Gone are the days when people slathered on suntan lotion and spent hours on the beach to get a tan, only to later discover that they’d seriously increased their risk of developing skin cancer. People know better now and are instead seeking out sunscreen to protect themselves from the sun.
There are numerous types of sunscreen readily available encompassing lotions, sticks and sprays to accommodate a wide variety of situations and needs. Sunscreen is an essential precaution that everyone should take before venturing outdoors. The following are the top reasons to use a daily sunscreen.
It’s a mistake to think that the sun’s UV rays are only active on sunny days. UV rays are a form of radiation that’s able to penetrate cloud cover and even rain. Using a sunscreen with a minimum rating of SPF 30 can aid in dramatically reducing the potential for developing melanoma.
It’s the most dangerous type of cancer as it will migrate to other parts of the body, including internal organs if left untreated. Keep in mind that radiation also arrives via multiple sources that include tanning beds, x-rays, black lights and mercury vapor lights. Frequent flyers are also at increased risk.
The No. 1 cause of lines, wrinkles, and signs of premature aging is exposure to ultraviolet rays. Extensive exposure to UV rays dries out the skin and gives it a leathery texture. Sunscreen provides a barrier that also aids in preventing skin discoloration and brown spots.
Applying sunscreen protects against cellular damage. The body produces natural antioxidants that work to neutralize free radicals that form in the body through a process called oxidative stress. Free radicals from UV rays cause damage at the cellular level. Sunscreen helps in reducing the number of UV rays that enter through the skin.
UV Rays Affect All Skin Types
The sun’s UV rays don’t discriminate and the damage done is a cumulative effect making it essential that individuals use sunscreen any time they go outdoors. UV rays also have an adverse effect on all skin types and colors. Those with the lightest skin complexion are at the highest risk, but UV rays also affect people of color.
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