Sun damage can happen anywhere, not only when you are on a vacation. We all have skin so we are all in the same boat. After reading this article you will truly believe that SPF is your BFF.
Thanks to the SPF I wore since I was 14 yrs old the freckle on the tip of my nose never got darker. But before that I always had a dark spot every summer right on the tip of my nose and people would ask as they always do, “what’s that?” Thankfully my Doctor at that time explained that I must be wearing SPF everyday on my face. And as a result of that never again did that freckle get darker. When we have a problem we start to care and look for solutions. But how great would it be if we could prevent some problems harmful rays can cause our skin before we have no choice!
Harmful UVB Rays can cause Damage to your skin like:
- Premature aging
- Skin discoloration
- Sunburnt skin
- Dryness and itchiness
- Bumpy Rashes
- Eye irritations
This is not a joke
Each year, around 2,200 people die from skin cancer caused by harmful ultraviolet rays. This can happen even when the sun doesn’t feel hot to your skin.
Some experts believe if you have been sunburnt just one time before the age of 20 you can double your chances of getting malignant melanoma.
Children especially need extra attention for their skin when they are in the sun or just on a normal day. Their skin is fragile and can be burnt faster.
There is a SOLUTION
Just wear SPF. Remember the title…SPF is your BFF. Even wearing a sun protective lotion with just SPF 15 will protect your skin from irreversible damage.
Protect you eyes
Eyes can get sun Damage too so wear sunglasses with UW protection. Look for a UV 400 label or sunglasses that offer 100% UV protection. Wear them not only in the sun but snow as well. The bright snow reflects in your eyes causing damage. Think of it as “light damage not sun damage.”
Be careful in tanning beds
Apply SPF before tanning in a tanning beds. There are harmful rays there too, in fact much more than from sunlight. Make sure that the tanning lotion you are applying includes sun screen or apply your own sun screen over your tanning lotion. You will still get a tan but the spf will just help to protect you from even more damage to the skin.
How to apply Sun screen
Apply a face SPF lotion of 15 or higher on your face and neck before applying makeup. And buy a generic one of your choice for any part of your body exposed to sun, day light or indoor light. Sun screens can get oily so that’s why I recommend using separate ones for face&neck or the rest of the body.
On a lighter note
Hey we put oil on a chicken before it goes into the oven so it doesn’t burn, so the least we can do is put sun screen on ourselves and of course our children. I really hope this article gave you some useful info. If you have some scary sun burn stories write them in the comment section below to help someone make a wiser choice.
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