We get exposed to UV rays during normal daily activities such as going to work, shopping, driving, walking and also as a result of UVA penetration through window glass or through exposure to some types of artificial sources of UV light. Staying sun safe is as simple as using the right products. SPF is important because not only can sun exposure result in developing skin cancer, it also contributes to 80% premature ageing, promoting the appearance of lines, wrinkles, loss of firmness, uneven skin tone and uneven texture. Murad offers a range of moisturisers that provide full broad spectrum protection from the sun and the environment, protecting the skin from UVA and UVB rays.