Written By Kara Masterson / Reviewed By Ray Spotts
Summer is the time of year to be outdoors, and you shouldn’t forget to put on your sunscreen if you plan to get out and enjoy the warm sunshine. Sunscreen can do a lot of good for your skin, and it’s important that you apply enough sunscreen to all areas of exposed skin to give yourself better protection.
Sunburns are never fun and applying sunscreen before you go out is one of the best ways to avoid a sunburn.
You can avoid looking like a ripe tomato if you are fair-skinned and apply enough sunscreen to keep your skin from getting red from a sunburn, but you should still wear sunscreen even if you have a darker skin tone to keep your skin from getting burned by the sun’s intense UV light.
You also won’t have to deal with the pain and skin peeling that usually occurs with sunburns if you use enough sunscreen.
Youthful Skin Preservation
If you don’t want to look older, wearing sunscreen can help your skin maintain its youthfulness. Sunlight is known to cause more wrinkles on the skin thanks to UV radiation, and the sun can also dehydrate your skin and make it look older.
Sunscreen can block many of the sun’s bad effects and help keep your skin moisturized. Sunspots, which can also make the skin look older, can additionally be avoided if you apply sunscreen as part of your summertime routine.
Additional Skin Nourishment
Sunscreen can give your skin extra nourishment and improve your skin’s quality even more. For example, something like a mineral antioxidant sunscreen SPF 50+ may contain aloe vera, green tea, and other ingredients that are known to be good for the skin.
A sunscreen with pomegranate extract as an ingredient can also help prevent skin aging and inflammation.
Skin Cancer Prevention
Skin cancer can affect people of all ages and skin types, and sun exposure without sunscreen can significantly increase your chances of getting this type of cancer. Melanoma, which is considered to be the deadliest form of skin cancer, can develop on unprotected skin that receives regular sun exposure.
Even the less-deadly skin cancers, such as basal and squamous cell carcinomas, can scar the skin and cause other disfigurements if they aren’t treated in their early stages.
In addition to your swimsuit and summer clothes, sunscreen should be worn whenever you’re out having fun this summer. When you apply sunscreen regularly during the summer, you’ll be able to enjoy all the best things about the season while saving your skin from harm.
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Kara Masterson is a freelance writer from Utah. She enjoys tennis and spending time with her family.
Founder Ray Spotts has a passion for all things natural and has made a life study of nature as it relates to health and well-being. Ray became a forerunner bringing products to market that are extraordinarily effective and free from potentially harmful chemicals and additives. For this reason Ray formed Trusted Health Products, a company you can trust for clean, effective, and healthy products. Ray is an organic gardener, likes fishing, hiking, and teaching and mentoring people to start new businesses. You can get his book for free, “How To Succeed In Business Based On God’s Word,” at www.rayspotts.com.