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This is How Sunscreen Can Change Your Life

By Genevieve Cunningham

The sun is a powerful force. It keeps us warm, helps new life grow, and provides radiant light to the world. But the sun can also be dangerous. It comes with risks -- whether that's a simple burn or a more complex health issue. Because of the power of the sun, it's extremely important to protect ourselves. We've been taught for years to wear sunscreen every chance we get. But besides preventing the obvious sunburn, is sunscreen really that important?  If you want to enjoy the sun without the risks, take a look at these three ways that wearing sunscreen can help protect your body and change your life for the better. 

It Protects You From Skin Cancer

One of the most powerful and well-known benefits of wearing sunscreen is the prevention of skin cancer. Though it's not a foolproof method, research shows that regular sunscreen application lowers your risk of developing skin cancer in your lifetime. Apply it in the morning, reapply in the afternoon, and take special care anytime you'll be directly in the sun. Don't leave your skin vulnerable when a simple bottle of sunscreen can make such a big impact on your health.

It Keeps You Young

The sun ages the skin. The hard part about this little side effect is that we don't notice it happening. We go out in the sun, enjoy the tan, and don't think about it twice. But at some point in the future, the effects will hit hard. Suddenly you'll have dark spots and fine lines popping up. You'll suddenly notice an increase in freckles. Wear sunscreen to protect the skin and slow down the aging process too.

It Boosts Self-Confidence

The better you feel about your skin, the better you're going to feel as a whole. Clear, glowing, youthful skin boosts self-confidence. It makes us feel better to face the day -- and other people and life's challenges. If you need a little boost in self-esteem, improving the health and appearance of your skin through regular sunscreen use is a great place to begin.

It Reminds You About Self-Care

Self-care is important. It's how we keep ourselves healthy. It's how we protect our mental well-being. And each little thing that you can do to improve self-care habits is a good thing to do. Making sunscreen a part of your daily routine just helps you remember that you matter. That taking care of yourself is important. Use it as a gentle and effective reminder to make your own needs a part of the plan. 

Taking care of the skin is more important than most people realize. It's crucial for long-term wellness and overall happiness. Make sure that you're protecting your skin through regular sunscreen use, and enjoy the many benefits that come with it. 

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

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