So many people today don’t wear sunscreen, even after hearing about all of the dangers of not wearing it. They make up every excuse as to why they don’t need to wear it. Excuse number one being, “I don’t burn easily.” Does that sound familiar to you?
Wearing sunscreen is not always about preventing a sunburn, though that is a key reason to wear it. There is more to it. And, you might not see the harmful effects of the sun right away. However, down the road, you might be sorry that you didn’t wear your sunscreen today!
Read on to learn about 5 reasons why it is imperative always to wear your sunscreen while spending time outdoors.
5 Reasons Why It Is More Important Than Ever To Wear Sunscreen
1. You Can Get Skin Cancer
Sunscreen protects your skin against the harmful rays of the sun. Ultraviolet rays, or UV rays, also known as UVB and UVA, can cause adverse changes in your skin. The types of cancer that these rays cause include squamous cell carcinoma, melanoma, and basal cell carcinoma.
In fact, even getting slightly sunburned is really bad for your skin.
The CDC reports that UV rays can be absorbed by your skin in the Wintertime, and on cloudy days, as well. And, you don’t need to be directly in the sunlight to absorb UV rays as reflections are typical. Therefore, it’s best to wear sunscreen every time you go outdoors.
2. You Will Look Older Than You Are
If you don’t wear sunscreen, you might be sorry when you are older. It turns out that the sun and UV rays do a number on your skin, including contributing to premature aging.
Studies have shown that people who wear sunscreen daily look younger as they age, compared to individuals who don’t wear it.
If you spend too much time in the sun without wearing sunscreen, expect to get more and more wrinkles as you age.
3. Sunscreen Can Help Prevent Dark Spots
Spending too much time in the sun will eventually result in dark spots on the skin. These spots can be small or large, pop up on your face or body, and are very hard to get rid of. Eventually, these dark spots will cause your skin to have an uneven skin tone.
Therefore, it’s best to wear sunscreen to avoid getting unsightly dark spots on your body and face.
4. The Ozone Layer Depletes Your Body of Moisture
Your skin will become more and more dried out if you spend too much time in the sun without protecting it with sunscreen. This can lead to other problems, such as acne and skin irritations.
5. A Suntan is Actually an Injury of the Skin
Yes, your suntan might look nice, but did you know that it is actually injured skin? The UV rays cause the skin to brown, then to eventually burn, both which are not good for your skin.
Protect your skin and your health by wearing sunscreen every time you head outdoors.
Do you know of any reasons why everyone should be wearing sunscreen? If so, please share them in the comments below.
Also, share this article with your family and friends so that they too can be aware of the dangers of not wearing sunscreen.
Robin, and the Zen team