When we are applying a lot of sun cream everyday it makes some of us unsure about whether to still use a moisturiser, or if a sun cream doubles up as a moisturiser and sunscreen. At Nakin our advice is to always use both of them, as a sun cream is not designed in the same way as a moisturiser is. A sun cream is primarily concerned with protecting skin from the sun, and preventing the harmful rays reaching the skin cells and damaging them. A good face cream like our moisturisers on the other hand is designed to hydrate skin, nourish with nutrients, and shield the face and neck from environmental stressors such as pollution and cold weather. There are some moisturisers that contain SPF, but generally they are not applied liberally enough or reapplied enough to give enough sun protection for the face and neck.
Read on to find out why you still need to use a moisturiser with sunscreen. Applying sunscreen is important to protect your skin from the harmful effects of the sun. Sunscreens help block UVB and UVA rays that can cause skin cancer, premature ageing, and other damage. However, sunscreen alone may not be enough to keep your skin healthy and radiant. That's why it is important to use a moisturiser underneath.
- Protecting your skin from the sun: Sunscreen is important as it helps block both UVA and UVB rays, which means it can offer broad-spectrum protection. UVA rays penetrate deep into the skin and are responsible for premature ageing and wrinkles, while UVB rays cause sunburn and contribute to the development of skin cancer. Sunscreen is your skin’s first line of defence against the sun, but using a moisturiser as well will help to enhance the skin’s natural barrier function as well.
- Moisturisers hydrate the skin: Using a moisturiser underneath sunscreen can help to keep your skin hydrated and prevent dryness. Sunscreens can have a drying effect on your skin, which can lead to flakiness and irritation. By opting for a moisturiser as well, you can have the benefit of both hydration and sun protection, without any adverse effects.
- Reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines: Sun damage is a leading cause of wrinkles, fine lines and other signs of ageing. A moisturiser helps to prevent signs of ageing by adding hydration and nourishment to keep the skin looking plump and full, while the sunscreen protects it from harmful UV rays that are responsible for accelerating ageing. So, using both together gives the best protection for the skin.
- Easy to add to your daily routine: Using a moisturiser and a sun cream can be easier than it seems and may only add 1 or 2 minutes to your routine. While it is crucial to apply a separate sunscreen, sometimes the hassle of applying both can be discouraging. Since moisturisers and sunscreens are both steps in a good daily skincare routine, applying both is well worth the effort as an easy way to protect and hydrate your skin.
Using a moisturiser and a sunscreen has several benefits for your skin. It not only protects your skin from the sun but also hydrates and nourishes it. Plus, it is easy to add to your daily skincare routine. So, if you are only using a sunscreen and skipping moisturiser it is time to make that small change in your routine and give your skin the protection and nourishment it deserves. Find out more about our anti-ageing face products online at www.nakinskincare.com