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Have you ever wondered why it’s so important to wear sunscreen year-round? Whether you’re hitting the beach, taking a private sunset cruise, or simply walking to the grocery store to pick up a few things, it’s essential to always wear a generous layer of skin-protecting sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 or up. If your mother ever reminded you to put on sunscreen before leaving the house, she may have been on to something. Sunscreen has been shown to lower the risk of skin cancer, serious sunburns, premature aging, and much more. If you’re still not entirely convinced, here are the risks of skipping the SPF, as well as the top benefits of putting on the sunscreen every day, rain or shine.
Risks of Not Applying SPF Everyday
Whether you’re staying in for the day or going out for a private dinner on a boat, SPF can protect you from the sun’s UVA and UVB rays. Excess exposure to these rays can have several damaging effects on your skin. Without enough sunscreen, you could potentially:
- Get a mild to severe sunburn
- Experience redness, irritation, and skin blistering
- Place your skin at a higher risk of visible aging, including sunspots and exacerbated fine lines and wrinkles
- Place yourself at a higher risk of developing skin cancer
- Develop skin discoloration, such as hyperpigmentation
- Experience damage to your skin cells
Benefits of Wearing Your Sunscreen Every Day
Just as you may have a good understanding of why should we protect aquatic ecosystems, so, too, can you learn about why you should protect your skin with sunscreen. Slathering on this cream daily can:
- Reduce the chances of premature skin aging and keep your skin looking healthy and young for as long as possible
- Reduce your odds of getting a sunburn, skin discoloration, age spots, and associated discoloration
- Lower your chances of developing skin cancer within your lifetime
If you’re not used to wearing sunscreen, you may need to adopt some clever strategies to get into the habit. To use your SPF properly, you should:
- Use a generous dollop and apply all over your body wherever there is exposed skin
- Use at least an SPF 30 formula on your body and consider using an SPF 50+ formula on your face
- Wear every day, even when it’s cold, rainy, or cloudy outside
- Leave a tube of sunscreen by the door or keep a travel-sized tube in your purse so you’ll never forget to slather some one
- Experiment with cream and spray versions to find the one that suits your needs best
Wearing sunscreen daily is perhaps one of the best moves you can make for your long-term skin health. Whether you’re headed out for a day at the beach or whether you’re just going for a walk through your neighborhood, having adequate SPF on every day, rain or shine, can prevent several risks, such as sunburns and skin cancer, and can offer key benefits as well. Now that you understand the significance of putting your sunscreen on year-round, make sure to keep a tube with you wherever you go.
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