What happens if you don’t use sunblock face creams

What happens if you don’t use sunblock face creams

Do you love going to beaches and exploring the outdoors? If yes, you need to take your skincare game up a notch.

While you are having fun at the beach or discovering new things in the outdoors, the sun may be damaging your skin.

What most Singaporeans don’t know is that they don’t need to stay under the sun for long hours to experience sunburn. Research has shown that unprotected sun exposure for 15 to 20 minutes can result in skin damage.

Well, the good news is that you can protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun by using sunscreen for face.

If you have the notion that using sunblock creams is overkill and you don’t really need them, this article will make you have a rethink. Read on to learn some terrible things that can happen to your skin if you don’t use sunscreen.

Premature aging

Dermatologist, beauticians, and other skincare experts usually recommend their patients to wear sunblock face creams at all times. They do this because they know that sun exposure can speed up the aging process.

Dr. Elizabeth Hale, a member of the Skin Cancer Foundation, pointed out that overexposure is the leading cause of premature aging.

So, if you want your skin to look youthful, plump, and radiant, you should always wear sunscreen.

Keep in mind that the sun can still do damage to your skin, even on cloudy days. You see, the harmful UV rays from the sun can easily penetrate the cloud and damage your skin.

Skin Damage

If you have normal skin, you may be able to get away with mild sun exposure without suffering much damage. On the other hand, if you have pale or sensitive skin, you may experience irreversible damage if you expose your skin to the sun, even for a short time.

The UV radiation from the sun can damage the collagen in the deeper layer of the skin.


Many Singaporeans spend thousands of dollars on skincare products and procedures to reduce wrinkles on their face.

Research has shown that one of the main causes of wrinkles, even in young people, is unprotected exposure.  

Staying under the sun without wearing a sunblock cream can lead to the loss of essential oils and moisture. What’s more, it can destroy the fibers that keep your skin firm. Without any intervention, your skin is going to appear flaky, dry, and wrinkled.

Spider vine

Long sun exposure can cause the breakdown of collagen. When this happens, the blood vessels near the skin surface are going to be damaged.

According to the NJ and Vascular center, when the skin surface becomes too hot or exposed to the sun for a long time, our body tries to cool things down by bringing superficial veins to our skin surface.

Final note

There you have it, some scary thing that can happen to your skin if you don’t start using sunblock creams. Whether you are young, mid-aged, or old, you should always wear sunscreen before leaving home. Ignore this, and you may suffer from any of the issues listed above. You don’t want that.