The Many Benefits of Wearing Sunscreen

Importance of wearing sunscreen

20 years ago, not many people wore sunscreen, and not a lot of people actually needed it. Sunburns and tans are coming a lot faster and easier nowadays, because of what the worsening environment is doing to the ozone layer[1]. When my parents were kids, they had never heard of sunscreen, much less put it on before playing outside! Nobody knew what constant tanning would do to their skin later on down the road, but then, it was hard to get a tan back then. You don’t see too many tanning oils in the stores these days, but back then the stores sold a lot of them.

Sunscreen is a big seller now, and studies are being done all the time on the benefits of sunscreen. This product has come a long way in the past few years, as sunscreen producers are constantly altering their products to comply with the new standards being brought about by researchers. Sunscreen used to be just an agent for blocking the sun, and that was the only thing that was ever advertised about it. However, recent studies have found that sunscreen can do a whole lot more for your skin than just protect your skin for the sun!

Sunscreen is used as the base of most makeup items these days because of the anti aging and moisturizing properties in possesses. People who wear sunscreen every day, no matter what the season or weather, get the benefits of less wrinkles, tighter, smoother skin and younger looking skin. Sunscreen makers are now putting more of these good things in their products to make them more beneficial to our skin.

When you are putting it on to block the sun, you usually put it on every part of your body that will be exposed to the sun, but when people put it on for basic skin care reasons, they tend to only apply it to the facial area. It is great to regularly wear sunscreen on your face, but the rest of your body is missing out! Sunscreen is good for the whole body, and while the face is the most important part to apply sunscreen, don’t forget about the rest of your body. You don’t have to put it on your body as often as you do your face, but apply it at least a few times a week. You should be putting it on your face daily.

Sunscreen will protect you from skin cancer[2], painful sunburns, wrinkles, old looking skin, dry and irritated skin, and it will leave your body feeling smooth and moisturized. There are many brands to choose from, and when your favorite goes on sale, stock up, because at regular price, some brands can be a little costly. If you prefer to buy natural sunscreen, it will cost even more, and it doesn’t last as long as the regular stuff. You will have to apply it more often and especially after getting wet, because natural sunscreen is not waterproof. It will still give you the benefits mentioned above however, and if you can afford it, by all means, go natural.

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Emily Peetlukes

Contributor: Emily Peetlukes (The Beauty Insiders)

This Article Has Been Published on August 5, 2009 and Last Modified on February 15, 2019

Emily is a dreamer who was born to run wild and free; a traveler who is always on the move collecting research and experiences from different people and cultures from all over the world. Her love of writing comes naturally, and she finds it a great way to share stories, advice and information from her life experiences. Emily is a certified life coach, a dating expert and has a wide range of knowledge from health and fitness, adventure and traveling, sex and relationships as well as beauty and culture. She hopes to continue to share her passion of writing with the world through future projects including books, novels, articles and blogs. Follow her on Instagram and Facebook.

 
 

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