Bonjour, Valérie here! You already know using sunscreen when spending hot summer days at the beach is a must, but what about when you step outside to enjoy a cool, overcast day? Or when you’re sitting in traffic, driving to work? I spend probably just a few days at the beach a year, but I still wear SPF every single day. Although it may seem like you only need protection when directly under the sun and at risk of burning, there are other ways the sun and its rays can cause damage to you and your skin – whether it’s bright out or not!
Sun damage can range from unwanted dark spots to wrinkles, even to skin cancer. Sun damage goes deep, can last long, and is not limited to the summer months in the sun. Damage from the sun reaches us through UVA and UVB rays – two different types of ultraviolet rays that reach the earth, on sunny and not-so-sunny days alike.