You should be using sun lotion all year round. It reduces the risk of skin cancer. It protects your skin from becoming photosensitive, which causes premature ageing of the skin.
For the best ‘feel’ on the skin and for optimal protection, sunscreens should be purchased to suit skin type and/or condition, for example dry or combination skin (type) acne-prone (condition).
Physical sunscreens block UV rays and reflect or scatter them away from the skin’s surface. These are mineral based.
Chemical sunscreens absorb UV rays, turning them to heat.
This means that if using SPF 50, it will take 50 times longer for the skin to redden than if sunscreen SPF 50 had not been applied.
It really does reduce the risk of skin cancer. Skin cells are very good at regenerating and healing, but UVA and UVB rays attack the basal layer, that’s where they start out on their journey, and once distorted by harmful rays, cells struggle to maintain their integrity, become seriously damaged, with resulting skin problems.
Sunscreen is a good investment. Purchasing a broad-spectrum product protects skin from both UVA and UVB rays.
Remember 80% of UVA radiation reaches the earth – even on a cloudy day!
That’s it for now dear reader………Jane
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