As summer is approaching Mr. Sunshine is showing his pretty bright rays more often, and that also means more outdoor activities. Protect your health, and your beautiful skin (especially face) by lathering up on sunscreen.
A lot of us women want that tan look NOW, but you won't want to pay for it later when you're in your late 20's, early 30's showing signs of skin damage (wrinkles, sun spots aka freckles, lots of moles, lots of "birth marks", leathery skin, your skin burns easily, etc.).
-ALWAYS wear sunscreen when you are outdoors. Even when it looks rainy and cloudy out. The UVA and UVB rays goes through the clouds.
-Check the expiration date on bottles.
-Apply 30 minutes before going outside
-Reapply every couple hours and every 30min when you're in the water. Sunscreen may claim they're "water resistant" but there is no such thing.
-Your scalp is exposed to the sun the most, and is often the most forgetful area...NEVER forget your scalp! It's skin too!
-Use sunscreen w/SPF that is at least 15+ but no more than SPF 50. Anything over 50 doesn't do any extra work on protecting your skin.
-Also don't forget your lips! One of the most sensitive areas.
If you start to see sun spots appear more often on your skin go see a dermatologist asap! Better be safe than sorry. You can never be too young or old for skin cancer.
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