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Protecting Your Skin All Year Long

spf Most people know that it is important to wear sunscreen during the summer time. However, many people do not know that they should wear sunscreen for the rest of the year. There are a number of benefits that can be reaped from wearing sunscreen.

 

Prevent Skin Cancer

The ultraviolet rays from the sun can increase the risk of skin cancer. These ultraviolet rays are strong even if the sun is not out. It is possible to get a sunburn even if you are only in the sun for 20 minutes. A sunscreen with a SPF of 15 can block out 93 percent of the UVB rays. A sunscreen with a SPF of 30 can block out 98 percent of UVB rays. The UVB rays can increase the risk of skin cancer.

It is important to note that the ozone layer is depleting. The ozone is responsible for absorbing the UVB rays. However, because the ozone layer is being depleted, more of these rays are reaching the earth.

Everyone Needs It

Many people think that the only people who need sunscreen are light-skinned people. Even though light-skinned people are more likely to get sunburn, everyone needs to wear sunscreen. Skin cancer can affect anyone regardless of their skin tone.

 

Keeps You Looking Young

The sun also produces UVA rays. These rays can cause fine lines and wrinkles. The top cause of premature aging is sun exposure. You can keep your skin looking young by wearing sunscreen.

Sunscreen can also help you maintain an even skin tone. Sun exposure can cause skin discoloration and brown spots.

 

Set a Good Example for Children

It is just as important for children to wear sunscreen as it is for adults. In fact, children’s skin is more sensitive than adult’s skin. Most people have suffered significant skin damage by the time that they are 18. If you wear sunscreen, then you will be setting a good example for sunscreen.

 

It is Convenient to Wear Sunscreen

It is more convenient to wear sunscreen today than it was in the past. You have many options when it comes to sunscreen. There are even moisturizers that have sunscreen built into them. You can also use water-resistant sunscreen if you are going swimming. As long as you re-apply the sunscreen every two hours, you will be protected.

 

Prevents Tanning

Many people believe that tanning their skin is healthy. However, if you have a tan, then that is a sign that your skin has been damaged by the sun. The tanning is caused by the UVB rays, which are the ones that cause skin cancer.

 

Enhance the Health Of Your Skin

The elastin, keratin and collagen are essential for keeping your skin healthy. Sunscreen helps protect elastin, keratin and collagen.

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