Although you might not mind the glow of a summer tan, you’re actually doing more harm than you might think. Ultraviolet (UV) light is a type of electromagnetic radiation that comes from the sun. Too much exposure of this radiation is what causes damage to living tissue. Too much damage to the skin potentially results in skin cancers as well as cosmetic changes like wrinkles and dark spots.
The good news is.... lowering your risk of skin damage is easy with personalized sunscreen!
When you apply sunscreen, you are reducing your overall ultraviolet exposure, keeping your skin extra protected and healthy. Arguably, sunscreen is the most important, yet overlooked component to your skin care needs. The best sunscreen is any kind that you actually use, but it is important to note that you'll want to find a sunscreen for the face as well as for the body.
When it comes to which SPF to use and whether or not to go with a sunscreen spray or sunscreen cream, check out our article on All About Sunscreen.
One extra tip for extra protection: Always keep an extra mini sunscreen bottle in the car or your purse. Sometimes over-exposure creeps up on you, so having your travel size sunscreen handy can make the world of a difference