Your Skin Won’t Thank You For Skimping on Sunscreen
Wearing sunscreen is one of the easiest to keep your skin healthy—and you might be using it wrong. You might think you only need sunscreen on bright summer days, but that’s not true. The sun’s UV rays can damage your skin during any season, even on cloudy days. Maybe you think you don’t need sunscreen because you never burn. Nope! Everyone should wear sunscreen because no one is immune to the sun’s damaging effects. Sunscreen protects your skin from UV rays that cause sunburn and skin cancer.
Unprotected exposure to UV rays causes lasting damage to the skin, causing premature aging. But sunscreen is only effective against sun damage when it’s used correctly. You should wear broad-spectrum sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB rays. Make sure you have at least SPF 30 when you’re outdoors. Remember to apply it half an hour before being in the sun, and reapply it every two hours, more frequently if you’re swimming or sweating heavily.