Sunscreen is a staple in any beach bag, but
often gets left there once the seasons change, which is a disservice to your
skin. Because even though the likelihood of getting a sunburn decreases in
cooler temps when skin is covered, areas of the body that are almost constantly
exposed—think face, neck, and hands—are still at risk for sun damage. To
understand the daily need for sunscreen, consider these facts*:
- Sunlight is composed of two types of damaging
rays: Ultraviolet A (UVA), and Ultraviolet B (UVB). Both are considered carcinogens
by the United States Department of Health and Human Services.
- UVA rays are capable of passing through glass
and inclement weather; accelerating visible signs of aging; and suppressing
your body’s ability to combat the development of skin cancer.
- UVB rays cannot pass through glass, but are
the primary cause of sunburn. Many studies have found a link between sunburns
and risk for melanoma.
To decrease the possibility of permanently
damaging your skin—and your health—wear a sunscreen every day that has these
- Broad-spectrum, meaning protects against
UVA and UVB rays
- A sun-protection factor (SPF) of at least 30
- Water-resistant (for swimming or intense perspiration).
- Always apply sunscreen on dry skin 15-30
minutes before going outdoors
- Use at least one ounce (approximately enough
to fill a shot glass) of sunscreen per application
- Reapply every two hours
- Wear protective clothing whenever possible
- Don’t forget to neglect your lips by using an SPF-containing lip balm like glo minerals Mint Balm
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