The Secret to Youthful Skin

The Secret to Youthful Skin

Let us introduce (reintroduce, really) you to the ultimate secret for maintaining youthful, radiant skin. The secret product is (drumroll, please)… sunscreen! It may not be as fancy as snail mucin or the plasma from your blood but, trust us, sunscreen is your secret weapon to maintaining youthful skin. Let’s dig into why!

At PJB, we’ve always known about the harmful effects the sun’s rays have on our skin. It’s part of the reason why Peta Murgatroyd (our founder) created Peta Jane Beauty! She wanted to have a natural looking tan and not damage her skin.

We did some further digging on how to maintain more healthy, youthful skin, and what we found was interesting! We discovered that sunscreen and proper sun protection (hats, umbrellas..) are some of the most effective ways to preserve your youthful skin.

In fact, up to 80% of the skin changes associated with aging are attributed to sun exposure! Years of exposure to the sun and its rays causes redness, roughness, scaliness, or sun spots. It also weakens the collagen (what keeps your skin elastic and hydrated) in your skin, causing wrinkles and skin thinning. In the worst cases, prolonged and unprotected exposure to the sun can cause cancer.

While all this may sound like a downer, the upside is that it’s mostly preventable with sunscreen! Something that you’re probably already using when you’re out in the sun.

Sunscreen provides a protective shield, blocking UV rays from damaging your skin. Both mineral and chemical sunscreens are effective in doing so, however, mineral sunscreens provide a barrier for your skin and chemical ones absorb UV rays. They both should be reapplied throughout the day, especially when out in the sun.

There’s no better time than the present, so it’s time to start incorporating sunscreen into your daily skincare routine! Even in the cooler months when the sun isn’t at it’s strongest, it’s important to apply sunscreen every morning. Not only will it protect your skin but it will also keep your skin looking youthful for longer!

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