Why is it Important you wear Sun Cream?

Wearing sunscreen, also known as sun cream or sunblock, is crucial for so many reasons, all of which contribute to protecting our skin and overall health. Now whether you are an avid sensible sunscreen wearer or you like dodge it, you could learn something from this blog post.

Here are 5 key reasons why you should put on sun cream:

Protection against UV Rays: Sunscreen provides a protective barrier on the skin that helps shield it from the harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays emitted by the sun. UV rays can cause sunburn, premature aging of the skin (wrinkles, age spots), and can even lead to more severe harmful skin conditions

Reducing the Risk of Skin Cancer: Skin cancer is one of the most common types of cancer, and excessive exposure to UV rays is a leading cause of its development. Wearing sunscreen regularly can significantly reduce the risk of developing skin cancer, including melanoma, which is the most dangerous form of skin cancer. Did you know that in the UK there are 100,000 new cases diagnosed each year and Skin cancer rates are increasing faster than any other cancer, doubling every 10-20 years.

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Preventing Premature Aging: UV rays can damage the collagen and elastin fibers in our skin, leading to premature aging and the formation of wrinkles and fine lines. Sunscreen helps protect the skin's elasticity, keeping it youthful and supple for a more extended period.

Lowering the Incidence of Sunburn: Sunburn is not only painful but also harmful to the skin. Sunscreen helps prevent sunburn by blocking and absorbing the UV rays that cause the skin to redden and become sensitive.

Promoting General Skin Health: By shielding the skin from UV rays and environmental aggressors, sunscreen helps maintain the skin's health, integrity, and natural moisture levels. It prevents dehydration and supports overall skin barrier function.

Sunscreen makes up one part of protection from the sun, think of it as one slice of the pie 🥧 The other slices are made up by wearing protective clothing, sunglasses, seeking shade and wearing a hat. Did someone say pie? 
So next time you leave your home, don’t forget to apply your sunscreen 20 minutes before you leave! Your healthy, youthful skin will thank you for it 🙂
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