Do you know where your sunscreen is? Answering that question with anything other than “on my skin right now” is not the right answer. At the risk of sounding like your mother, you must wear sunscreen. At the risk of sounding like your doctor, you must wear it every day.
There was a time when wearing sunscreen was the worst. But we all have come a long way since that chalky goop our mom used to slather on us during our family vacations as a kid, but men especially still tend not to use it regularly.
People don’t usually tend to wear sunscreen due to its sticky texture. These days, the whole “I don’t like how it feels” thing is no longer an excuse. There are new, lighter weight versions, spray formulas, natural sunscreens that won’t leave you chalky, and even quick-drying gels that go on clear.
While using sunscreen it is important to choose a sunscreen that gives BROAD SPECTRUM PROTECTION i.e., protection from UVA as well as UVB Rays.
Every sunscreen protects from UVB Rays which causes tanning, sunburns and also skin cancer.
What most people don’t know is that UVA Rays are also very dangerous. UVA rays can penetrate into the skin causing premature aging such as fine lines, wrinkles etc. These rays also cause Cancer.
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UNDERSTANDING SPF –
WARNING - Sunscreens with SPF 15 can only protect the skin from Sunburns.
Lastly,It is always best to keep the skin covered as much as possible even after using sunscreen. Yes, umbrellas do look boring but who can deny the fact that they provide amazing sun protection.
KEEP IN MIND THAT SUN PROTECTION IS NOT A BEAUTY NEED BUT A HEALTH NEED because sunlight can really damage the skin and cause skin cancer.
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