Do I need to wear sunscreen every day?

The sun may give you a pretty tan and a healthy glow, but prolonged unprotected exposure can also lead to sunburn and dry skin. Over the long term, it accelerates cell aging, resulting in wrinkles and fine lines that appear earlier and are more pronounced than on sun-protected skin. So, should you apply sun cream every day, or opt for year-round sun protection to preserve your skin to the full? We tell you all about it in this article!

Short- and long-term damage caused by the sun's rays

Sunscreen is the only way to protect your face from UV rays. UVA and UVB rays are responsible for various types of skin damage, which can appear immediately or over the longer term. These include:

  • Sunburn, often painful, is the result of burning skin. In the most extreme cases, blistering and peeling can ruin your vacation.

  • Brown spots correspond to an overproduction of melanin. They mainly concern people of a certain age, who have been exposed to excessive sunlight without adequate sun filters, but they can also appear earlier, from the age of 30-40.

  • Skin aging : the sun's rays increase oxidative stress, an enemy of the skin that causes premature aging. Your face shows the early signs of aging: wrinkles, fine lines, loss of firmness are all part of the picture.

  • And of course skin cancer, such as melanoma.

To keep your face looking young and healthy, you may be wondering whether it's a good idea to apply sunscreen all year round. The answer is yes, under certain conditions and provided you choose your suncare product carefully.

Why use sunscreen every day

Sun StickApplyingsunscreen on a daily basis, as a reflex in your beauty routine, can be useful - depending on your lifestyle, where you live and the nature of your skin. Of course, if you commute by metro or work in an office all day, there's no need to do this. Just remember to slip a tube of cream into your bag for terrace lunches and impromptu strolls, choosing a light, easy-to-apply care product at a moment's notice, over your foundation like Sun Stick Sensitive Areas.

If you work outside, do a lot of outdoor sport, live in a particularly sunny region or in the mountains, then the sunscreen reflex is entirely justified, and you can apply it directly on top of your day cream. The same applies if you spend a lot of time in the car, as UV rays can penetrate windows. Contrary to popular belief, UV rays are present even on cloudy days. And while fair skin and phototypes I and II are most at risk, bear in mind that no skin is truly protected from UV rays without sun protection.

What face sunscreen should I use every day?

Combining efficiency and naturalness

Choosing the right sunscreen can be a complicated process, and it's not always easy to know which product to choose. You want to protect your skin, but with natural care, which is perfectly understandable, especially when you use sunscreen all year round.

Many products, whether in tubes, sprays, bottles or mists, are regularly criticized for their harmfulness: allergenic ingredients, endocrine disruptors or potential or proven carcinogens, the list is long... Added to this are more aesthetic concerns: applying sun cream is okay, but whitish or shiny skin is out of the question, as is struggling with a texture that spreads poorly and leaves traces.

We're well aware of these issues, and our Polaar Sun range has been developed with a view to offering you effective sun protection that's pleasant to use, and with the most natural, clean formula possible, to respect your skin and the environment!

polaar sun range

Our solar products

In the Polaar Sun range, you'll find a range of products with a maximum protection factor to protect and care for your skin in the sun. These products have been tested in extreme conditions, during our polar expeditions, where the reverberation is strongest, to ensure flawless protection.

To protect even the most sensitive skin, which tends to react to the slightest aggression, we have formulated our fragrance-free sun care products: Sun Face Fluid SPF50+ and Sun Face and Body Milk SPF50+, to be used without moderation. They are suitable for all skin types, for daily use. Their light, easy-to-apply fluid texture is a real highlight: goodbye white marks and a shiny complexion! Perfect if you're looking for a sun cream for acne-prone skin or sensitive, reactive skin.

Organic filters and mineral screens work in synergy to absorb and block UV rays. We've also added pampering ingredients for your skin: aloe vera and coconut extract to nourish and soothe, and oat kernel extract to prevent the signs of aging and promote skin renewal.

Smart care for everyday protection!

A must-have in your bag, to protect your face or the most vulnerable areas of your body before any exposure to the sun: SPF50+ Fragrance-Free Sun Stick. Easy to apply, it's perfect for protecting scars, moles, tattooed areas, lips or the sides of your nose in a single gesture. It delivers just the right amount of product, with no greasy feel. This nomadic stick is already a big hit, and we bet you'll adopt it to protect your skin from the sun all year round, whatever the circumstances!

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