6 Reasons You Should Wear Sunscreen

Most of us always grew up with our parents telling us to hold on before running into the water. We had to wait and put on sunscreen first. Is sunscreen really that important and should we wear sunscreen everyday? Here are 6 reasons why wearing sunscreen is so important for you and the kids!

child on the beach smears sunscreen. Selective focus.

 

 

1. It protects against skin cancer

Sunscreen has several different ingredients to protect against UV rays which are some of the major causes of skin cancer. With skin cancer developing as much as it has, sunscreen has been proven to decrease the risk of developing skin cancer. Especially the deadliest form, melanoma.

2. Prevents aging

We are all looking for healthy, younger looking skin. Sunscreen helps to prevent numerous skin discolorations with reducing the appearance of red veins and blotchiness and slowing down the development of wrinkles. Also it helps with facial brown spots. We will just say thank you now!

3. Prevents sunburns

Have you ever had that burning sunburn and it hurts to put your shirt on? A sunburn is actually making your skin weak and therefore subjecting it to bruising much easier. Not to mention all of the swelling, burning, peeling, and itching that a sunburn comes with- blisters can also increase the risk of skin cancer.

4. Sun safety

Applying sunscreen should be a daily routine but you should especially apply sunscreen when you are swimming or outdoors. Wearing sunscreen and reapplying sets an example for your little ones and shows them the importance of everyone staying safe in the sun.

5. Health benefits for the skin

You may come across some moisturizers that contain sunscreen. Skin proteins such as keratin and collagen are protected by sunscreen. Your skin also needs these proteins to stay silky smooth and healthy. Trust us, your skin will thank you!

6. Convenience

Today sunscreen is so convenient. You can grab a stick to roll on your face or a spray for the body. Also many cosmetics now contain sunscreen to help with your daily routines. From makeup to several different body lotions and oils, you are sure to find an inexpensive one that smells great and works for you!

 

Woman in swimsuit puts sunscreen on her leg, on the beach

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