As a beauty enthusiast, anyone who asks me for skincare advice will always hear me stress the importance of using sunscreen. Remember: sun damage is permanent and cumulative. That tan you got on holiday? That sunburn you got from that hike? Yeah, that is going to haunt you in the future with signs of ageing like wrinkles, age spots, or worse, skin cancer.
Here, my nagging begins: Failing to wear sunscreen will expose you to the biggest source of skin ageing, regardless of how much anti-ageing skincare you use or how “cutting-edge” your anti-ageing skincare technology is. As a sunscreen crusader, many of my friends have turned to me for recommendations – perhaps after the behest of my alarmist tendencies.
However, despite my fervour for sunscreen, I have a confession to make: I avoided applying sunscreen to my body for five years, until I was enlightened by a YouTube video this year.
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