Earlier this month we we shared:
- Facts about moisturizer vs sunscreen [Click here to view].
- Answered the questions “What are Sunscreens & their active ingredients” [Click here to view]
Last week’s Topic: Benefits of Sunscreen [Click here to view].
Tip of the Week
The long-term effects of not using sunscreen
When you don’t use sunscreen lotions, your skin have no sun protection and you are exposed to ultraviolet radiation (UVR). Whether from the sun or tanning beds, you invite skin damage, skin cancer, immune suppression, and cataracts. The increase in the number of diagnosed cases of these problems is primarily the result of our lifestyle choices as well as environmental carelessness, such as ozone depletion.
Given this knowledge, which is backed by decades of scientific studies, you can and should take measures to protect yourself by following these steps:
- Avoid unprotected UVR exposure at any time but particularly between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM which are the hours of peak ultraviolet radiation
- Wear sun protective clothing, including a long-sleeve shirt, a hat with a three-inch brim and sunglasses.
- Apply sunscreen with a SPF of 30 or higher to all unprotected skin 15-20 minutes before exposure and reapply it every two hours while exposed.
Throughout the month we will be sharing more tips. If you don’t want to wait and would like to read our full article, just let us know. Just comment on our Facebook wall and we’ll reply back.