Outdoor Skin Care – Sun block

Applying Sun Block
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When it comes to using sun protection such as sun block, it should be a way of life. Yes, it might sound like a little much but do consider the fact that the sun’s harmful rays can do more than just give you a little sun burn. Unfortunately, not everyone really bothers to do it. In fact, only a small percentage of the population wears sunscreen and even fewer actually know how to choose and apply it correctly. If you are among those who are unconvinced as to the benefits of sunscreen, here’s a quick rundown that should help change your mind.

The Benefits

1. Melanoma in children has been on a continuous rise in recent years. Surely, you wouldn’t want to risk your children’s health just because you feel like putting on sunscreen is too tedious a task. Just imagine them spending all day out in the sun, unprotected from its harmful UV rays. You wouldn’t want that, right?

2. Skin Cancer. Yes, prolonged exposure to the sun’s UV rays can cause skin cancer. This is why people are encouraged to turn to fake tans instead of baking themselves out in the sun. Fake tans may not be the current trend du jour but it would definitely help you lower your chances of getting skin cancer. Now, increase that protection by using sunscreen.

How to choose the right SPF and its proper application

It is important to choose the highest SPF possible regardless of your skin color. Why? Because you would need all the protection you can get. Also, do make sure that your sun block contains UVA protection which is the most important factor here because it helps block out the UV rays of the sun.

It’s about time you started protecting yourselves and your family. After all, when it comes to making sure that they are healthy, you should never take any chances.

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