Let’s play a quick game of word association. When you think of sunscreen, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind? If your answer was “beach,” you’re not alone. It does make sense after all, doesn’t it? Remembering to bring your sunscreen to the beach is just the same as remembering to bring your tickets to a concert. You can’t leave home without it!
Most people only remember to apply sunscreen to their skin when it involves outings that are synonymous with the sun to avoid getting a bad sunburn, and believe us when we say there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that! However, what a lot of people tend to forget is that sunscreen is a valuable skincare asset for more than just a beach day. In actuality, sunscreen is useful every day.
1). The continuously depleting ozone layer has put us at a higher risk of getting affected from the harmful rays of the sun. While you do need the sun for your daily dose of Vitamin D, it does not imply that you should put your health at risk! Applying sunscreen actually blocks these harmful rays from penetrating the skin and triggering skin disorders.
2). All of us love to have younger looking, radiant, and healthy skin. And, this is one of the most convincing reasons to start using sunscreen. It shields your skin from developing signs of aging, such as wrinkles and fine lines. Studies reveal that people below the age of 55 who used sunscreen had 24% lesser chances of developing these aging signs than non-sunscreen and occasional sunscreen users.
3). Apply sunscreen liberally on your face to prevent the onset of that irritating blotchiness and eruptions of red veins. This is also essential to prevent the onset of acne and other sun rays- induced damages.
4). Prevent sunburn: Sunburns weaken your skin, subjecting it more to bruises. Your skin may suffer repeated attacks of peeling, swelling, redness, hives, and itching. And, this comes from the influence of UVB rays. The blisters can escalate the risk of skin cancer. A study published in ‘Annals of Epidemiology’ in August 2008 suggested that recurring occurrences of sunburns could actually put you at a higher risk of lethal melanoma. So,apply sunscreen and stay safe .
Do you use sunscreen? Or what is the reason behind you not using sunscreen? If you are using, what prompted you to use sunscreen? Share with us in the comments section below.