We know, we know – you’re aware that you should be wearing sunscreen.
But this is a point that’s so crucial that it bears repeating. So we’re going to keep at it! Below, you’ll find not only the coolest benefits of regular SPF wear, but also some prominent sunscreen rumors & myths that you shouldn’t pay any attention to.
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Amazing Benefits of Daily Sunscreen Wear
Reduce your risk of skin cancer
The sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays cause serious problems for our skin. And with the ozone layer continuing to thin, sun protection is more important than ever. Doctors recommend that everyone wear sunscreen whenever they spend time outdoors – even on cloudy days, UVB and UVA rays can make it through to your skin. UV rays can contribute to the formation of basal cell carcinoma, melanoma, and squamous cell carcinoma.
Skin cancer continues to widespread – 1 in 5 Americans will develop it in their lifetime. Help reduce your risk by covering up with sunscreen and wearing a hat when possible.
Prevent premature aging
Wearing sunscreen daily is the #1 way to reduce signs of aging. You can’t know how much it will benefit you to wear sun protection – 20 years from now, there will be a remarkable difference between your skin and that of your friends who didn’t wear sunscreen.
A 4 1/2 year study monitored signs of aging in the skin of a group who used sunscreen daily vs. a group who used it only when they felt it was necessary. At the end of the study, researching found 24% less aging (lines and uneven skin texture) in the skin of the daily sunscreen group.
Sunscreen will help prevent or reduce the appearance of all of the following:
- Brown spots
- Skin discoloration
- Red veins on the face
- Fine lines
- Sagging skin
Skip sunburns this summer
Sunburns might seem like just a temporary inconvenience. But there’s a lot at risk every time your skin gets burned. The side effects like redness, swelling and peeling are uncomfortable and unappealing. But burns bad enough to cause blistering can cause permanent skin damage. They can also increase your risk of skin cancer.
Studies have shown that each severe sunburn increases the risk of melanoma – the most serious form of skin cancer. Wear sunscreen to reduce your risk.
Top Sun Exposure / Sunscreen Myths: Don’t Fall Prey to These
- You need sun exposure to get adequate vitamin D – A little sun goes a long way – most people fulfill their vitamin D requirements with just 5-30 minutes outdoors twice a week. Getting a healthy diet containing vitamin D-rich foods like fish, milk, dairy, liver and eggs supplements this and provides adequate daily nutrition. Excessive sun exposure will not produce “extra” vitamin D – getting additional vitamin D above your daily requirement is not beneficial.
- All sunscreens are created equal – Make sure your sunscreen is both effective and easy to use. Find the type that works best for your needs, whether that’s a lotion or a spray. Spray-on sunscreen actually can be more effective because it’s easier to get comprehensive and even coverage, and also allows users to prevent getting their hands greasy. Since those spending a lot of time outdoors and sweating need to reapply every few hours, a spray-on sunscreen can be simpler.
- Expired sunscreen will still work – It’s important that you evaluate your old sunscreen before the summer is underway. Expired products are no longer effective, and won’t offer sun protection. Your skin may also become irritated.
If you have any questions about your sun protection this summer, get in touch – we’re here to help you preserve your gorgeous skin.