3 Reasons You Should Always Wear Sunscreen

We cannot preach the benefits of sunscreen enough. With people lying longer and longer in the sun as the years go by because they “need Vitamin D” or “want to look healthy”, there’s no excuse not to put sunscreen on when those mentalities have given way to increasing skin cancer rates.

So, in a nutshell – are you wearing sunscreen right now? You definitely should be, and here’s why:

  1. It slows down the anti-aging process. 20 years from now, your friends that have been diligent with their sunscreen will definitely have skin that looks significantly different from yours. Wearing sunscreen helps delay the formation of premature aging skin, and especially helps slow down the development of wrinkles.
  2. Skin cancer cases continue to increase. Like we said: it’s on the rise, and it’s really happening – mostly due to our lifestyle and social norm changes. Remember when it was cool to be pale? Clearly, things have changed (how many people do you know who are hooked on tanning beds?)… Developing good sunscreen habits will definitely reduce your chance of getting skin cancer, and if that’s not a good reason we don’t know what is.
  3. Sunburn adds up. Even if it looks like you aren’t burned after lying in the sun without sun protection, if you continue do so you’re still repeatedly damaging your skin and it will eventually start to look discoloured, leathery and wrinkled. Even if your skin appears to be thicker, it’s actually just a pile of damaged cells that are increasingly susceptible to bruising.

If you’re going to take anything away from this, try to change the way you perceive sun exposure: whether it’s cloudy, winter, or in the middle of summer – you are exposed to the sun during the day no matter what. And even if the danger of doing that without sunscreen doesn’t reveal itself to you now, it will much longer down the road – and it won’t be pretty.

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