All you wanted to know about wearing sunscreen – KnowledgeDish

All you wanted to know about wearing sunscreen

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Summertime is a great time to go out on vacation and relax your body as well as your mind. But, it wouldn’t be relaxing if you get sunburnt out on the beach, wouldn’t it? Well, I am sure that most of you remember when our parents told us to put on sunscreen before we go out on the sun, I never listened to them, and, I always ended up coming home, red in my skin and going to bed with pains from the sunburn. Today, we’ve decided to prepare you for your summer and vacation and mention some of the more essential things about sunscreen, and why it is so crucial for you.

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Less Natural Protection

No matter what you are thinking about global warming, scientists have made one thing clear, and it is a pretty important thing to know for everybody. The protective Ozone layer that is protecting us from the harmful UV rays of the sun is depleting and becoming thinner and thinner. And, as we all know, exposure to the harmful UV rays that are of high intensity means that you are putting your health at risk. In order to avoid these problems, you can use sunscreen, which will create a barrier that will protect your skin from the harmful UV rays of the sun.

Lowers the Chances of Developing a Deadly Disease

Continuing the trend of talking about the UV rays, you’ve probably heard that extreme and continuous exposure to the harmful UV rays might result in the development of skin cancer – this thought alone is enough for me to make me remember to use my sunscreen when I am going to the beach. As we mentioned the barrier that the sunscreen creates between your skin and the sun rays can help you protect your health and lower the risks of developing this deadly disease.

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You Need To Reapply It!

I didn’t know that people thought that if they apply some sunscreen at the beginning of the day, they are good to go for the entire day. But, this is clearly not the case. Each and every sunscreen has a different SPF on it, but they usually last up to two to three hours after you apply it. This means that you cannot apply some sunscreen in the morning and think that you are protected throughout the day. You must reapply as frequently as possible. Another thing that you need to do is to reapply sunscreen every time you come out of the water. Despite the fact that most sunscreens today are waterproof, better be safe than sorry, right?

You are not Protected!

The best way to protect your body from the harmful rays of the sun is not by wearing long-sleeved shirts. In fact, long-sleeved clothes that are made from cotton don’t offer any protection to your body because of the fact that the UV rays can just penetrate the clothes. So, your best bet would be to apply some sunscreen anyways despite the fact that you are wearing a long-sleeved shirt.

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Don’t Wear Sunscreen only in the Summer Days

Most of you probably think that sunscreen can be helpful only throughout the summer days, right? Well, I am sorry to tell you that you are wrong. The sun is up there, even in the coldest days, and it is emitting the harmful UV rays that we were talking about in the previous paragraphs. So, despite the fact that it is cold, your skin is still getting exposed to them. The best way to protect, yourself and your skin, is to put on sunscreen every day of the year. By using sunscreen, you will also moisturize your skin, which will make it look young and fresh!

Sunscreen is important for all skin types

You should be wearing sunscreen no matter what your skin color is. Sunscreen is great for fair-skinned, olive-skinned, and naturally tanned people. UV rays are present, and they are affecting everybody’s health, so the best bet for you is to use sunscreen. You might not get sunburns, but skin damage is a long term thing, and it takes months to develop. So make sure that you are protecting yourself with sunscreen!

 

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