8 Reasons to Protect Your Skin in the Sun
Summer is here, and the inevitable increase in sun exposure with it. If you’re not in the habit of protecting your skin from sun damage, it can be difficult to remember. Keep in mind that, for your skin to remain healthy and glowing, you need proper protection from the sun. Here are 8 reasons you should protect your skin during the summer months and why it’s important to establish good habits.
1. It Helps You Avoid Sunburn
There’s no better way to avoid sunburn than to use sunscreen containing zinc oxide. This mineral is extremely effective at protecting your skin from the harmful effects of UV rays, including premature aging. Sunburn is no fun, and wearing sunscreen is the best way to save yourself the discomfort that comes with it.
2. It Prevents Skin Cancer
If you’ve ever been outside during the summer, you know that it’s not just sunburn that’s bad for your skin. Sun exposure in the form of UV rays is the cause of skin cancer, a potentially deadly skin condition. Wearing sunscreen is the best way to prevent all types of skin cancer.
3. It Prevents Premature Aging
One of the best ways to keep yourself looking as young as you feel is by using sunscreen every day. It prevents lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging – these skin concerns are usually worsened by sun exposure over a lifetime, so daily sunscreen use can help keep your skin youthful and radiant.
4. It Prevents Sun Spots and Hyperpigmentation
Sunspots like freckles and other types of pigmentation are a common problem among people who spend a lot of time outdoors. If you naturally have pigmentation, it can be worsened by sun exposure, too. If you’re bothered by the appearance of pigmentation and sun spots, then sunscreen can help prevent it from being more obvious.
5. It Prevents Tans
Those who spend a lot of time in the sun often get tanned skin. If the appearance of a tan is something you want to avoid, then sunscreen is the best way to prevent it. Tanned skin can also lead to concerns like dryness, premature aging, or hyperpigmentation.
6. It Protects Skin Conditions You Already Have
If you have a skin condition like eczema or certain pre-cancers, you know how important it is to protect it. Wearing sunscreen daily is the best way to prevent your skin condition from becoming more problematic.
7. It Shows Your Kids the Importance of Sunscreen
If you have young kids, you know how important it is to show them good habits. Skin cancer can happen after only a small handful of serious sunburns even in childhood, so make sure your children are protected and understand the importance of protecting their skin going forward.
8. It Promotes Better All-Around Skin Health
When you protect your skin from the sun, you promote better all-around skin health. By wearing sunscreen every day, your skin remains healthier, brighter, and in all-around better condition.
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Sunscreen is an extremely important part of everyday healthy habits. To learn more about sunscreen and our line of professional-grade products, meet with our team of skincare specialists. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Hall today to get on the road toward a beautiful, younger-looking you.
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