What is sunscreen? Sunscreen is any substance or material that protects the skin from UV radiation. The hottest tips this summer are the ones that play with the sun! In your advantage.
While exposing yourself to the right amount of sunlight can be beneficial, overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays can lead you nasty things like sunburn, wrinkles, skin cancer and some other problems. Knowing these things can help you protect yourself from too much exposure to the sun.
The most common cancer diagnosed in the United States is skin cancer. The most common types of skin cancer include basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. Basal cell carcinomas occur on skin that has had significant exposure to ultraviolet light. It is typically treated with surgical resection. So, in order to protect, well, you know, prevention is better than treatment, use our helpful advice when it comes to playing with the sun.
- All skin colors are susceptible to skin cancer, not just fair skin.
- Most skin cancer is caused by sun damage that occurred before the age of 20.
- You can get melanoma on your scalp.
- The sun’s rays are at its most intense from 10 AM to 2 PM.
- Cement, sand, and snow reflect the sun’s rays intensifying its effect.
- Put on a hat with a brim. Baseball caps may be more stylish but it exposes your nape.
- Wear gloves.
- Put on a protective pair of sunglasses.
Always choose and use a sunscreen that is:
- An SPF 15 or higher
- Broad-spectrum (protects from both UVA and UVB rays)
- Waterproof or sweat proof
What is sunscreen?
- Always wear a lip balm with an SPF 15 or higher – remember that your lips can burn just like the rest of your skin.
- Reapply often!
- Lip balm not only protects your lips from burning, but the moisture helps to prevent chapping and dryness as well.
And, as an extra tip: drink lots of water
What to buy:
Creme de Corps Light-Weight Body Lotion SPF 30 – with jojoba butter and olive fruit oil, provides UVA and UVB broad-spectrum sunscreen protection, ideal for normal or dry skin, ideal for everyday use
Lancome Soleil DNA Guard High Protection Protective Body Lotion SPF 30 – from beautyencounter.com, for 33$
NIVEA SUN Protect & Bronze – it contains a natural plant extract that activates the skin’s own melanin production for an even and natural tan.