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The Benefits of Wearing Sunscreen

By Virginia Laird

I suffered with more than my fair share of sunburns as a child. I can admit from experience these can be extremely painful. For those who have ever experienced sunburn, you know the pain I am referring to. During my childhood, sunscreen wasn't what it is today. It was a newer development that was not as reliable as those you can use today. Likewise, there was a lack of knowledge about how detrimental too much sun exposure can be for the skin. With all the research now available, it is hard to believe anyone would choose to go sans sunscreen on a routine basis. Sunscreen offers several benefits to the skin, many which are long-term, including:

  • Sunscreen helps prevent skin cancer
  • Sunscreen can help prevent early wrinkling
  • Wearing sunscreen routinely can help you avoid sunburn

Sunscreen Helps Prevent Skin Cancer

Although many are not aware as to how exactly sunscreen can help prevent skin cancer, research suggest that it does have an impact. Skin care professionals suggest that sunscreen helps scatter the harmful rays of the sun which can prove to the the culprit of skin cancer. It is advised that everyone, especially those who have a family history of skin cancer, should make wearing sunscreen a daily habit.

Sunscreen Can Help Prevent Early Wrinkling

Wrinkles are nothing to look forward to and can be difficult to prevent. However, there is no need to invite them to your skin earlier than necessary. Skincare experts suggest that those who refuse to wear sunscreen routinely increase the chances of developing premature wrinkles. If you are one who would prefer to avoid the wrinkling reality of the aging process earlier than necessary, it is time to begin wearing sunscreen when you head outdoors.

Wearing Sunscreen Routinely Can Help You Avoid Sunburn

Sunburns can be brutally miserable. For those who have experienced this, you understand the pain and misery that can be brought on by such sun exposure. Skincare experts advise the best way to avoid sunburn is to apply sunscreen before spending any time outdoors, no matter what the season (or weather) may be.

With all the varieties of sunscreen available, and the knowledge of how damaging too much sun can be, it is time to add applying sunscreen routinely to your daily skincare regimen. Stop by your local store and make the investment today. It is never too late to begin making your skin care a priority.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Augusta, Ga.

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