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Sunscreen: Why You Need to It

By Virginia Laird

More than 50 years ago, sunscreen was not a tool parents had in their arsenal to help prevent their children from sunburn. Instead, little was known about the damage that sun exposure could do to the skin. Fast forward to present day and it is hard to believe that, with the research at hand, some still neglect to take advantage of routine sunscreen application. Some wrongly believe that wearing this lotion is only important throughout the summer. However, research suggests that wearing sunscreen is necessary year-round. A few reasons you need to add routine application to your daily routine include:

  • Sunscreen can prevent burning
  • Sunscreen can help protect the skin
  • Sunscreen can prevent premature skin aging

Sunscreen Can Prevent Burning

Burning in the sun is no fun and can be painful enough to ruin a vacation, or life as you know it for days. For those who burn easily, it can be necessary to wear sunscreen each and every time you head outdoors. This can help prevent burning. Sunburns can cause long-lasting damage to the skin. Health and wellness experts advise it is best to make applying sunscreen before you head outside part of your regular routine.

Sunscreen Can Help Protect the Skin

The sun can cause a great deal of damage to the skin. Wearing sunscreen, although not popular, can be a great way to prevent damage. Some of the damage that can be caused by exposure to the sun include sun spots, increased chance of developing moles, and cancer. Skincare professionals advise it is best to keep a bottle of sunscreen in your bag or car. This can help you remember to apply it more routinely.

Sunscreen Can Prevent Premature Skin Aging

Millions spend hundreds of dollars each month on skincare products to help prevent wrinkles from appearing on the skin, especially the face and neck. Skincare experts suggest that while using good skincare products can help deter wrinkles, another vital habit to develop is protecting your skin from the sun. This is as easy as wearing sunscreen often. Research suggests that wearing sunscreen can serve as a line of defense against unwanted wrinkles.

It is never too late to make your skincare a priority. To help make applying sunscreen part of your routine, invest in plenty of sunscreen for your house, bag and car. Having is readily available can help serve as a reminder to apply your sunscreen often.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Costa Mesa, Calif.

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