Think you know all you need to protect your skin from the harmful effects of the sun?
In order to protect your skin, you need to wear sunscreen every day. Yep, daily. If you haven’t yet gotten in the habit of wearing sunscreen daily, take a look at these top tips for making it part of your routine. You’ve got to get the driver’s seat and steer your way to healthier, glowing, and flawless skin. Regardless of how you treated your skin in the past, it is never too late to start doing the right things today. Sure, it’s work but the few minutes you take will pay off – that’s guaranteed.
One of the first and more important things you need to do is protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun. Sure, you know that right? But, do you proactively protect your skin and daily? Most of us don’t but you can easily change all that starting today. Let’s review exactly what you think you know and what you need to know.
1 – When it comes to the sun’s damaging rays, knowledge is power.
There are two kinds of ultraviolet rays emitted from the sun. UVA (Ultraviolet radiation) and UVB. UVB rays are the ones that cause sunburn and their intensity varies from summer to winter. UVA rays have the same intensity during summer or winter.
It’s important to know that UVA rays are the ones that penetrate deeper into your skin and can cause skin aging and skin cancer. UVA damage is not reversible and we must protect ourselves at all times of the year from these rays.
Wearing sunscreen every day can protect you from exposure to these rays. Invisible rays that are part of the energy that comes from the sun, can burn the skin, and cause skin cancer. The UV radiation is made up of three types of rays — ultraviolet A (UVA), ultraviolet B (UVB), and ultraviolet C (UVC).
2 – Your perceptions are incorrect when it comes to the intensity of the sun’s rays.
It’s cloudy out, so you don’t need protection right? Wrong! According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, up to 80 percent of the sun’s UV rays can pass through clouds. This is exactly how you end up getting sunburn on cloudy days when they have been outside and not wearing sunscreen. Also, remember that winter sports can expose us to more harmful rays because the snow can reflect up to 80% of the harmful UV rays increasing your exposure and UV radiation is also higher at higher elevations.
3 – It doesn’t matter how old you are, you need protection from the sun’s harmful rays every day from birth.
Every day that you don’t protect your skin is another day that increased your risk of developing skin cancer. It’s a good habit to get into for sure.
It is very important that children develop good habits when it comes to wearing sunscreen and that carried over into their adulthood. Even if you never wore sunscreen in the past, it’s never too late. Start that good habit today!
4 – Preventing brown spots and skin discoloration – that’s reason enough!
Once you damage your skin, it’s so difficult to recover from it. Think about that next time you are relaxing on the beach or laying in a tanning bed without the proper protecting sunscreen! Wearing sunscreen also helps to reduce the appearance of facial red veins and blotchiness too.
5- Wearing sunscreen slows down the development of wrinkles and premature aging of the skin.
Studies show that the ultraviolet rays from the sun penetrate into the skin. There, they damage the elastic fibers that keep skin firm, allowing wrinkles to develop.
Protecting your face from the damaging sun’s rays is so important. Always remember to wear your sunscreen every day!
6 – Preventing skin cancer – yes, that’s the biggest reason!
There are three main types of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun (all year-long, and in any weather) and using tanning beds is linked to all of them.
Almost all skin cancers or at least 95% of them, are basal cell and squamous cell cancers. Also called non-melanoma skin cancers, they are highly curable when treated early.
Melanoma is the most serious form of skin cancer. It starts in skin pigment cells called melanocytes.
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