Many of us know from all the hardcore marketing from sunscreen companies that sunblock is an absolute necessity but most of us feel that sunblock is just something unnecessary especially when aiming for the perfect tan because some people view sunblock as something to use to prevent tanning.
There are an alarming amount of people who brave the UV rays without applying sunblock.
There are so many excuses people give as to why it’s “okay” to skip it.
Here are some advices (or words of caution) for all of you out there that disregard sunscreen.
Top Five Reasons Why You Should Wear Sunscreen
1. The ozone layer is depleting and your body needs shielding from harmful rays.
2. Skin cancer rates are on the rise and sunscreen has been proven to decrease the development of skin cancer.
3. It helps to prevent facial brown spots and skin discolorations and pigmentation.
4. It also helps to reduce the appearance of facial red veins and blotchiness.
5. It slows down the development of wrinkled, premature aging skin.
What Happened To Obtaining Vitamin D From The Sun?
Most people can fulfil their vitamin D requirements of 600 IU or 15mcg per day with normal daily outdoor activities amounting to five to 30 minutes twice per week.
A healthy Vitamin D rich diet comprising fish, milk, dairy, liver, eggs and vitamin D supplementation provides daily requirements. Prolonged sun exposure gives no extra production of necessary vitamin D, and it exposes the skin to the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation which includes development of skin cancers and photo-damage.
Are There Other Alternatives That Does Not Leave My Face Looking Like A Geisha?
Of course. Coconut oil is also know to contain natural sunscreen. Also, the newest sunscreen blocks are tinted mineralized zinc and titanium oxide formulations which bronze the skin or can be matched to skin colour.
Does Expired Sunscreen Still Work?
Expired sunscreen has literally fallen apart, so the formulation no longer works as a sun protectant. You get zero sun protection. In addition, you may experience changes in the colour and consistency of the product. Skin irritation may occur from an expired product.
There you have it. Be sure to share this article with other skeptics to highlight the importance of sunscreen to them!