One can never be too careful when it comes to preventing sun damage.
Sun damage is no joke. Aside from accelerating signs of ageing, unprotected exposure to UV rays results in free radical damage that reduces skin elasticity and collagen production. Pigmentation or dark spots are also a common result, which is often overlooked until it’s too late. In worst case scenarios, it can also lead to skin cancer (gulp).
Even if you’re in your 20s and haven’t noticed blotches on your face, there’s a high chance spots are already forming beneath the surface of your skin. And in any case, prevention is better than cure. So here are a number of common misconceptions or mistakes that can compromise your sun protection.