7 Awesome Benefits of Using Sunscreen

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UV protection

We all know that the ozone layer is depleting which has led to the infiltration of harmful UV rays into our environment. It has put us at a higher risk of getting affected by the harsh rays of the sun which can have damaging effects on our skin. Applying sunscreen actually provides protection by blocking these dangerous UV rays from entering the skin or in some cases, minimizing the penetration. Irrespective of the weather, one must always use sunscreen lotion if they wish to avoid skin disorders.

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Anti-aging defense

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Youthful, radiant, and healthy skin is everyone’s dream. Regularly using sunscreen protects your skin from early signs of aging, reducing wrinkles, sagging, and fine lines which occur due to overexposure to sunlight. Studies reveal that people under the age of 55 who apply sunscreen regularly had 24% lesser chance of experiencing skin aging than those who don’t. By wearing sunscreen every day, you will delay the premature aging or skin aging that happens due to ultraviolet exposure.

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Lowers Risk of Skin Cancer

Unfortunately, Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, particularly threatening for women. The most effective and easiest way to prevent this is by applying sunscreen every day before you step out since the skin starts losing its protective layer if exposed to harsh UV rays. Our skin is vulnerable to skin disorders but cancer, like melanoma, can be life-threatening for women in their 20s.

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By applying sunscreen regularly, you cut the risk of contracting various types of skin cancer (especially melanoma) by 50% and your skin will be able to retain its sheen and health. With the rising cases of skin cancer all around the world, wearing sunscreen regularly will safeguard it from cancer and will offer maximum protection.

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Promotes Healthy Skin Overall

The essential proteins like keratin and collagen are protected by the application of sunscreen. These proteins keep the skin smooth and functional and take care of the overall health and appearance of the skin. Wearing sunscreen every day should be a crucial part of your skincare regime as it helps prevent the onset of acne, keeping the skin clear and healthy for a long time.

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Keeps skin even toned
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Sun damage/burn is one of the principal causes of dark spots and uneven skin tones which one can avoid by including sunscreens into their skincare regimen, not just in summers but in winters as well. Using sunscreen on a daily basis helps prevent discoloration from sun damage. We all know how uneven skin tone and blemishes make our skin look so lifeless and dull, this practice will help you maintain a smoother and more even skin tone.

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Prevents Sunburns

Sunburns weaken your skin, triggering blisters, peeling, swelling, redness, and itching. Always being out in the sun sans sunscreen may cause sunburns, which could actually put you at risk of getting lethal melanoma. Don’t forget to apply sunblock whenever you are out, even in winters, and stay safe from the harmful UV rays.

Prevents Tanning and Sunburns

Many people love suntan and it’s often perceived as harmless. But one should be aware that sunbathing to get that perfect tan glow is putting you at a risk of being harmed by the ultraviolet rays. To avoid this situation, make sure you choose a sunscreen that includes sun protection formula 30 or above to prevent tanning. It is essential to reapply sunblock every two hours since its effects wear out after 2 -3 hrs. Also, keep in mind to apply it a good 15-20 minutes before stepping out since sunscreens take to get activated.

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Shreya Paul
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