Never forget SPF

The first rule of sunscreen is...sunscreen should never be underestimated. It plays a huge role in our overall skin health and it’s especially important when it comes to preventing hyperpigmentation. In short, it prevents the build-up of photodamage that leads to brown spots and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation which is the hyperpigmentation that follows after acne and leaves scars. Our skin cells respond to  UV light by producing more melanin as self-protection.SPF blocks the light that injures our skin cells. All pigment (including a tan)is a sign of skin damage and injury and we can’t ever get a ‘fresh start’ with our skin once it is exposed to the sun. This is why it is super important to make sure each day our skin is prepped with SPF.