Benefits of suncreen to you this summer
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Summer is upon us. It’s that time when sunscreens are most crucial to everyday living because of the protection they offer to the skin from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays. The warmth that comes with summer is something that everyone wants to enjoy, however, you do not want to be too exposed to the sun’s rays. That’s why the benefits of sunscreen to you are presented below;

Protection from harmful ultraviolet (UV) sun rays
As a result of the constant depleting ozone layer in the earth’s atmosphere, harmful ultraviolet rays from the sun are on the increase. Although the skin produces Vitamin D when exposed to the sun, there is no telling what degree of risk the skin is exposed to by doing so. Applying sunscreen on your face actually helps the skin by blocking the harmful UV rays from penetrating the skin and giving rise to different skin disorders.

 Prevention of premature aging
Everyone desires a skin that is healthy, radiant and fresh-looking. Sunscreens help you achieve this by protecting your skin from developing wrinkles and fine lines that may indicate signs of aging. Studies have shown that people below age 55 who use sunscreens regularly have less chances of developing aging signs than those who use sunscreens only occasionally, or never at all.

Sunscreen reduces the risk of developing skin cancer
Another perk of sunscreens is the lowered risk of developing skin cancer. Melanoma is the most common, and worst type of skin cancer that affects women (especially those in their twenties) and sunscreens greatly reduce the risk of developing it. Sunscreens also help prevent other types of skin cancer.

 Sunscreen prevents face blotches
Sunscreens are effective in preventing the onset of irritating blotches (a reddish patch on the skin) on the face. When blotches develop, they usually lead to acnes and other UV-ray induced skin defects.

 Sunscreen prevents sunburns
Sunburns have the effect of weakening the skin and making it more susceptible to bruises, peeling, redness, itching, swelling or hives. These come from a type of harmful UV ray called ultraviolet B (UVB) rays. When these sunburns are recurrent, they can lead to an increased chance of having lethal melanoma.

Sunscreen enhances skin health
Because the essential skin proteins like keratin, collagen, and elastin are preserved in the skin by applying sunscreen, the health of the skin is enhanced. The skin uses these proteins to remain smooth. The essential element that makes the protein preservation possible in the sunscreen is titanium oxide.

Sunscreen is a good cosmetic
Beside the health benefits of sunscreens, they are also good cosmetics options because they double as creams. Applying sunscreen on the skin without anything else keeps the skin looking fresh and radiant. Dry skins may require reapplying a coating from time to time to keep the skin safer.

Sunscreens protect than some full sleeve dresses
Wearing a long-sleeve dress is usually believed to offer protection to the skin. But not all long-sleeve dresses do. Cotton dresses, for example, do not protect the skin from harmful UV rays from the sun, and this is usually worse when the clothes are damp. To be safe, apply the sunscreen on your skin before wearing the long-sleeve dress.

Guest post written by Check Preganancy