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Top 4 Benefits Of Sunscreen

It’s getting to be that time of year when we need to make our PSA about wearing sunscreen. While we recommend wearing sunscreen year round, it becomes even more important in the warmer months as we tend to be outside for more hours of the day. In addition, we’re generally wearing less protection in the form of clothing and are more likely to spend time in direct sun at the pool or beach. So, let’s talk about the benefits of sunscreen, and why we think it’s the key to looking younger.

#1 Avoid Sunburn

This seems straightforward enough, but it’s still worth mentioning. Sunburn is not only unpleasant (think about accidentally grazing your nails along your face), but it really damages the skin. It is very easy to get sunburned on your face, even in the winter, because it’s almost never covered. Unless you’re a dedicated hat wearer, there’s a good chance your face is being exposed to the sun every day, anytime you’re outside. Wearing large sunglasses don’t count as protection.

#2 Prevent Skin Cancer

Too much sun exposure damages skin cells and can cause them to form melanomas – skin cancer lesions. Repeated sun burns increase your risk, however you do not have to burn in order to cause the type of damage that results in melanoma. In addition to wearing sunscreen regularly, you should also be checked out yearly by a dermatologist. Early detection (and prevention) is key when it comes to skin cancer.

#3 Combats Hyperpigmentation

Sun damage results in both redness and those pesky brown spots – many times not showing up until years later. That’s because the damage starts deep beneath the surface of the skin. All that time you spent in the tanning bed as a teenager might be starting to catch up with you. The only way to get ahead of it is to start using sunscreen regularly to prevent future damage.

#4 Avoid Premature Aging

While we think avoiding skin cancer is pretty important, we know that it’s really the wrinkles and fine lines that spur people into action! Sun damage is the #1 cause of premature aging. It degrades collagen and elastin, which leads to fine lines, wrinkles, and laxity in the skin.

If you’ve been inspired to be more consistent with your sunscreen use and need guidance about which one to choose, we’ve got you covered! We offer several high quality products that will get the job done without too much effort on your part. Besides, the benefits of sunscreen far outweigh any inconvenience! Contact us today for some recommendations.

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