Everyone needs Sunscreen. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, anyone can get skin cancer, regardless of age, gender, or race. AAD also reports that an estimated “one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime.” That’s a lot of people. And we’re repeatedly reminded to wear SPF, but is Sunscreen essential?
8 Reasons to Wear Sunscreen
- Lowers risk of developing skin cancer
- Reduces the development of wrinkles and tough skin
- Reduces brown spots and skin discolorations
- Provides protection not absorbed by the ozone layer
- Demonstrates to children that sun safety is important
- Darker skin can get sun damage as well.
- Sunscreen has improved and is way more convenient
- Protects from heat-related health problems, like heat stroke/exhaustion
With so many sunscreen choices on the market, including sprays and SPF mixed into moisturizers, applying Sunscreen is a lot more convenient than ever. Make sure that you are reapplying Sunscreen every two hours and after you swim, even the Sunscreen you are using is the water-resistant kind.