Summer or Winter - there is always a chance of UV exposure and you always want to stay protected! Did you know there is even a chance of catching harmful UV rays when there is snow on the ground?
Most of us have been told several times by our mom's to put on sunscreen! We all used to fight it and never thought it was that big of a deal to not wear sunscreen when we were outside. If you've grown to realize how important sunscreen is but need to find ways to convince other people in your life that sunscreen is so important, take all these reasons in!
Protects From UV Rays
With the depletion of the ozone layer, it is more important than ever to lather up on that sunscreen! Sunscreen blocks these rays that shine on us and protect us from the risk of skin cancer. You should always wear SPF of at least 30 or higher.
Lowers Your Risk of Skin Cancer
Did you know that skin cancer is actually the most common kind of skin cancer in the United States? Stay protected with sunscreen so you do not have to worry about the risk of skin cancer. Wearing SPF nearly cuts the risk for skin cancer in half. Worth it right?
Prevents Premature Aging of the Skin
Sun damage from UV rays causes photo aging of the skin and breaks down collagen that your skin counts on to prevent wrinkles. Studies show that people who are under the age of 55 who apply sunscreen regularly have a 24 percent less chance of showing signs of early aging.
Maintains an Even Skin Tone
Sunscreen protects you from discoloration and sun spots that you can develop from sun damage. Sunscreen helps to maintain an even and smoother skin tone overall.
Save yourself some trouble and just use that sunscreen! Getting a sunburn or even getting as dark of a tan as you can all summer long is just not worth it! Listen to what your mom nagged you about when you were a kid, she was right all along!